"Chrysler Concord": specifications and description of the American executive saloon
Front-wheel drive executive sedan"Chrysler Concord" was published from 1993 to 2004. This model replaced its predecessor, which was Chrysler Fifth Avenue. It is interesting that the novelty became one of the first three cars created on a platform called Chrysler LH. And this model, according to the magazine Car and Driver, entered the TOP-10 of the best cars of 1993 and 1994.
Foundation of the project
The release of a model such as the Chrysler Concord,was planned back in 1986. Then Kevin Verdine, the project's chief designer, created the original version of the car. And at the same time, the concern bought back the company "Lamborghini", which was finally ruined at that time. As a result, the design was reworked, it became a concept car, the name of which is Lamborghini Portofino. And he found success, which was the impetus for creating the appearance of "Concorde" on its base.
When designing the design, specialists focused onthen, to expand the salon. They wanted to make it as spacious as possible. With the naked eye you can see that the windshield literally hits the engine. The specialists created a very flexible chassis. It changed over time, and this reflected on the exterior of the model.
A distinctive feature of the early models was a single block of rear optics. And the radiator grille: its designers were divided into 6 different sections by vertical racks.
The interior was almost like a Chrysler Vision. "The highlight" was the finish, made for a tree, and placed on the handlebars emblem. But expensive complete sets could boast of leather seats. And also ventilation, the central armrest in the back row, the electric adjustments of the front seats and the personal lighting lamps. As standard, the Chrysler Concord was equipped with ABS, CZ, power windows and airbags.
The first models installed 153-strong 3.3-liter engines and rigid suspension. In 1994, the engine power was increased by 8 "horses". And the variants began to be sold with a salon, where a sofa seat was installed ahead. This "Chrysler Concord" could accommodate six.
A year later the transmission was updated. And the old logo, which depicted the pentagram, was replaced with a new one, with a wreath. In 1996, the developers improved noise insulation. To do this, they had to change the design of the model. And they added expensive equipment (LXi) and cheap (LX).
The second generation
"Chrysler Concord", photo of which is providedabove, in 1994 passed a deep restyling. The design has changed quite a lot, it's easy to see. The novelty has received 20-inch disks, and in forward racks built in video cameras which became replacement of mirrors of a rear kind. Another transformed radiator grille. Specialists designed it in such a way that it seemed as if it was moving to the front bumper. Rounded, smooth body shapes are the main difference between the second generation models.
In 1999, the new aluminum cylinder blockequipped with a 214-horsepower 3.5-liter engine. "Chrysler Concord, by the way, got two more motors. They were much more powerful. One produced 235, and the other - 250 horsepower, respectively. Another 2.7-liter engine with a capacity of 200 liters was installed on the Chrysler Concord. from. And the unit for 220 liters. from. volume of 3.2 liters.
Cost and equipment
"Chrysler" - an unusual and high-quality car. He always stood out among the flow of other machines with well-known names. Not surprisingly, many connoisseurs of American models would like to become owners of this amazing car. Well, the 2003 car of release can be found in a very good condition for about 250-300 thousand rubles. For this amount will get a model with a 203-strong 2.7-liter engine, automatic transmission and the most complete complete set.
By the way, the optional equipment for this caris amazing. In the "top" complete sets, there is everything that can be useful, from tinted windows and a sunroof to the sensors of light, rain and immobilizer. Seat heating, fog lights, anti-slip and ABS, leather interior, steering wheel adjustments, mirrors, seats - the equipment is really rich. No wonder this car was so popular.
By the way, models of the 90s can be found in morelow price. Some even offer for 100-150 thousand rubles, and this is really a small cost. The main thing is to carefully inspect the car before buying. The car is not new, we must remember this. And it's better to check it on STO, otherwise later unpleasant surprises may appear in the process of operation.