All-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible in Detail

by : Benjamin Hudson

DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group division is expanding their product lineup of Chrysler Sebring models by adding up an all-new convertible variant. Chrysler Group boasts the numerous innovative technological features aboard the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, from the simplest up to the most sophisticated innovative systems.

George Murphy, Senior Vice President-Global Marketing, Chrysler Group sad:
"America's favorite convertible is now better than ever. The all-new Chrysler Sebring Convertible offers the unprecedented combination of unmistakable road presence, athletic handling, innovative technologies, as well as plenty of room for people and gear. In fact, the all-new Sebring Convertible is the only retractable hard top in the segment that can pass the two-golf-bag test. The sky's the limit on what this vehicle can accomplish in the marketplace."

Outside, the all-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible features a sporty and distinctive exterior styling highlighted by Chrysler's signature eggcrate grille, uniquely sculptured hood with elegant lines, large quad headlamps, wide tail lamps mounted on the corners and deck lid, rear fog lamps, and chrome tipped dual exhaust pipes.

According to a Chrysler Group official press release, some of the unique and innovative standard features found on the all-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible include a trunk spacious enough to hold two golf bags when the convertible top is down; power hard tonneau cover that neatly conceals each of the three convertible tops when retracted; seat belts integrated into the front and rear seats, which looks clean, enhances seat comfort and makes it easier for passengers to get into the back seat; a locking glove box that can secure important documents and small items; no manual convertible top latches, as Sebring's new convertible top system automatically latches; and YES Essentials stain-resistant, odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric.

In addition, the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible also offers available innovative features like remote convertible top operation on the key fob, remote start that allows drivers to start and warm up or cool down their convertible from a distance, factory-installed windscreen that reduces wind and road noise, and a heated or cooled cup holder that keeps warm beverages warm and cold beverages cool.

For the U.S. market, Chrysler Group offers three power plants: the standard 2.4-liter World Engine, the available 2.7-liter V6 engine with Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) capability, and the available 3.5-liter V-6 engine. These engines are combined with either a 4- or 6-speed automatic gearbox, and equipped with a thermostat similar to found on the VW Eos Convertible.