1998 Chrysler Concorde: Regular Car Reviews
During the production of the model Concorde has been released for two generations of these cars. The design of the first generation Concorde was based on the Lamborghini Portofino concept, which was introduced in 1987 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The very same Chrysler Concorde sedan was first introduced to the public in 1992 at the Detroit International South American Auto Show, as a 1993 model. The body length was 5 151 mm, width - 1 890 mm, height - 1 430 mm. The design for the second generation of Chrysler Concorde cars was developed by 1996, when the Chrysler LHX was introduced as a concept car. The concept had large 20-inch wheels, the dashboard was located in the center, and it was also equipped with a closed-circuit television system that replaced the usual rear-view mirrors. The length of the body has become longer compared with the first generation and was 5 311 mm, the width remained the same - 1 890 mm, height - 1 420 mm. The wheelbase of the first and second generations of Chrysler Concorde was 2 870 mm. It is worth noting that the wheelbase of the concept car Chrysler LHX was increased to 3,100 mm.
For the first generation of Chrysler Concorde cars, there were two variants of gasoline engines: the EGA V6 power unit with a 3.3-liter capacity and 162 hp. and the 3.5-liter EGJ V6 engine, whose power was 214 hp. As for the transmission, a 4-speed 42LE automatic transmission was used here. The front suspension of the car was independent and included triangular wishbones, spring struts and transverse stabilizer. The Chrysler Concorde rear suspension was also independent spring with twin wishbones and transverse stabilizer.
In 1996, Chrysler introduced two complete sets of Chrysler Concorde: the base LX and the improved LXi. The main difference of the LXi version was improved sound insulation.
In 1997, the 3.3-liter EGA V6 engine was no longer used in Chrysler Concorde models.
In 1998, the second generation of Chrysler Concorde sedans started. In the new cars already used three engine options: EER V6 engine with a capacity of 2.7 liters and 200 hp. six-cylinder power unit V6 volume of 3.2 liters capacity of 225 hp and the previously used EGJ V6 engine with a volume of 3.5 liters, whose power by 2004 was increased to 234 hp. For all engines was offered all the same 4-speed automatic transmission.
In 2002, a special version of the Chrysler Concorde model called Limited was released. This version had a unique interior with a 2-color leather interior and various golfing accessories, including a special leather Chrysler golf bag.
In 2004, the production of the Chrysler Concorde model was completed, and in 2005 it was replaced by a car called the Chrysler 300.