This is a first look at the 2015 Chrysler 200, the American carmaker’s refreshed entry to its local mid-sized sedan market. Of course, mid-sized over there translates to large sedans, i.e. D-segment vehicles over here, as they all love to supersize things over at the States.

It looks pretty handsome, no? Distinctive, to say the least. In the US, this car will take on the likes of the USDM Toyota Camry and homegrown rivals such as the Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger and Ford Fusion. Replacing the outgoing 200, it will sit below the more well known Chrysler 300 in the now-modernised range.

It hasn’t been officially unveiled in full yet; that will happen at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show next week. For now, we have a full set of photos of both the car’s interior and exterior, plus a few key mechanical details.

Powering the wheels (front-wheel drive is standard; AWD a cost option) will be a 2.4 litre MultiAir 2 Tigershark or 3.6 litre Pentastar V6 engines connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Don’t you just love these American names? The former has 184 hp and 235 Nm, while the V6 offers best-in-class 295 hp and 356 Nm.