Chrysler’s new 200 sedan was announced a few months back, and now the drop-top sibling has been unveiled – the 200 Convertible will take over the slot from the outgoing third-generation Sebring, which arrived in the market a year later than its sedan counterpart, in 2008.

Much of the 200 sedan is carried over to the convertible, which is available in two automatic roof forms – a body-coloured steel, retractable hard top or a cloth soft top, with operation controllable via the key fob button.

Among the novelties to be found in the interior is a media centre with voice command, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a 30GB HDD/CD/DVD/MP3 radio with SIRIUS Travel Link, which provides real-time information.

Like the sedan, the convertible will be available in 2.4 litre four-cylinder World Gas Engine or 3.6 litre Pentastar V6 guise, with both options mated to a six-speed transmission. Chrysler says that attention has been paid to the ride and handling, and virtually every part of the suspension has been retuned or redesigned, including 22 of 28 suspension bushings.

The 200 Convertible will be available in three different configurations in its primary market, the US, these being the Touring, Limited and S models.

Gallery after the jump.

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