2015 Chrysler 200 Wins MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year
This morning at the Chicago Auto Show, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) named the 2015 Chrysler 200 the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year. The award in a way kicked off the auto show, putting Chrysler on a good foot right out of the gate.
“We are delighted that the new Chrysler 200 has been chosen ‘Family Vehicle of the Year’ by the Midwest Automotive Media Association, whose members evaluate dozens of new vehicles throughout the year,” commented Al Gardner, the president and CEO of the Chrysler Brand here in the States. “The 2015 Chrysler 200 was developed to be the benchmark for mid-size sedans with a timeless, elegant design; clever functionality; a standard nine-speed automatic transmission; a class-leading available all-wheel-drive system; 60 safety and security features and a host of new technology drivers and passengers will value. It is a sedan that drivers will be proud to own, at a value they will appreciate.”
MAMA is compromised of more than 200 automotive journalists and professionals in the region. Together, they determined the winner of the prestigious award. To even qualify for MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year, a contender had to have four doors, had to have an MSRP lower than $50,000, and had to be new or drastically updated since the 2014 Spring Rally. In addition, potential candidates had to make an appearance at one of MAMA’s two annual rallies.
Of those 200+ journalists, 99 voted for the Chrysler 200. It received 79 points in total.
“We know how important it is, and how difficult it can be, to pick the right family car,” said Patrick Olsen, MAMA President. “This award helps give consumers a chance to see the car that nearly a hundred automotive journalists –many with families themselves—selected as the best choice for families in 2015.”
The 2015 Chrysler 200 truly is a car for families. It’s got the most available safety features in its segment, as well as a slew of connected technologies.