The elegant Chrysler Sebring is an evolution of the 2003 Chrysler Airflite concept car, and will offer surprisingly good value for money as well as striking looks when it launches in the UK in June.

Peter Lambert, Managing Director for Chrysler Group UK said: “The Sebring is Chrysler’s first offering in the mid-size family car segment, currently dominated by cars like the Ford Mondeo and Honda Accord.

“The Sebring combines an eye-catching design with high levels of safety and reliability, great performance and excellent fuel efficiency and is priced around 10 per cent less than the competition.”

The front-wheel drive Sebring will be launched in the UK in June and is priced from £17,995. The new Chrysler is available as a ‘Limited’ model only and will be offered with two petrol and one diesel engine.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine with a five speed manual gearbox produces 154 bhp and 140 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is a competitive 36.2 mpg*. The 2.4-litre petrol engine is available with an automatic gearbox that generates 167 bhp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine delivers fuel economy of 45.6 mpg* together with 138 bhp and 229 lb.-ft. of torque from just 1750 rpm, coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Peter Lambert added: “Chrysler Sebring includes a host of new technology and features, ranging from a cutting-edge information, entertainment and communication navigation audio system with a 20Gb hard drive to a heated and cooled front cupholder for keeping hot beverages hot and cool beverages cool! Air conditioning, air filtering, heated leather-trimmed seats and a long list of safety systems including ESP and side-curtain airbags all as standard means the Chrysler Sebring will appeal to the pocket as well as the eye.”

UK pricing is as follows:

Sebring 2.0 petrol Limited manual: £17,995

Sebring 2.0 CRD Limited manual: £18,995

Sebring 2.4 petrol Limited auto: £18,995