From its sophisticated four-door coupe-like design to its efficiency, power and agility, the All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 is the result of tireless attention to detail and continuous improvement.
All components, systems and processes are designed, engineered and applied to ensure the highest levels of quality, reliability and durability.
Continuous improvement can be achieved only with serious employee involvement. Our workers use their heads and hearts to build cars, as well as their hands. They are committed to making everything better, every day.
Adhering to these levels of quality result in outstanding fit and finish, overall harmony of the elements, excellent road manners and exceptional performance.
The confidence we have in the quality of the All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 is demonstrated by the warranties we back them up with. The 5-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty+ and the 3-Year/36,000-Mile Basic Limited Warranty+ are included with every Chrysler 200 model.
The vehicle body is framed in the Open Gate Framer. This area has 18 robots that precisely weld the panels to the body with extreme accuracy, ensuring a consistent and dimensionally repeatable build of each vehicle.
A holistically designed body frame structure positions advanced high-strength steels where they are needed most. The result is a very stiff overall structure that enables refined tuning of ride and handling characteristics and a steel cage that delivers outstanding occupant protection in front, side and rear impacts.
The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 is built at a state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA. The all-new facilities include a 1,021,487-square-foot Body Shop, a nearly 1,000,000 square-foot Paint Shop spread over three floors. The assembly processes at these facilities helps to ensure an exceptional level of quality.
The driving force of World Class Manufacturing is continuous improvement – balancing technological innovation with worker ingenuity.
Workers are empowered to constantly improve the process, focusing on increasing productivity and reducing waste while improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized manner.
The ICI Do Control Room (virtual reality vehicle assembly) reviews every operation in every workstation for the assembly of the All-New 2015 Chrysler 200. The movements of each operator are simulated and evaluated to ensure precision and quality. Best practices are evaluated and processes verified before a single vehicle is actually built.
The Center for Technical Vehicle Validation (CTVV) runs a myriad of quality assessments on a sample of assembled vehicles that are randomly selected each day. Certified chemists conduct chemical and vibration analyses. Evaluations are also performed regarding dimensions, functions, paint characteristics, seams and gaps, in order to ensure the highest quality.
The all-new 1,021,487-square foot Body Shop uses more than 1,000 state-of-the-art robots, incorporating optimized handling of materials through automation.
For enhanced quality and performance, artisan-like refinements in the Body Shop are vast and plentiful. These refinements include uncommonly tight gaps, an optimized body structure, a very light chassis system and “vault-like” Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) characteristics.
Consistent robot-driven welding and component positioning enables approximately 3,800 consistently positioned and processed spot welds in the body structure.
Laser welding robots braze the roof and the two-piece trunklid to the car without visible seams or spot welds. With extreme precision, the laser braze welding process uses an intense laser-light beam to melt a piece of silicon wire between the body panels, mating the surfaces without visible seams. The result is a sculptural exterior appearance, reduced wind noise and improved structural rigidity.
As each body shell transfers through the Automated Panel Line, critical dimensional aspects are precisely measured. The data tells the robots exactly how to install the trunklids, doors, fenders and hood panels.
These robots ensure every gap between surface elements is the same – held to a standard and without variation of less than one-sixth of an inch (as little as 3.5 mm).
To ensure that each vehicle meets exacting fit and finish specifications, body specialists closely inspect the finished surfaces.
Spread over three floors, the nearly 1,000,000-square foot all-new Paint Shop is the most advanced Paint Shop facility currently in the Chrysler Group. The enhanced clean room-like environment provides outstanding, consistent paint and clear coat applications.
Advanced robotic systems seal, coat, powder and paint an entire vehicle. A powder primer system provides better chip and durability performance, compared to liquid primers.
The powder primer is also much more environmentally friendly. Up to 97% of the overspray is reused, substantially reducing waste.
Soy-based foam is used to fill vehicle body cavities (instead of oil based). It is not only lightweight, but renewable and environmentally friendly as well.
A friction drive system conveyer, the first of its kind in operation in North America, pushes vehicles throughout the Paint Shop which reduces contamination because no chain oil is used. This type of conveyer also saves energy because it only runs when needed and is much quieter than traditional conveyer belts due to fewer moving parts.
A rotating carrier turns the vehicle upside down for better operator access, accuracy and visual verification of underbody seams. It also helps ensure the best possible sealing of the vehicle by using gravity to pull the sealant into the vehicle.
UWE Braun Lights, the first of their kind in operation in North America, are used on the final paint review line. This system uses unique lights that adjust their color and intensity based on each vehicle’s paint color. They simulate different daylight conditions, enabling a highly accurate visual evaluation of overall paint quality.
CUTTING-EDGE TESTING LABS – THE METROLOGY CENTER
The Metrology Center is an advanced, environmentally controlled on-site material analysis laboratory that enables identification of “root cause” issues that arise during the manufacturing process. The Chrysler Metrology Center at Sterling Heights Assembly is the most technologically advanced metrology laboratory of its kind in Chrysler and one of the most advanced of its kind in the automotive industry.
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Three-dimensional mapping and laser scanning are used for highly advanced analysis. Before, during and after the manufacturing process, the parts, panels, systems and full body vehicles can be measured and analyzed for accuracy against the original perfect parts to reveal any irregularities and correct them.
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