The Chrysler Concorde was one of three sedan introduced in 1993 as part of the Chrysler Corporations groundbreaking LH platform. After a much-praised first-generation model, the Chrysler Concorde was completely redesigned for the 1998 model year. Defining characteristics added to the 1998 Concorde included a low-mounted grille and a steeply raked windshield. The second-generation Chrysler Concorde weighed less than the previous incarnation of the sedan thanks to the increased use of aluminum. Built on top of a 113-inch wheelbase, the 1998 Concorde was a front-wheel drive sedan powered by a family of V-6 engines.
Producing 200 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque, the base 2.7-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine could run up to 30 miles on a gallon of fuel during highway driving. A 3.2-liter powerplant was also available on the 1998 Chrysler Concorde propelled by 225 horsepower. Both engines were connected to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. A continuation of the cab-forward design philosophy introduced in 1993, the 1998 Concordes interior remained extremely spacious for front and rear seat occupants.
In addition to the standard five-passenger seating layout, the cockpit of the Chrysler Concorde offered an alternate six-passenger configuration with a front bench seat and a steering column-mounted shift lever. Air conditioning, cruise control and keyless entry were included as standard conveniences. On the Concorde Lxi, leather seating was included and added a standard CD player in 1999.
In 2000, the suspension was reengineered for a quieter, more comfortable ride. In 2002, the Chrysler Concorde received the front grille that previously belonged to the LHS. A new Limited model propelled by a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Last produced in 2004, the Concorde was replaced by the Chrysler 300 sedan.