Production for the all-new full-size 1994-model Chrysler New Yorker and Chrysler LHS sedans begins in February 1993 at Chrysler's Bramalea, Ontario assembly plant one month after their debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Both the New Yorker and LHS feature Chrysler's innovative cab-forward architecture that expands the amount of usable passenger space. The vehicles are 207-inches long overall, and are built on a 113-inch wheelbase.
The six-passenger New Yorker is equipped with many standard features including passenger-and driver-side airbags, power foldaway heated mirrors, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, air conditioning with rear seat heater and air conditioning outlets, power windows and door locks, 15-inch wheels, and luggage compartment cargo net.
A 3.5L 24-valve V-6 engine with a four-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission is also standard.
In addition to all the standard features of the New Yorker, the five-passenger Chrysler LHS has a moonroof, power driver and passenger seats, floorshift and full floor console with cup holders, 16-inch wheels, computerized traction control to enhance acceleration and handling on slippery or uneven surfaces, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, touring suspension, premium leather front bucket seats, and contoured rear seat with arm rest.
One year ago, Chrysler's LHS luxury sedan made its first public appearance during the 1992 North American International Auto Show as a concept vehicle. The response was so positive, Chrysler decided to offer a nearly identical production version called the LHS. It's targeted directly at import buyers. "With the launch of New Yorker and LHS, we have a unique opportunity to reach two distinct segments of the full-size sedan market," says Steve Torok, Chrysler-Plymouth general manager. "With our bi-modal strategy, we think we have a great opportunity to reach traditional large car prospects, as well as import intenders who may have never visited a Chrysler dealership before."