Understandable, they were not bad vehicles in spite of the usual anti-Big 3 rhetoric when it comes to passenger cars.I felt like FCA gave up on the 200 way too soon. Nobody is making a killing on sedans, but that was a good looking, competitive entry and not everyone wants Accord/Camry.
That said, you must consider that at the time there was a good reason (a VERY good reason as it turned out) for the elimination of 200/Dart - doing so freed up resources that were better allocated towards development of new Ram 1500, Wrangler, & Gladiator. Also some of that money was needed for Italy's pet projects (relaunch of ALFA in NAFTA and finishing touches on Giulia & Stelvio).
In hindsight, Sergio was 2.5 yrs ahead of the ENTIRE industry in seeing the market move away from the B & C car segment and back to CUV/SUV/Trucks. Yeah it was a bad look publicly at the time, but it has paid off big time (2017 was record-breaking for FCA, and 2018 was even better, in spite of basically plummeting sales in China and a down year in Europe).
Bottom line - Mr. Marchionne correctly predicted that buyers would move back to SUVs, etc...a pretty bold move at the time. GM & Ford, on the other hand, are STILL in the process of exiting these segments as I type this...so RIP Dart/200, you took one for the team And RIP Sergio!