The modern-day Chrysler 300 was introduced in 2004, nearly four decades after the initial 300 “letter series” was stopped. Bolted on the company’s rear-wheel-drive LX platform with components from the W211-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 300 debuted with a host of V-6 and V-8 gasoline powerplants, plus a diesel system for European markets. The full-size sedan was revamped for the 2011 model year, receiving many drivetrain and technology upgrades. The second-gen car received a facelift for 2015, which included a substantially modified front fascia to name a few features.
2018 Chrysler 300 Exterior
Inning accordance with Ralph Gilles (Chrysler head of style), the next-generation 300 will continue to have a special presence. “In form or shape, the car’s constantly going to have its own visual. Existence can come in lots of ways. The silhouette has to be special. Whatever it is, any place we wind up, it needs to be special,” he told Car Advice. Although he decreased to elaborate, Gilles did suggest the company is considering more than one style for the next-generation sedan. One thing is certain though, the upgraded 300 will keep a few of the information that assisted make the first-generation car an instant classic.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
Gilles had absolutely nothing to state about the 300’s new interior, but we expect a heavily redesigned cabin– most likely inspired from the 200’s– with extra premium features, more soft-touch surfaces, and updated technology.
2018 Chrysler 300 Drivetrain
The engine lineup is still a mystery, however V-6 and V-8 powerplants are likely on the table for 2018 too. Whether Chrysler is establishing new engines or not, we anticipate the 2018 Chrysler 300 to see enhancements in both the output and fuel performance departments. The current 300 returns up to 31 mpg on the highway, placing it above both the Chevy Impala and the Ford Taurus.
2018 Chrysler 300 Release Date and Price
We expect the 2018 Chrysler 300 to begin in display rooms this year or next. It’ll likely remain near to the present model’s cost range of $33,435-$46,365. Key rivals to the 300 include the Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse.