The modern-day Chrysler 300 was presented in 2004, nearly 4 decades after the preliminary 300 “letter series” was stopped. Bolted on the company’s rear-wheel-drive LX platform with elements 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 unit for European markets. The full-size sedan was upgraded for the 2011 model year, receiving many drivetrain and technology upgrades. The second-gen car received a facelift for 2015, that included a substantially customized front fascia among other features.
2018 Chrysler 300 Exterior
Inning accordance with Ralph Gilles (Chrysler head of style), the next-generation 300 will continue to have an unique existence. “In kind or shape, the car’s constantly going to have its own aesthetic. Presence can be available in numerous methods. The shape has to be special. Whatever it is, anywhere we wind up, it has to be unique,” he informed Car Advice. Although he decreased to elaborate, Gilles did recommend the company is thinking about more than one design for the next-generation sedan. Something is particular though, the revamped 300 will keep a few of the details that helped make the first-generation car an instant classic.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
Gilles had nothing to say about the 300’s new interior, but we anticipate a heavily revamped cabin– likely motivated 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, but V-6 and V-8 powerplants are most likely on the table for 2018 as well. Whether Chrysler is developing new engines or not, we anticipate the 2018 Chrysler 300 to see improvements in both the output and fuel effectiveness departments. The present 300 returns as much as 31 mpg on the highway, placing it above both the Chevy Impala and the Ford Taurus.
Release Date and Price
We expect the 2018 Chrysler 300 to begin in display rooms this year or next. It’ll likely remain near the current model’s cost range of $33,435-$46,365. Key rivals to the 300 include the Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse.