The modern-day Chrysler 300 was presented in 2004, nearly four decades after the preliminary 300 “letter series” was ceased. 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 fuel powerplants, plus a diesel unit for European markets. The full-size sedan was upgraded for the 2011 model year, receiving lots of drivetrain and technology upgrades. The second-gen car received a facelift for 2015, that included a significantly modified 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 a distinct existence. “In form or shape, the car’s constantly going to have its own visual. Presence can be available in numerous ways. The shape needs to be special. Whatever it is, any place we wind up, it has to be distinct,” he told Car Advice. Although he decreased to elaborate, Gilles did recommend the company is thinking about more than one style for the next-generation sedan. Something is certain though, the revamped 300 will maintain a few of the information that helped make the first-generation car an instant classic.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
Gilles had absolutely nothing to state about the 300’s brand-new interior, however we expect a heavily revamped cabin– likely motivated from the 200’s– with extra premium features, more soft-touch surface areas, and upgraded technology.
2018 Chrysler 300 Drivetrain
The engine lineup is still a secret, however V-6 and V-8 powerplants are most likely on the table for 2018 as well. Whether Chrysler is establishing brand-new engines or not, we expect the 2018 Chrysler 300 to see improvements in both the output and fuel efficiency departments. The current 300 returns approximately 31 mpg on the highway, positioning 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 showrooms this year or next. It’ll likely remain near to the present model’s price range of $33,435-$46,365. Key rivals to the 300 consist of the Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse.