The modern-day Chrysler 300 was introduced in 2004, almost four decades after the initial 300 “letter series” was terminated. 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 system 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 substantially customized front fascia among other features.
2018 Chrysler 300 Exterior
According to Ralph Gilles (Chrysler head of style), the next-generation 300 will continue to have a special existence. “In kind or shape, the car’s always going to have its own aesthetic. Presence can be available in numerous ways. The shape has to be unique. Whatever it is, wherever we wind up, it has to be distinct,” he informed Car Advice. Although he decreased to elaborate, Gilles did suggest the company is thinking about more than one design for the next-generation sedan. Something is certain though, the redesigned 300 will keep a few of the information that helped make the first-generation car an instantaneous classic.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
Gilles had nothing to state about the 300’s brand-new interior, however we anticipate a heavily upgraded cabin– likely influenced from the 200’s– with added 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 improvements in both the output and fuel performance departments. The present 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 anticipate the 2018 Chrysler 300 to begin in showrooms this year or next. It’ll likely remain near the present model’s cost series of $33,435-$46,365. Key competitors to the 300 consist of the Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse.