The modern-day Chrysler 300 was introduced in 2004, almost 4 decades after the initial 300 “letter series” was discontinued. 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 gas 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 customized 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 distinct presence. “In type or shape, the car’s constantly going to have its own visual. Presence can be available in many ways. 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 suggest the company is considering more than one design for the next-generation sedan. One thing is specific though, the upgraded 300 will maintain a few of the details that assisted make the first-generation car an immediate classic.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
Gilles had absolutely nothing to state about the 300’s brand-new interior, however we expect a greatly revamped cabin– likely inspired from the 200’s– with extra premium features, more soft-touch surfaces, and upgraded technology.
2018 Chrysler 300 Drivetrain
The engine lineup is still a mystery, but V-6 and V-8 powerplants are likely on the table for 2018 also. Whether Chrysler is establishing new engines or not, we expect the 2018 Chrysler 300 to see improvements in both the output and fuel performance departments. The present 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 start in display rooms this year or next. It’ll likely stay near to the present model’s price variety of $33,435-$46,365. Key competitors to the 300 include the Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse.