The Chrysler 300 is not going anywhere contrary to what sources have to state. It was reported that the vehicle was going to be a distant memory and its last remains will be seen in 2020. Even with SUV’s increasing in appeal, Chrysler thinks that the Chrysler 300 can still be saved.
If Chrysler was prepared to bid farewell to the 300, what was expected to take its place? Well, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was not going with a new sedan, that’s for sure. Instead, they were going to introduce an electrical minivan called “The Postal,” a production variation of a previous concept with the very same name. It was first presented at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
2021 Chrysler 300 Platform
The 300 was expected to utilize FCA’s Giorgio back- and all-wheel-drive architecture. However, things changed in 2016, when FCA’s then CEO Sergio Marchionne specified that “the replacement model might rather share the architecture of the Pacifica and be produced alongside the huge minivan at Windsor in Ontario,” according to just-auto. com. The company hasn’t specified whether it will replace the 300 or any other LX platform vehicle.
As time progressed, this led to rumors that Brampton, where all of Chrysler and Dodge’s huge RWD/AWD sedans and coupes are made, might be closed. It was believed that any followers might still be RWD/ AWD and instead, will use the Giorgio platform and be integrated in Mexico at Toluca. In October 2016 it was revealed of a plan to offer Brampton a new paint shop which appeared to increase the possibilities of this factory being utilized for a new generation of big rear-drive Dodge cars, according to just-auto. com.
But the excitement appeared to come to a stop a month later on when speaking to analysts on the subject of FCA’s third-quarter financials, Marchionne didn’t mention the Chrysler 300 having an RWD/ AWD successor: “The essential thing for us was to maintain the individuality of the rear-wheel-drive offering that we have throughout four brand names: Alfa, Maserati, Dodge and, potentially Jeep, which service has been nailed down internally by focusing on the Giorgio architecture”.
Two alternatives can be considered for the evolution of the 300. Option one is an advancement of the existing model’s platform, and choice 2 is to switch the model to a front-wheel-drive architecture and make it on the same line as the Pacifica. That won’t be a necessity if the Ontario factory gets the rumored Chrysler Aspen, a front- and all-wheel-drive crossover.
As a pointer, FCA is not saying farewell to the Chrysler 300. When it comes to sales, Steve Beahm, head of parts and service (MOPAR), guaranteed carbuzz.com that “it’s doing terrific.” “We like where it’s placed; it offers great value. It’s a great deal of car for the cash.”
2021 Chrysler 300 Engine
There are two choices to select from for engines: a 292-horsepower V6 or a 363-horsepower V8. Both engines get the job done, and the V6 has ample power for the average joe to drive. The Chrysler sedan gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with its V6 engine.
2021 Chrysler 300 Interior
When it comes to space, the 300 offers guests a lot of room. Seating surfaces are wrapped with leather, while a nickel-finish analog clock and blacked-out interior accents highlight the performance-focused cabin. Purchasers will have updated security and motorist support technology is offered, but it requires optional packages to deliver complete security features.
2021 Chrysler 300 Price
The 2019 Chrysler 300 has a beginning MSRP of $29,220 (plus destination cost).
There have been ideas that perhaps FCA wants to provide the Chrysler brand more crossovers. Whatever the case might be, we are unlikely to see any 300 successors till the 2021 model year. You can browse our stock of Chrysler 300 at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to come by for a test drive, and see if this model and make is the car for you.