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 redesigned for the 2011 model year, getting numerous drivetrain and technology upgrades. The second-gen car received a facelift for 2015, that included a considerably customized front fascia to name a few features.
2018 Chrysler 300 Exterior
According to Ralph Gilles (Chrysler head of design), 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. Existence can be available in lots of ways. The silhouette has to be special. Whatever it is, any place we end up, it needs to be unique,” he informed Car Advice. Although he decreased to elaborate, Gilles did recommend the company is considering more than one style for the next-generation sedan. Something is particular though, the redesigned 300 will retain some of the information that assisted make the first-generation car an instant classic.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
Gilles had nothing to say about the 300’s new interior, however we expect a heavily redesigned 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 secret, but V-6 and V-8 powerplants are likely on the table for 2018 as well. Whether Chrysler is establishing brand-new engines or not, we anticipate the 2018 Chrysler 300 to see enhancements in both the output and fuel efficiency departments. The current 300 returns as much as 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 close to the current model’s price variety of $33,435-$46,365. Key competitors to the 300 include the Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse.