The modern-day Chrysler 300 was presented in 2004, nearly four decades after the initial 300 “letter series” was discontinued. 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, getting lots of drivetrain and technology upgrades. The second-gen car got a facelift for 2015, which included a substantially customized front fascia among other features.
2018 Chrysler 300 Exterior
According to Ralph Gilles (Chrysler head of design), the next-generation 300 will continue to have a special presence. “In type or shape, the car’s always going to have its own aesthetic. Existence can come in lots of methods. The shape has to be special. Whatever it is, any place we wind up, it needs to be special,” he told Car Advice.
Although he declined to elaborate, Gilles did suggest the company is thinking about more than one design for the next-generation sedan. One thing is particular though, the revamped 300 will maintain some of the details that helped make the first-generation car an instant classic.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
Gilles had nothing to state about the 300’s new interior, however we expect a heavily redesigned cabin– most likely influenced from the 200’s– with extra premium features, more soft-touch surface areas, and updated technology.
2018 Chrysler 300 Drivetrain
The engine lineup is still a mystery, however V-6 and V-8 powerplants are most likely on the table for 2018 too. Whether Chrysler is establishing new engines or not, we anticipate the 2018 Chrysler 300 to see enhancements in both the output and fuel efficiency departments. The existing 300 returns up to 31 mpg on the highway, putting 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 stay near the existing model’s price variety of $33,435-$46,365. Secret competitors to the 300 include the Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse.