Chrysler has unveiled the 2016MY 300 today on the dawn of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Chrysler has unveiled the 2015MY 300 today on the dawn of the Los Angeles Auto Show, following a leak from September.
At first glance it looks like the design was largely carried over but upon closer inspection you will notice many subtle revisions, with the most important one being the enlarged front grille. The lower front fascia has also gone through some updates mimicking the look provided by the smaller Chrysler 200 while the headlights look sharper and fresh.
Inside the cabin, Chrysler opted for better materials, standard seven-inch display in the gauge cluster and a 8.4-inch touchscreen display part of the Uconnect infotainment system which features "on demand" Wi-Fi.
Pop up the hood and you will find a Pentastar V6 3.6-liter engine with 292 bhp (218 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) sent to the rear wheels (optional AWD available) through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 300S is rated at 300 bhp (224 kW) and 264 lb-ft (357 Nm) whereas the beefier HEMI V8 5.7-liter engine is rated at 363 bhp (271 kW) and 394 lb-ft (533 Nm) channeled to the rear wheels via an eight-speed auto offered on all versions.
Other changes include new cast aluminum axles, an updated electric power steering system, improved adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and other similar safety & assistance systems.
Production of the revised Chrysler 300 is slated to kick off before the end of the year, with pricing beginning at $32,390 whereas the flagship 300C Platinum costs $43,390.