The facelifted Chrysler 300 SRT has arrived in Australia.

Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted model has a new front fascia with a revised grille that is flanked by Bi-Xenon headlights.  The car also features LED daytime running lights and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Two trim levels will be offered and the entry-level Core variant comes nicely equipped with a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, sport seats and a Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch display. Moving up the range-topping 300 SRT adds leather / Alcantara upholstery, carbon fiber trim and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

Both models are powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 469 bhp (350 kW) and 469 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque.  It is connected to a new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission which promises to improve performance as well as fuel efficiency.

Unfortunately, the model don't come cheap as the entry-level 300 SRT Core starts at $59,000 AUD while the 300 SRT is priced from $69,000 AUD.


In related news, a Chrysler spokesperson told Car & Driver the 300 SRT will only be offered in 16 markets and the United States isn't one of them.  Sales undoubtedly played a role in the decision but the spokesperson cited Dodge's focus on performance and the fact that SRT was recently folded back into the brand under FCA's most recent five-year plan.


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