The facelifted Chrysler 300 SRT has arrived in Australia but it won't be offered in the United States.

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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