2018 Chrysler 300: Has It Changed?

Although it’s too early for us to draw an in-depth review of the upcoming new 2018 Chrysler 300 due to the lack of crucial and actual details, the online has been buzzing with questions on what we should actually expect. Spy pics reveal the new model is likely to keep its bold, contemporary design elements in and out. And performance wise, Chrysler says the new kid on the block features robust engines that not only propel you quicker to the 60mph mark but also save you a few bucks at the pump.

The model, introduced back in 2004, has managed to withstand all odds from such a competitive luxury sedan market thanks to constant updates on its bold, classy styling. The first generation model debuted with a host of v-powered engines as well as a diesel engine for select markets and was based on the rear-wheel-drive LX platform that at the time was shared with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The following generation model that debuted seven years later after the first returned with significant refreshments to its general outlook and feel. And flash forward to today and Chrysler is returning back with an even more revitalized version that, according to verified sources, features a bold exterior design.

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Just like the previous model it is set to replace, the new model returns with a whopping four different trim levels. The base model is the Chrysler 300 Limited model that despite being the basic 300 model comes laden with creature comforts. Examples of such features include keyless ignition and entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android services, and leather upholstery.

On the other end of the spectrum is the top-of-the-notch model – the 2018 Chrysler 300C Platinum model that represents the best Chrysler 300 has to offer. It comes standard with just about every available feature and a perfect mix of both sport and luxury. A 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is also included in the package.

2018 Chrysler 300: Who Is It For?

The new 2018 Chrysler 300 is primarily a family sedan that is intended to not only take you from point A to point B, but also to make sure that you’re getting value for your buck along the way. It’s big, unapologetically bold, and is a true testament to what it feels to ‘drive the American dream’ – or maybe not!

Pricing for the model is dependent on four trim models – the base being the 300 Limited and the 300S, while the top-of-the-range spectrum is taken up by the 300C and the unapologetically luxurious 300C Platinum model. 

How Much Should You Expect To Pay for The New 2018 Chrysler 300?

Initial pricing for the new 2018 model is estimated at $33,000. Its release date is still a mystery for now given the scanty information there is, however, industry experts project that the new model will most likely be offered to buyers towards the end of the first half of 2018. Again, this is speculative and more accurate details will be offered as and when Chrysler makes them available.

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2018 Chrysler 300 Changes: Exterior and Interior

According to Chrysler, the new 2018 Chrysler 300 model is set to continue delivering on its robust and unique presence both in form and shape. According to spy pictures, the new model’s exterior is likely to remain unaltered from that of the existing model save for the mild refreshments on the front fascia especially the bold sculptures, grille design, and headlight clusters. Latest news also have it that both the front and hind bumper are also set for mild changes. What however is missing at this moment are the actual details as Chrysler is yet to offer them at least as at the time of this writing.

Recent spy photos have however lifted the lid on what buyers should expect from the top-of-the-notch Chrysler 300 Platinum model. It is priced on the upper end obviously because it comes with stately features such as a unique exterior trim, adaptive xenon headlights, and a touring-tuned suspension system. More features are set to be released soon, so keep checking back for an update.

Inside, the new 2018 Chrysler 300 – from what we gather – is set to get a heavy inspiration from its 200 sibling. Additionally, it should come with a heavily redesigned cabin, updated technology, more soft-touch surfaces, and additional premium features.

As previously mentioned, the teaser pictures provided by Chrysler only compound our hunger to know more as they reveal nothing significant. The prototypes are heavily guised and as such it is hardly possible to take a magnified interior look of what to expect. But even so, rumor mills have it that the new model is set to receive important cabin refreshments that are aimed to restoring its bold, classy position in its class. This is especially so given the full-size sedan market is now home to other similarly deserving family sedans such as the Ford Taurus and the Chevrolet Impala.

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2018 Chrysler 300 Performance & Engine Lineup

This is still a mystery up to date. The engine lineup table for 2018 nevertheless will feature V6 and V8 powerplants as well. Whether or not new engines are on offer or not, Chrysler is without a doubt making developments on the existing ones. The developments, to be specific, we assume should be aimed almost entirely on the fuel efficiency and output departments.

Fuel efficiency of the current 2017 model is still king in its class. Rated at 31 mpg on highway cruising, the model sits pretty above the Ford Taurus and the Chevy Impala. Although subjective, the driving dynamics of the Chrysler 300 also compare better. Again, this is but a subject opinion.

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Conclusion

It is still too early to make an informed decision on what to expect from the next-generation Chrysler 300 2018 as the facts are yet to be confirmed. Even as we scratch our heads in anticipation, one thing undoubtedly needs no authentication – Chrysler has fresh stuff in the offing. The Chrysler 300 SRT model enthusiasts however should not expect a fresh offer for the 2018 model year.

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