2018 Chrysler 300 might move to modified platform

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The once-extensive model range of the famous Chrysler brand, these days has shrunk to a few models. One of them – 300 full-size sedan, which leads its origin since those times, when the corporation was called Daimler-Chrysler. Since then, it took more than ten years, so fans of the brand are interested in the question whether the 2018 Chrysler 300 would be a brand new car? There is no precise data yet. It is expected that in 2018 or 2019 it will receive a completely different platform.

2018 Chrysler 300 release date

If we take into account that in 2018 a completely new model will be released, it is unlikely that it will appear at the end of 2017. Most likely, the next generation of the Chrysler 300 will debut in mid-2018, while sales may start even later.

2018 Chrysler 300 Release date: mid-2018

2018 Chrysler 300 price

Affordable price has always been a competitive advantage for the Chrysler. This was the last 200 model, so it will be with the future 300. We should expect the price at about the same level as now. However, in the base trim, 300 model of 2018 model year will certainly have fewer gadgets and less powerful engine. At the moment, entry-level Chrysler 300 is worth about $ 33,500.

Compare with the 2017 Chrysler 300 price

2018 Chrysler 300 redesign

Analysts agree that the current bulk, a clumsy design is outdated. We should expect the total redesign, with smooth lines, similar to the model 200. A more modern and aerodynamic design should have a positive impact not only on the opinions of customers but also to the technical characteristics.

Most likely there will be available 3 versions of 2018 Chrysler 300. Standard ‘non-letter’; more comfortable version of the 300C; 300S sports version. As in the current generation, these versions will be different by minor exterior details and rims. In the interior – different gauges, upholstery materials, and seats. Incidentally, the interior design will change slightly.

Also read about the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country

2018 Chrysler 300 specs

In technical terms, the new Chrysler 300 2018 was also changed quite significantly. It is expected that the new car will receive a completely new front-wheel drive platform (Charger will remain on the same LX platform). Another, more plausible option – both Chrysler 300 and Charger will get retuned LX platform, used in Maserati Ghibli. It has a different front suspension to improve the handling.

2018 Chrysler 300 video

2018 Chrysler 300 engines

As for powertrains, it is still unknown whether Hemi V8s will be discontinued or not. With strict ecological regulations and race for fuel efficiency figures, it might be useless to equip full-size sedan with such a big engines. More likely that big V8s will be replaced by the more efficient turbo and twin-turbocharged V6s with displacement around 3.0-3.5 liters. The same reason for SRT version – it seems that 2017 model year will be the last.

Undoubtedly, all 2018 Chrysler 300 will get 8-speed automatic transmission and optional AWD system (if kept on RWD platform)

Also read about the 2019 Dodge Charger

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Comments
  • geoff

    thank god I just bought a 2015 Chrysler 300 limited because that 2018 redesign is awful. Looks less like a Bentley and more like a lacrosse. Doesn’t have that executive feel at all. Sucks they are going to make one of my favorite cars ugly.

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2018 Chrysler 300 might be totally redesigned with the new front-wheel drive platform and more fuel-efficient powertrains.

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