2018 Chrysler Imperial Recent Rumors Suggest Two Options


Chrysler has quite a difficult time because of optimization and model line ceasing – FCA tries to make the brand profitable. We have lost Chrysler 200, and the 300 model is likely to go for its final years in production. However, the Chrysler brand won’t be abandoned – new models arrive, like hi-tech Pacifica minivan, for instance. Nevertheless, the recent rumors about the comeback of the Imperial model are rather irrelevant – who needs one more luxurious car? There are could be at least two options to consider.

2018 Chrysler Imperial Successor of Full-size Sedan

The first option – future Imperial will replace the current Chrysler 300C sedan, which is quite outdated despite being well-designed and nicely equipped for the price. The reasons could be different, for instance, FCA could decide to get rid of numbers in names, to make Chrysler cars more appeal. The 2018 Chrysler Imperial might be a good replacement for both 300 models, C and S modifications – well-known name is a good deal. The model could be all-new or deep restyling of the current full-size sedan, all we could suggest – Imperial should at least be better equipped than current sedan, with more premium features.

As for powertrains – they are unlikely to change; the same Pentastar V6 engine in all trims, AWD or RWD layout and 8-speed automatic gearbox. Top-end modification might get twin-turbocharged V6 borrowed from Alfa Romeo Giulia QV.

Executive 2018 Chrysler Imperial Model

The first concept car with Imperial name debuted in 2006 – this was a Bentley-styled executive sedan with a bit strange proportions – it was tall and narrow, like a crossover SUV. Despite this, the interior was classy and fabulous looking. If Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles decide to make a luxurious car, they could pick Imperial name, even as a dedicated brand (like Mercedes-Benz did with Maybach). FCA doesn’t have any proper expensive vehicle, not to mention an executive sedan, so the relaunch of Imperial 2018 might be the key. As for powertrains – the executive car should have proper engine options. The standard might be the above mentioned turbocharged V6, while the top-end trim might get supercharged Hemi V8.

Imperial Brand History

The first Chrysler Imperial had produced from 1926 up to 1948 and was quite an ordinary car of that period, though luxurious one – compete with Cadillac and Lincoln cars. There were 5 generations of such cars. In 1949-1954 new Imperial was appeared as a top-trim level to Chrysler New Yorker. It even has 2-speed optional automatic gearbox. Imperial was also a dedicated brand from 1955 to 1975 and from 1981 to 1983, producing the most luxurious cars, based on standard Chrysler models. There were also special limousine editions, called Crown Imperial, in the 1950s and 1960s.

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