If You Like Your Chrysler 300, You Can Keep Your Chrysler 300

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Prior to his Presidential campaign, Barack Obama once owned a Chrysler 300, which was then traded in for a Ford Escape Hybrid (perhaps a more demographic-friendly option). Interesting factoid aside, it appears that the revised Chrysler 300 won’t be getting a radical restyling like its Dodge Charger twin.

Grille aside, the big change for the 300 will be the adoption of the 8-speed automatic gearbox on all models, while the 300 SRT is expected to be dropped. According to Allpar, the 300 will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year.

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  • Xeranar Xeranar on Sep 16, 2014

    It seems to be working for them but the full-size car market is a limited if not even niche market now. Completely redesigning a car that is underpinned by a well amortized platform seems pointless. The 300 has a market it knows how to sell to and it does it well. I really wouldn't mind owning one but the front seat is a bit cramped if you're truly a big man, it's got acres of interior room but they insist on making a 7 foot wide console because the thought of you and your front-seat passenger touching is wholly unacceptable.

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    • Shaker Shaker on Sep 18, 2014

      @Corey Lewis “The Beats thing is stupid.” Not for "Doctor" Dre.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Sep 16, 2014

    I miss BTSR.

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    • Shaker Shaker on Sep 18, 2014

      @05lgt He's looking for a new laptop... Both "SHIFT" keys and the "CAPS LOCK" keys wore out. ;-)

  • MattPete MattPete on Sep 16, 2014

    I always thought that if they cut 2-4 inches out of the middle (horizontally, so the green house would be the same, but the hood, etc, would be lower), shrunk the wheel diameter a bit, and elongated the trunk, they'd have a car with a similar profile to an E-class Mercedes.

  • Big L from Chicago Big L from Chicago on Sep 17, 2014

    I love the looks of this generation of 300's, looks tailored and all of one piece to me, and I think this design will age well, unlike the previous generation. I think FCA is designing some lovely vehicles, I would go so far as to say that I think their designs among the best in the world, if I exclude the 500L.