Chrysler’s Ambitious Plans for an All-New 300 Sedan

October 2nd, 2023 by


Despite the Chrysler 300 Series receiving minimal marketing investment and no major updates since 2015, it has managed to maintain a strong presence in the shrinking full-size car segment. While the current model has undergone notable enhancements since its initial introduction in 2004, it has continued to rely on the same LX architecture. As this architecture is scheduled to conclude later this year, there has been considerable speculation regarding the future of the 300 nameplate.

In the past year, there has been a renewed sense of optimism for a large Chrysler sedan post-2023. In January 2022, Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell shared with Automotive News that the automaker was actively working on a replacement for the 300 with a completely fresh design. During the company’s EV Day 2021 presentation, intriguing silhouettes of a more dynamically styled fastback coupe-like sedan were revealed in slides, featuring Chrysler logos on the wheels.

The media’s curiosity was further piqued by an image of this vehicle released during an announcement about investments in the company’s safety and wind tunnel testing facilities.

Feuell has been vocal about the company’s transition into a fully electric brand by the 2028 model year. While the initial all-electric offering was initially intended to be a production-ready version of the Chrysler Airflow Concept, Feuell, who assumed her role in September 2021, decided to take a fresh approach by opting for an entirely new vehicle, as stated by Head of Design Ralph Gilles.

The inaugural model will continue as an E-segment crossover, set apart from the Airflow concept. While much attention has been focused on this crossover, the introduction of a fully-electric minivan may potentially delay the arrival of a replacement for the Chrysler 300 until at least 2027. This new sedan is expected to be built on the STLA Large architecture, following a successful strategy similar to the next-gen Dodge Charger (LB).

This suggests that the new 300 could achieve an impressive range of up to 500 miles (800 kilometers) on a single charge, thanks to its 108 kWh battery packs. Utilizing an 800-volt architecture, the upcoming 300 is set to offer enhanced fast-charging capabilities. With its electric drive modules (EDMs) capable of delivering between 201 and 443 horsepower, a dual-motor setup could potentially yield an impressive 886 horsepower, a significant increase from the 485 horsepower in the limited edition 2023 Chrysler 300C.

Regardless, it’s doubtful that we will see a replacement for the 300 in the immediate future. One can only hope that Chrysler will follow through, recognizing the significance of the current-generation car for both the brand and the American car segment.

There’s a renewed sense of optimism surrounding the future of the Chrysler 300 Series. Despite its enduring presence in the full-size car segment, the recent announcements by Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell have sparked excitement for a fresh, fully electric replacement. With the promise of enhanced range and impressive performance, the anticipation for this next-generation sedan is building. While we may need to wait a bit longer for its arrival, the legacy of the current-generation 300 remains a symbol of Chrysler’s enduring presence in the automotive landscape, and there’s hope for an exciting future ahead.

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