2018 Chrysler 300 as the next model year which will be release soon, there are a lot of things that the fans expect on the new release. Especially since a lot of fans expect new generation to come out as soon as possible.
First generation was brings out back in 2004 to replace the previous 300 letter series which distributed back in the fifties through the sixties era. That is over forty years after the previous series is discontinued. This car was using LX RWD platform along with components taken from W211 model E Class from Mercedes Benz. Under the hood, it uses gasoline V8 and V8 engines, then for European market they also give diesel engine option.
The second generation of Chrysler 300 comes later in 2011. It gets a lot of modification especially under the hood where Chrysler gets a lot of drivetrain option as well as technology option upgrade. Then on 2015 this second generation receives a facelift by giving a lot of features as well as a new front fascia. After the new styling for the full size sedan is ready to be release in the market, there are a lot of rumors about the third generation start to come out at the same time. This is why a lot of people expect the 2018 model year from Chrysler 300 is the new generation that everyone talking about even though there is no exact news about the rumor.
2018 Chrysler 300 Exterior
The 2018 model year will be design for global market; this is why Chrysler will still use its signature bold appearance for the exterior since it is able to make the design stands out among other full size sedan in its class.
The new generations that will be release will continue its unique design to ensure that it still hold strong presence among its fans. Whether it is the form or even the shape of the car itself, it has to be unique. The presence of the car itself can be taken out using many ways. As long as the design create unique silhouette, they can do anything for the styling.
This makes a lot of fans become more curious on the styling that will be done in the new generation even though there is nothing is confirm right now. But we can be certain that no matter what kind of styling used in the new generation, it will still maintain some details from the previous generation which make this brand a favorite classic style car.
Therefore the body would remain bulky and chiseled which make it appear powerful but still maintain its luxurious style. Do not worry since they will use advance carbon as the material so it will not be too heavy even though the size is big. Even with its bulky size, the aerodynamic ability of this car is sill great.
They will use alloy wheels with 17 inches size for the standard trim, but you can also choose 19 inches size or 20 inches size for higher trim option. Standard features such as heated mirrors, camera for rear view, daytime LED headlights and taillights, as well as automatic headlights are included in the standard trim. But for higher trim option you will get more features such as suspension that is already sport tuned, calibration on the steering, sport dual exhaust, remote starter, fog LED lights, and many others.
To add more futuristic appearance, there might be some change in its headlight to become more modern looking with sharper and brighter shape. To match it, the grille will be larger, and to make it stylish, there might be several color option that the buyers can choose. The bumper itself is changed into more v shaped line, while the door will still look elegant as always. All in all, the changes made into this car styling will really create amazing appearance to the styling of 2018 model year.
2018 Chrysler 300 Interior
For the interior we expect to have a lot of styling in this 2018 model year, especially since 200 already get restyled by addition of premium high tech features update. As we know 300 usually has dark appearance on its cabin, but for the 2018 model year we expect Chrysler to give fresher appearance for 300 by giving it calm appearance.
Material used in the new generation will also be more high quality with premium class leather material on its two rows seating which could fit five passengers. The front seating will be heated, have a power feature in eight settings and lumbar support in four settings. For the rear seating, the split folding ratio would be 60/40.
There would be big 8.4 inches size LCD screen with touch screen feature on the dashboard which equipped with a lot of feature including audio connectivity setting, USB port, Siri Eyes, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, HDMI connection, voice controls, audio jack, satellite radio, and many others. Inside the cabin, other high tech feature also included such as new dual zones automatic control climate system, keyless starter and entry, cruise control.
If you choose higher trim, then you will be able to get even more feature such as ten speaker sound system beats audio, heater in steering wheel, front seats and rear seats, ventilation for front seats, leather and wooden trim on the steering wheel, memory settings for driver seat, rear window sunshade with power, HD radio, six alpine audio speaker, and navigation system.
2018 Chrysler 300 Safety
As we know Chrysler always give great safety feature on 300, even the current model year has all the latest safety feature available on its body. We expect the same great things with the 2018 model year so 300 can maintain its good safety rating. Feature such as collision warning for the front part, and automatic braking system should be standard feature that implemented on the new model year.
New feature might also be add such as antilock brakes, stability and traction control, camera for rearview, front head active restraints and airbags for the front side, driver knee as well as side curtain.
2018 Chrysler 300 Engine
There are some speculations that expect 300 will use new platform that has been used on the 2017 Pasifica. Even though the platform is currently used in Chrysler’s minivan, however it can still fit bulky sedan like 300. If that happen, then the next generation of Chrysler 300 might be offering AWD drivetrain option valued for a few thousands dollar. However there is no exact news about this possibility yet since the new generation redesign is still in embryo stage.
That is why for the engine a lot of people does not really expect major changes in the 2018 model year. They might still uses V8 and V6 as 300 powerplants, which may get some increase in the fuel efficiency as well as on the output.
The V6 engine will have 3.6 liter capacity that can generates 292 HP output and 260 ft-lb of torque. That output will be slightly higher for 300S trim which can generates 300 HP output. There might also be AWD drivetrain option for the V6 engine which will have automatic transmission in eight speeds. The 0-60 mph will be rated around 6.8 seconds, while driving in that speed the car can stop in 122 feet. The fuel economy will be around 23 mpg.
The V8 engine will have 5.7 liter capacity that can generates 363 HP output and 394 ft-lb of torque. This engine will also have automatic transmission in eight speeds. However the fuel economy will only be around 19 mpg.
2018 Chrysler 300 Price and Release Date
We expect the 2018 model year will be produced starting July this year, thus it will be able to arrive in the showroom around August this year or as late as early next year. For the price, as there might not be significant change in the design, then the price might also not significantly rise. The 2018 Chrysler 300 will be offered around $33,435 to $46,365 as the price range.
With unique design that still maintain in the 2018 model year, it seems that Chrysler 300 can maintain their fans too. The impact that is first experience in 2004 is not reduced until today, which is why a lot of people are still waiting for this model year to be release. Moreover with upgraded interior, engine as well as fuel economy, make this car become more interesting.