So, here it is, the much anticipated sedan the Pentastar brand has to offer: the Chrysler 300. And if you adore the look of the second-gen 300, then you will probably won’t be disappointed with this one. Though the two generations look pretty alike, they does feel a little different, thanks to the 30 percent larger mesh front grille and generally speaking, sleeker and more sculptured front end that has less things happening, which is spells awesome in our books. The new iteration also gets redesigned front and LED rear lights, new finishes and new wheel designs, but those are pretty much where the difference ends as far as exterior is concerned.
Also remain status quo is the powertrain which will see the new 300 getting a choice of 3.6L V6 and the 363HP 5.7L HEMI V8, sans the 465 horsepower SRT variant. However, Chrysler did managed to introduce a boost in the driveline, with the new models getting “class-exclusive” TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission across the board, replacing the old six-speed gearbox. Handling also gets its deserving enhancement with electric power steering, also standard across all models, which works in conjunction with the “Sport” button to allow for sport-tuned steering. The sport mode also tweaks the pedal, engine and transmission calibration, plus shifts the vehicle to a rear-biased torque on AWD models for “more dynamic handling.”
The new model also come with an all-new interior which includes a 7-inch full-color driver information display, class-exclusive electronic rotary transmission shifter, the brand’s new three spoke steering wheel with larger vehicle controls and made available with die-cast paddle shifter. There is also the Uconnect Access system that takes advantage of the cellular technology to enable direct, one-touch connections with emergency service providers, roadside assistance dispatchers and vehicle information specialists. Using a mobile phone app, you can also start the vehicle, lock or unlock remotely, and there is of course, the on-demand WiFi that will turn your luxury sedan into a moving hotspot. Finally, you can aspect a suite of standard and optional safety and security features, including full-speed forward collision warning-plus, adaptive cruise control-plus with full stop, land departure warning and more.
Apart from the base model (300 Limited) and the 300S Sport model, Chrysler will also be offering the 300C and the ranging topping Platinum model. There is little doubt what the latter is: the ultimate luxurious 300 which bears lavish features like quilted Nappa leather, hand-sanded wood, ultra-premium Poltrona Frau leather-wrapped instrument panel and console, platinum-chrome exterior details and massive 20″ wheels. The 2015 Chrysler 300 Sedan is slated to be available in January 2015 with prices starting at $31,395.