2012 Chrysler 300 Sedan New Image Gallery Released
The car is set for a January world premiere at the next North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), to be held in Detroit, Michigan. The model is expected to go on sale in the States starting around the spring of 2011, while an European version will most likely be built under the Lancia badge and will arrive towards the end of next year.
Chrysler Group has not released any technical information about the redesigned 300, but the engine lineup is expected to be similar to that of its Dodge Charger twin. The new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 develops 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque when under the hood of the Charger, while the old 5.7-liter HEMI V8 should also be introduced to the new 300 sedan. The manufacturer is also expected to offer the same choice of rear or all-wheel drive available on the Dodge.
As we can see from the new photos, the 300 has dropped its gangster image of the first generation, in favor of a more elegant approach to styling, with softer lines and chrome trim around the side windows, on the door handles and wing mirrors. Not a lot is known about the interior of the car so far, but from the only interior image that was released in this most recent image set we can deduce that Chrysler wants a more luxurious and upscale, but somewhat conservative, appearance for its flagship sedan.
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 NAIAS, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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