Chrysler / 300 / range
CHRYSLER has returned to the large-car fold in Australia with the launch of the
new 300 – a successor to the retro 300C – with hopes of poaching more sales
from the struggling Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.
The return of the
company’s flagship model and volume-seller to the local market comes more than
six months after the discontinuation of the original and, while the
evolutionary styling clearly links it to the old one, the cabin is now a much
Likewise, while the platform and many mechanical
components soldier on from before – thank Chrysler’s financial woes following
the global financial crisis – the company has added a smooth new Pentastar V6
and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission combination, and tweaked the
The new model is available in four specification levels, but will
be sold exclusively as a sedan.
The previously available wagon body-style has
gone the way of the Dodo.
Model release dates: July 2012 - June 2015
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The previous Chrysler 300C – known as the Series II – was sold in Australia
from January 2008 to the start of 2012.
Best known for its distinctive retro
styling, the car was an offbeat rival for the dominant locally made Commodore
Based on a rear-drive platform, the 300C was available with
a petrol V6, petrol V8 and six-cylinder CRD diesel engine, as well as a
thumping 6.1-litre Hemi V8 in the SRT flagship.
Available as either a
sedan or wagon, the 300C became a moderate success Down Under, peaking with
1864 annual sales in 2006.
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