2015 Chrysler 300 Mid-cycle Update — Exterior Refresh
The changes of the updated 2015 Chrysler 300 will be introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show this fall. Although there are no radical changes regarding the 2015 model, this luxury sedan will come with some modest improvements. Apparently, the mid-cycle update of the 2015 Chrysler 300 will follow the changes already made at the Chrysler 200. This way, those two siblings will have consistent exterior design and recognizable, more modern, appearance. The exterior redesign won’t initiate other changes. That’s why the 2015 Chrysler 300 won’t have novelties in the powertrain department. It will have the same engine options as its predecessor. According to some sources, there will be no SRT8 trim. At this point we don’t know if the Chrysler 300 SRT8 will be discontinued without an adequate successor or there will still be a top-notch trim but with another name. The 2015 Chrysler 300 will be released after the Los Angeles Auto Show and the price isn’t expected to be significantly changed. We said that the 2015 model comes with modest improvements, but the appearance of this car is noticeably changed, although it kept the most if the predecessor’s design.
2015 Chrysler 300 Comes With Refreshed Exterior Which Is Essential To Mid-cycle Update
The gentle refreshment of this sedan’s exterior can be considered as too mild. The 2015 Chrysler 300 will keep it assertive appearance and recognizable design language. As before, its robust body and bold charm will be the most important aspects of its exterior. This model year brings yet additional features, which contribute to the improved feel. With its new grille, which is more pronounced, the front fascia of this sedan will look more luxurious and powerful. Along with the redesigned grille, there are also reshaped headlights, which bring new and fresh style at this car’s face. Following the redesign of its close sibling, the Chrysler 200, the 2015 Chrysler 300 will get new bumpers, which will significantly change the appearance. The rear end will get new taillights. Also, there are reshaped exhaust tips, which are just small details, but their influence on the overall design can’t be ignored.
Still Unknown Interior Changes
The interior of this sedan will certainly be improved. According to some rumors, there will be a pretty big redesign, which will bring new, fresh and appealing cabin. This sedan’s interior should be more comfortable, with higher luxury level and beautiful design. Some of the not-so-reliable reports announced that this car’s interior will have a lot in common with the interior of the 2015 Dodge Charger. Reportedly, there will be a new instrument cluster and some additional gadgets and systems.
2015 Chrysler 300 Powertrain — V6 Pentastar & V8 HEMI
The 2015 Chrysler 300 is, like its predecessors, a powerful luxury sedan. Its power is located under the hood, where the 2015 model year won’t have anything new. Like we said before, this car’s engine lineup will be the same as the one already used for the current version. Therefore, the base engine will be a 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar, which is able to generate 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI available. The V8 HEMI delivers 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, the V6 Pentastar will be paired with an eight-speed automatic, while the V8 HEMI will come with a five-speed automatic gearbox. The fact that the automotive public doesn’t expect EPA fuel economy improvements, probably means that those engine’s fuel efficiency will remain the same, but to be honest, nobody can be a hundred percent sure that there won’t be any fuel economy changes. If there are no changes, those engines will probably have the same EPA fuel economy results, since the body isn’t radically changed, so its weight and aerodynamics couldn’t radically affect the efficiency. The current model’s V6 Pentastar is at 18 mpg/city, 27 mpg/highway and 21 mpg/combined with all-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive model can reach 19 mpg/city, 31 mpg/highway and 23 mpg/combined. The more powerful, V8 HEMI has noticeably different result, as expected: with rear-wheel drive, it has 15 mpg/city, 25 mpg/highway and 18 mpg/combined, while the all-wheel drive version has 15 mpg/city, 23 mpg/highway and 18 mpg/combined.
2015 Chrysler 300 Premiere And Price Expectations
As we already mentioned, the updated 2015 Chrysler 300 will be available after the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. As for the price, we don’t expect it to be significantly changed. It would probably stay at the same level as the current model’s price. This means that the entry version of the 2015 Chrysler 300 will cost around $30,000.