2015 Chrysler 300 Updated — New Facelift and Other Changes
The 2015 Chrysler 300 was finally unveiled. It got a mild facelift which significantly changed the appearance and style. Although this isn’t a new generation, the updated exterior will make you feel like it’s completely new and fresh. The powerful-looking sedan had some design tweaks which initiate a completely new impression about the good old Chrysler 300, but the general body shape and the recognizable style are kept intact. Equipped with all those new details, the 2015 Chrysler 300 doesn’t look redesigned; it could rather be defined as a well-done update. The interior got some exciting novelties which will certainly help the sedan’s sales. The latest technology and materials whose quality is noticeably higher in comparison with the current model’s interior are the perks that make the 2015 Chrysler 300 even more appealing. They’ve changed the exterior and the interior, but they did almost nothing about the powertrain. The 2015 Chrysler 300 employs the same old engines, which aren’t bad at all, and the only change is a new transmission paired with the V8 engine. While the base price wasn’t changed, the higher trims are just slightly more expensive, but the price increase is really negligible.
2015 Chrysler 300 Exterior Update – Refreshed Style
Having in mind that the 2015 Chrysler 300 needed an exterior update, they have made a pretty decent refresh of the car’s appearance. Although this wasn’t a major redesign, those new design elements brought a bit of freshness and pep into the old sedan’s exterior. The most noticeable feature of the new design is the new grille which is larger and more assertive. It actually makes the 2015 Chrysler 300 bolder. As they have used a new mash and a chrome Mobius strip, the front fascia is really much more appealing.
Perhaps those who have hoped for radically restyled headlights would be disappointed, but we should bear in mind that the automaker has to keep something for the redesign. The 2015 Chrysler 300 got a new pair of taillights with LED accents. They’ve also redesigned the rear bumper, so the rear end now looks better than ever. The car has seven new wheel designs and the wheels are available from 17” to 20”. The 2015 Chrysler 300 is 198.6 inches long, 75 inches wide and 58.4 inches high. It has a 120.2-inch wheelbase.
Interior Changes and Improvements
Inside, the automaker made some changes which will impress the sedan’s fans. There are two standard displays – a seven-inch central display and a 8.4-inch color touchscreen used for the latest UConnect infotainment system. As we already said, the automaker used better materials inside, so we can expect more extravagant features. Reportedly, the 2015 Chrysler 300 will get more aluminum accents and wood details which will follow the fresh style of the center console. The automaker also made effort to provide four new interior themes named after the cities across the USA – Manhattan, Sausalito, Detroit and La Jolla.
2015 Chrysler 300 Drivetrain – Old Engines and New Transmission
As we said, the 2015 Chrysler 300 won’t have new engines. The old engines will be carried over, so this means that the refreshed sedan will be powered by either a 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar or a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI. The V6 Pentastar can generate 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, while the famous V8 HEMI delivers 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of twist. However, the 2015 Chrysler 300 got a new transmission. Paired with the V8 HEMI, this new Torqueflite eight-speed automatic gearbox is expected to have better performance. As expected, rear-wheel drive will be standard, while all-wheel drive will be available as an option.
2015 Chrysler 300 Price
After the premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the pricing of the updated 2015 Chrysler 300 was announced. While the 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited entry version will cost $31,395 which means that the price wasn’t changed in comparison with the 2014 model year, the other trims suffered a $500 price increase. That’s why the 2015 Chrysler 300S costs $34,895 and the 2015 Chrysler 300C costs $37,895. The price of the 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum is, of course, somewhat higher. Its price is $42,395. The destination fee is $995.