Chrysler has already bid farewell to the 300 in Australia. The iconic American firm is now set to wave goodbye to a favorite within the ‘States too.
The Chrysler 300 sedan – for years the model’s reply to the now-defunct Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon right here – is about to satisfy the axe in its previous North American stronghold.
Production will stop production following a final run of 2023 model-year autos, the corporate stated this week.
Chrysler will see off the virtually 70-year previous ‘300’ nameplate with a particular run of Chrysler 300C Hemi V8s, with 2200 models to be equipped the the USA and Canada – the latter nation being house to its production line.
This final-run 2023 Chrysler 300C was revealed in a single day in downtown Detroit on the eve of media day for the 2022 North American International Auto Show.
“We’re celebrating the Chrysler 300 and it’s iconic legacy within the automotive world,” stated Chrysler model CEO Chris Feuell.
“The Chrysler 300 modified the automotive world in so some ways, and we’ll carry that spirit of ingenuity ahead as we remodel Chrysler with a completely electrified future and breakthrough buyer experiences.”
The final-run vehicles will run the 6.4-litre Hemi V8 acquainted from the departed Aussie-market Chrysler 300 SRT vary, making 360kW and 644Nm. Chrysler claims a 0-96km/h time of 4.3 seconds and a 12.4sec standing quarter-mile.
Additional efficiency options will embrace crimson four-piston Brembo brakes, a 3.09 restricted slip differential, lively damping suspension, and an lively exhaust system.
The Chrysler 300 nameplate premiered in 1955 on a 300hp Hemi V8-powered hardtop, pushed into the Sixties, and was reborn within the late ’90s.
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