The Chrysler 300 is almost able to retire after virtually 13 years in manufacturing. Particulars about its successor have not been launched, however a latest report claims that the Stellantis-owned model privately confirmed a few of its sellers an electrical mannequin that can take the sedan’s torch.
Citing nameless seller sources, fanatic web site Mopar Insiders wrote that the yet-unnamed mannequin takes the type of a sedan with a fastback-like roof line. Some attendees drew a parallel between the EV and the prototype proven in renderings (pictured) in 2021; others identified its proportions and measurement are harking back to the Dodge Charger Daytona idea, which can attain manufacturing within the coming years.
Nothing is official, however we would not be stunned if the Charger Daytona spawns a Chrysler; the current-generation Charger shares its fundamental platform with the 300, in spite of everything, and constructing a number of automobiles on the identical platform is a method for carmakers to reap economies of scale. One level value noting is that Dodge executives have confirmed the structure that can underpin the following Charger is appropriate with the straight-six engine present in a number of Stellantis merchandise. If it suits within the Dodge, it is affordable to imagine it suits within the Chrysler.
Dodge hasn’t introduced plans to supply the Charger with the straight-six engine and neither has Chrysler; executives have not revealed what comes after the 300, although firm CEO Christine Fuell instructed Autoblog that there are “fairly a bit of recent merchandise in our roadmap.”
The rumor echoes an earlier report that particulars an alleged 300 successor due out in 2026 with battery energy, between 201 and 443 horsepower relying on the variant, and an 800-volt electrical structure for sooner charging. This hasn’t been confirmed, nonetheless. As of writing, the one upcoming mannequin that Chrysler has introduced is a manufacturing model of the Airflow Imaginative and prescient we first noticed as a really futuristic idea at CES 2020, as a extra lifelike design research at CES 2022, and with a black end on the 2022 New York Auto Present.
No matter whether or not the 300 will get changed and what replaces it, not less than Chrysler seemingly has a future — it was skating on perilously skinny ice when Fiat-Chrysler Vehicles (FCA) and PSA Peugeot-Citroën merged to type Stellantis in 2021. Greg Migliore, Autoblog‘s editor-in-chief, argued in favor of preserving the model alive, and sellers pleaded that letting the 97-year-old carmaker die wasn’t an possibility.