2019 Chrysler 300 Might Get Pacifica Platform
There is much speculation and rumor regarding Fiat Chryslers plans for the 2019 Chrysler 300 sedan; some even say that it may be canned altogether.
However, we expect to see the 2nd generation Chrysler 300 arrive sometime in the middle part of 2018, which should mean that if Chrysler are investing in that model, there is a good chance that they’ll continue to do so.
Sergio Marchionne has hinted that big changes may be afoot, some that may not meet with FCS’s current 300 buyers, but, he did add that just because Chrysler could do something, it doesn’t mean that it definitely would do something.
2019 Chrysler 300 Release date
With all the rumors surrounding the 2019 Chrysler 300, it’s difficult to ascertain just what is the truth and what is fiction.
As far as we know, the 2019 300 could arrive as late as 2020, but it’s hoped that we’re looking at a 2019 release date.
2019 Chrysler 300 Price
Again, Fiat Chrysler haven’t given much away, least of all regarding the prices, but the current model starts at $32,340, so with a little inflation and increase for added tech, we could see the base model 2019 Chrysler 300 starting in the region of $35,000.
2019 Chrysler 300 Redesign and Changes
The biggest rumor surrounding the 300 is that it will most likely share the Chrysler Pacifica platform, which could lead to enormous changes, almost like a brand new vehicle. However, this is where Sergio Marchionne is standing with his comment regarding “just because we can, it doesn’t mean we will”; this also applies to building the Pacifica and 300 at the same Windsor, Canada based factory.
Marchionne also admits that the changes are unlikely to please the current customers for the 300, so maybe there is some truth in the rumor.
We would have thought that whatever Chrysler do with the 300, a hybrid powertrain will be offered somewhere in the line up; manufacturers are pushing hybrid tech hard now, and 2020 will see ever more stringent legislations in place.
It’s difficult to speculate on just what other changes Chrysler have up their sleeve; if they remain consistent with the current styling, then it’s likely that we’ll see updated cabin materials and technology, meaning a quieter ride, perhaps more technology like semi-autonomous driving, certainly an increase in safety features.
Again, if they keep current styling, then you can bet that the 300 will have an updated face; lighting, grille and bumpers at the very minimum.