The arrival of the new Chrysler 300C in the UK comes nearly 18 months after Chrysler first revealed the updates ahead of the Detroit Motor Show in January 2011. Well, it is a long way from Detroit to the UK.
But don’t get too excited - the changes are not exactly extensive.
On the outside the new 300C gets added chrome for a bit more ‘bling’, a new grill and a set of LEDs. The windscreen is also more rakish to soften the old ‘box on wheels’ silhouette.
Inside goes more upmarket – a much needed move – with higher quality materials, a great big touchscreen display and, according to Chrysler, the biggest sunroof in its segment.
Two models of the 300C will be on offer – the 300C Limited and 300C Executive – with both getting the same 3.0 litre V6 diesel with 236bhp. Combined economy lists at 39.8mpg and emissions at 185-191g/km, depending on which wheels you attach.
Equipment levels in the 300C seem decent with even the Limited version – which costs £35,995 - getting heated front and rear seats, load levelling, hill start and a shed load of air bags.
Move up to the 300C Executive – which costs £39,995 – and Chrysler with throw in adaptive cruise, keyless, heated and ventilated Nappa seats, blind spot monitoring and collision warning.
The 300C is a perfectly decent offering from Chrysler, ideal for chauffeur companies and cheapskate gangsters.
2012 Chrysler 300C Photos
2012 Chrysler 300C Video