The 2011 Chrysler 300 C has been officially revealed ahead of a launch at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2011
The Chrysler 300C may not be the biggest seller in the UK – although it is loved by chauffeur companies looking for a cheap ‘Limo’ – but it is still a common enough occurrence on British roads for news of a 2011 Chrysler 300C to be of interest to UK as well as US readers.
The facelift for the 2011 300C is not the most comprehensive ever seen, but the exterior does get a bit of a workover with a new grille, LEDs and a more rakish windscreen which makes the 300C look a bit less like a ‘box on a box’ in profile. Oh, and Chrysler has stuffed lumps of extra chrome wherever it can, although we doubt if they will make the Euro version.
Chrysler has also attacked one of the big failings on the 300C – at least from a European perspective – the low-rent feel of the interior. In come some better quality materials for the leather seats and dash and there’s some ambient lighting, a new infotainment centre and some real wood – although it will probably look plastic.
In most of the world the Chrysler 300 will get a choice of either the 292bhp 3.6-litre V6 or the 370bhp 5.7-litre HEMI V8. But in the now diesel-obsessed UK we’ll probably have Hobson’s choice with just the 215bhp 3.0 litre V6 oil burner on offer.
Interestingly, it looks like the 300C will get badged as a Lancia in Europe.