Chrysler’s final remaining sedan, the 300, will enter the 2021 mannequin 12 months with fewer trim ranges and a higher price, based on a latest report. The 2021 mannequin would be the second-generation 300’s 10th 12 months on the American market.
Well-informed web site CarsDirect obtained a supplier ordering information, which reportedly confirms the Limited and 300C trims ranges won’t return for 2021. They’re the 2 most costly trims supplied for 2020, and the publication added that eradicating them will possible imply upscale options like wooden inside trim, Nappa leather-based upholstery, and quilted seats will not be out there. It concluded the 2021 300 lineup will consist solely of the Touring and the 300S fashions, although it oddly made no point out of the Touring L.
It does not sound like Chrysler will make any main visible or mechanical adjustments to the 300 — sorry, Hellcat followers. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, the entry-level Touring mannequin will probably be powered by the corporate’s venerable 3.6-liter V6 tuned to make 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Marketed as a sportier sedan, the rear-wheel drive-only 300S will come commonplace with a 300-horse model of the V6, however consumers who need extra energy will have the ability to order a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 rated at 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque at further value.
Pricing for the 2021 300 Touring will begin at $31,940 together with a $1,495 vacation spot cost, a $405 enhance over the 2020 mannequin. Stepping as much as the 300S would require spending $38,980, however the price of the optionally available V8 will enhance from $3,000 to $4,000, bringing its price to $42,890 as soon as the aforementioned vacation spot cost enters the equation. Keep in thoughts none of those figures are official, and Chrysler hasn’t commented on the report.
Most of the carmakers working underneath the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) umbrella will announce the adjustments they’re making for 2021 on September 1 — that is subsequent Tuesday, so we cannot have to attend lengthy to search out out what’s in retailer for the 300. Chrysler has stored its lips sealed about what’s subsequent. Rumors claiming the sedan would not reside to see 2020 have been evidently false, but it might’t stay in manufacturing for one other decade. Sales fell by 37%to 29,213 items in 2019.
Chrysler can both develop a third-generation mannequin that may possible have to signify it within the sedan phase via the 2020s, or it might hike the trail blazed by a lot of its rivals and throw within the towel. Ultimately, the 300’s destiny will possible rely on what the long run holds for the Dodge Charger, which outsells it by a substantial margin. For context, the current-generation Charger is simply as previous because the 300, and the 2 sedans are positioned in the identical phase, but annual American gross sales of the Charger shockingly elevated by 21% to 96,935 items in 2019.