Chrysler has fully unveiled the exterior design of the 2011 Chrysler 300 (300C in Australia), exactly two weeks after it teased the first official images of the completely redesigned luxury sedan.
There are few surprises in the styling, with the new 300 an evolution of the old gangsta model rather than a total philosophical overhaul.
Up front it is very Audi-esque, with a large ‘koala-nose’ grille, and LED daytime running lights incorporated into the curved headlamps.
The 20in alloy wheels dominate the vehicle’s profile, which sports the characteristic pumped wheels arches and a high sill line.
The rear lights are similar to outgoing model, but feature a chrome border that extends along the bottom of the boot line.
The 300’s interior is still to be revealed, although images of the instrument panel and front seats were teased late last month.
An analogue clock and wood highlights will feature in the redesigned cabin, which Chrysler guarantees will be quieter and more comfortable due to suspension tweaks and better insulation.
Two different engines will power the US version of the 300. The first is the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6, which packs 218kW of power and 352Nm of torque. The other is the 5.7-litre Hemi V8 with 268kW and 528Nm.
Chrysler Australia’s Dean Bonthorne recently told CarAdvice the Chrysler 300C will arrive in Australia in 2012, when the first right-hand drive variants become available.
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