FCA Shakes Up The Chrysler 300 Line For 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has freshened up the Chrysler 300 range for the 2018 model year, rolling out a host of new trim levels and some added options.

Most significantly, the 2018 Chrysler 300 range now consists of the Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited and 300C models.

In the 300 Touring, customers now get a cloth interior and 17-inch aluminium wheels while further up the range, the 300 Limited can be ordered with 20-inch aluminium wheels. The Limited, as well as the 300C, also both offer a Mocha leather interior option.

Elsewhere, Sport Appearance Package and Chrome Appearance Packages have been developed for the Touring and a Harman Kardon audio system, power sunshade and dual-pane sunroof added to the 300 Limited and 300C. Finally, the 300S receives BeatsAudio and the Alloy Package while Green Metallic Clear Coat and Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat paint finishes are available across the line-up.

As with the current model, the standard engine found within the 300 is a 300 hp, Pentastar V6 available with all-wheel drive. The 300C continues to use the familiar 5.7-liter HEMI V8.

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  • Kevink109

    I guess I’m getting old- but I would rather have this body style with the Srt or hellcat motor – the charger is just a little too much. Weird its the only variant w/o the big motors

    • DM

      Too bad they killed the SRT version in North America. That sure was a sexy fast and classy car. Whilst the Charger is just too much for regular folks.

    • Craig

      I agree. And that’s why I bought the 300C SRT8 that I own over the Charger.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    why not redesign it using deceased 200 platform?

    • DM

      This is an RWD car, the 200 was FWD. Still, I loved the 200’s design, and it looked pretty upscale. Too bad it didn’t get the love it deserved.

      • SteersUright

        Agreed.

  • Karl

    Timeless design that has aged well! A redesign interior would do wonders for this car until a new one arrives..

    • DM

      I completely agree, the inside doesn´t match the outside.

    • Robert4449

      The interior looks exactly like my 200c tan interior.

  • When Dinosaurs Roamed

    A testament to what America was and is no more. At the very least FCA should consider converting this lug of an automobile to an EV.

  • Blade t

    Need an srt option with the 6.4 ,or maybe a hellcat option….

  • Nihar

    The only good car from Chrysler. Don’t mess it up.

    • Michelin

      I think Pacifica is a very good car. Quality and style leader in its class.

  • kachuks

    I need to get one of these before they stop making it. Rear-drive, north-south engine layout in a handsome looking package and less expensive domestic parts when it’s time to repair.

    It’s like the CrownVic/GMarquis/TownCar of it’s generation.

  • FUNNY HOW WHEN THE RWD 300C WAS INTRODUCED IT MADE A BIG SPLASH ONLY TO FADE INTO THE BACKGROUND.

  • Ganfu

    Wow, pleasantly surprised at the comment section. I was expecting tons of vitriol. I have a 2014 300C Hemi AWD, and the car is FANTASTIC. It’s my 2nd American car in almost 30 years of driving, and it’s a blast. Sure, it’s no SRT, but there’s a supercharger in its future! Crazy good cruiser (did a 5500km road trip in it earlier this year), not awful around town either. Glad to see a little 300 love.

    • SteersUright

      People the world over love a large, brashly designed, American sedan with a bitchin’ V8 and rear drive. Its oozes character in a way that mega-efficient appliances never will. It makes you smile every time you look at it, or start up its angry motor. Thus, you see all the love these cars still get.
      Chevy, on the other hand, with their SS sedan and its soft, neutered, weak looking design never captivated anyone in the way the 300C did when it first came out. It was truly an impressively competent sedan as well, it just looked like any ol’ FWD early 2000’s Chevy instead of the big mean bruiser it should’ve looked like.

  • Craig

    A very nice car.

  • Craig

    I wish FCA would fancy this up a bit – stick in the Hellcat engine – and call it the ‘Imperial’. They would sell everyone they make and bring some excitement to the ‘Chrysler’ name.

    • Status

      Nobody would buy the Imperial for more $55K. Even the Genesis range could command more money. There would only be a glut of used Imperials sitting in used lots after 3 years with huge hits by deprecation. Chrysler was wise to only make the Imperial as a concept because they knew that they would get slaughtered by the Germans and the Japanese if they even tried to reach for the gold.

  • dumblikeyou2

    I guess it’s the year of the special edition and that’s all we got from Chrysler/Dodge.

    • Six Thousand Times

      No money for anything else. You’ll get this until demand trickles to zero then that’ll be that.

  • TheBelltower

    These have some serious curb appeal.

  • Dubble Bubble

    There was always a “manliness” about this vehicle that I thought is getting to be rare.
    It looks punchy and still be classy.

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    Time for a design overhaul

  • Astonman

    Luvin’ those wheels. Look like they belong on a Lamborghini.

  • JBsC6

    Dinosaurs walking…just put this thing on life support…Chrysler should just offer up this vehicle with 20 inch rims so at least it looks cool as it lumbers to its final demise…

    Offer it up with two engines the v6 and the v8 and just make leather standard…

    Ease of production…should decrease cost to build…offer five colors two interior colors and call it a day.

    This thing is just lingering in…Chrysler as a brand is almost dead…like Plymouth, mercury, Pontiac, Saturn, and the list goes on…

    Maybe the Chinese will buy it but it looks as if even the Chinese halfway around the world realize Chrysler is dead….as is dodge and fiat…at least in America…

    I’d say the cost to close down the brand is the only thing keeping the 300 on the road…what is it? The Pacifica and the 300? That are left? Who doesn’t see the writing on the wall?

    Dodge just got injected with supercharged engines…in the hellcat and demon so the brand has a little relevancy these days…but that’s short lived for sure as soon as gas prices go up…

    Ram is good…keep is good…and those two carry the water for FCA…

    Fiat in America is a disaster and needs to die….lol Alfa and Maserati distribution should be offered to fiat dealerships so they don’t sue….and fiat should just become….abarth , Alfa and Maserati dealerships…scrap the fiat name altogether,,,

    Sporty little 500 abarth s, the abarth 124 , alfa Guilin and Stelvio, and maseratis….build it up and spin it off to Audi ..if they have the cash after diesel gate…

    Sell off jeep and ram as a unit…and Sergio retires a wealthier man…

    Not going to happen but it should..

  • SteersUright

    Still, after all these years, a traditionally handsome, boxy, large American V8 sedan and that still has a ton of appeal to me. I wouldn’t get one though. The hemi engines are still great, tremendously charismatic, and powerful but the chassis is so outdated at this point that there is just no way these offer the modern ride refinement you’d find in the very latest platforms. That said, I hope they keep the basic v8, rear-drive, boxy, large, brash design, formula and offer an all-new 300C some time soon! Also, good job on the interiors lately coming out of FCA. Their infotainment screens are large, crisp, and function well. They interiors also look good, lots of tech, and feel well made.

  • lagunas3ca

    Copying the quilted interior of the S Class is quite possibly the most stupid, blatantly obvious thing you could do.

  • lagunas3ca

    Whoever thought they could get away with copying the same quilted interior as the S Class and get away with it should be shot.

  • Joe Marino

    My local dealer in Michigan just informed me that FCA has put a hold on production for the 2018 300. They went on to say that all incentives have been cancelled and you can’t order these anymore! I can’t believe this since the 300 line is probably the most popular model in the Dodge and Chrysler car lines. I did consult another local FCA dealer who did not have any knowledge of this reported cancellation. Anyone out there know the real deal????

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