The second-gen Chrysler 300 has been around since 2011, when production initially began in Ontario, Canada, at the Brampton Assembly Plant.
It still sits on the LX platform of the first-gen, which was in turn shared with the W211 generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and it’s offered in a four-door body style, with a choice of one diesel and three petrol engines, and two automatic transmissions.
FCA still has to decide whether the 300 deserves a successor, but it seems that until an official decision will be taken, the model will remain in production. Reports even spoke about a Hellcat-powered derivative, using the same supercharged 6.2-liter V8 HEMI as the Challenger and Charger Hellcats, which makes 707hp (717PS / 527kW) and 650lb-ft (880Nm) of torque.
The enthusiasm surrounding such a variant was quickly shattered by Chrysler, though, when a spokesperson denied that the 300 would ever adopt this powertrain.
Now, while the future may be very uncertain for the 300, a couple of renderings use the Alfa Romeo Giulia as the starting point of a potentially new generation. The images come via Kleber Silva, who chose to keep things rather simple and only updated the front and rear fascias of the car.
The changes make it look like a very confused Chrysler, and are so very wrong given that Chrysler’s current 300C is basically an executive model, whereas the Alfa Romeo Giulia is a premium compact sedan that goes after the Audi 4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But, hey, you don’t see the Giulia with a Chrysler face every day now, do you?