2020 Chrysler 300 Gains Red S Appearance Package – And Not Much Else

Introduced in 2011, the second-generation Chrysler 300 soldiers on for yet another model year with minimal changes.

The most significant update for the 2020MYis the introduction of a new Red S Appearance Package on the 300S. You’ll recognize it thanks to the Black Noise exterior badging, Red insert on the Chrysler wing badge, and new 20-inch Black Noise wheels.

Customers who want to take things further can also opt for the optional Radar Red interior that is available with the Red S Appearance Package that brings Radar Red leather upholstery and Radar Red leather armrests on the doors as well.

Also Read: 2019 Chrysler 300C Performance Appearance Package Brings SRT Looks But No 6.4L V8

2020 Chrysler 300 Red S Appearance Package

The Radar Red interior can be combined with six exterior paint colors: Canyon Sunset, Velvet Red, Granite Crystal, Silver Mist, Gloss Black and Bright White. Speaking of colors, there are three new exterior options for the 2020 Chrysler 300: Amethyst, Frostbite, and Canyon Sunset, which will be available later in the year.

The rest of the lineup stays the same and continues to consist of five trim levels, namely the Touring, Touring L, S, Limited and the range-topping 300C. All come equipped as standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and are available with either rear- or all-wheel drive, except for the RWD-only 300C.

2020 Chrysler 300 Red S Appearance Package with optional Radar Red interior

The default engine is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that’s rated at 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. Thanks to a unique cold-air induction system, sport-tuned exhaust and engine calibration, its output is increased to 300 HP and 264 lb-ft (358 Nm) of torque in the 300S.

The other engine choice is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which that produces 363 HP and 394 lb-ft (534 Nm) of torque. Standard on the 300C and optional on the 300S, it’s good enough for a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint in under 6 seconds. Sadly, the 469 hp 6.4-liter HEMI V8 sold overseas in the 300 SRT is still not available in the United States.

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  • Bo Hanan

    This car still turns my head….. Strange.

    • Danny Boy

      Isn’t it weird……

  • Craig

    FCA would be so incredibly foolish killing this. There is nothing else quite like it. [in a good way] With just a few updates it could go on almost as is for at least another 5 years. Maybe more. But imagine… this 300 with an updated exterior and an interior created by those who designed the RAM Longhorn and you have just created an all-new IMPERIAL. I wish FCA would pull their heads out when it comes to this. Practically everything is sitting on the FCA shelves waiting for a Chrysler flagship to be created. AND THEN ADVERTISE IT! Holy %#[email protected]! When was the last time you saw an ad for the 300?

    • Jason Panamera

      I like your idea. I mean If sedans are still in sale, why to kill Chrylser 300 then ?

    • crabbyolddad

      I agree. The design is well amortized as are all the development costs. Much like Nissan and their small pick up, the design may be dated, but the sales support leaving well enough alone. Although I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s when the new model year generally brought a refreshment to the nose and tail at the very least, we are now in the period of run the design as long as you can and still squeeze by the sales numbers. I get it. FCA has a winner, as they do in the Charger and Challenger and they should continue to offer them as is for as long as they sell.

  • FordMopar

    I know this is the rear wheel version since they are using Charger’s RT wheels. Can’t they just put on redesigned rims like most car companies do every other year? I can’t stand that FCA continue to keep same wheels design for this long! I absolutely hate the AWD version S trimmed rims! Ugliest rims out there. That stoppped me from getting one in the past.

  • Bige Lee

    This just tells how lazy FCA is in developing new products. The platform is going 2 decades old. This 2nd gen 300 has been out since 2010 and 2020 is only a few months away. Meanwhile… the closest competitor of its time, the Hyundai Genesis(introduced roughly the same time), has been rebranded and going on 3rd generation next year. The 300 is good enough of a car but so is every other car and they tend to better themselves over time. To me, it’s a product from a lazy company that doesn’t really care.

    • Stephen G

      If you’re running a business, you only make changes to product if isn’t moving or you’re not making money on it.

      • Bige Lee

        It’s making less money every month not just because SUVs and crossovers are gaining popularity but also because it’s become freaking ancient. See Mitsubishi (now Nissan too) for not updating their products for long time.

  • TheBelltower

    I have always loved the 300. But they sure are letting it rot on the vine.

  • Danny Boy

    Listen. ….with redesigned lights, plumped up body, larger grill and a lux interior, this thing still has some life baby! She still looks better than most sedans on the market currently.

  • Squeaky_1

    Hellcat motor would go very, very nicely in her . . . couldn’t be too hard. But then again you may spoil that unadulterated naturally aspirated pure V8 stereo burble. It is the best sounding V8, next to the Mustang, that we have on our roads here. We get the V8 here in the Land Of Oz and speculation was high a year ago for the Hellcat motivation. Cheers from Sydney 🙂

  • Karl

    Such a shame that FCA is just letting this car die a slow peaceful death! They built so much equity into this car to simply let it go. Last great rear wheel drive American sedan.

  • William rowe

    the price imo on is too high for a car whose design is 10 years old. They have recoup the money for the design process, they should lower the price of this car by 5 to 8k on all the models of the 300. I bet FCA makes a better profit on one of these then toyota does on a camry with the cost to design these long paid off a long time ago.

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