NAIAS: The 2011 Chrysler 300 Sedan

NAIAS: The 2011 Chrysler 300 Sedan image

Text: / Photos: Chrysler Press | posted January 18, 2011 20:18

Remaking an Icon

Delivering the stylistic distinction, technological innovation, premium E-segment sedan features and quality at a legendary value, the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan made its world premiere at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), writing a new chapter in the brand's legendary history, while setting a new course for the American brand.

"The all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 is an icon of American ingenuity and symbolizes the greatness Detroit-designed vehicles offer the streets, highways and boulevards of the world," said Olivier Francois, President and CEO - Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.

With more than 55 years of elegant proportions and head-turning style, the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 delivers contemporary styling with design details unexpected in the segment. At the front, an all-new grille features seven deeply sculpted horizontal blades that express precision. The liquid-chrome finish of the blades and the new Chrysler wing badge provide a unique contrast against the beautifully drawn bright-chromed grille surround.

The profile of the all-new Chrysler 300 features the distinctive proportions of its predecessor with added design refinement for a more tailored appearance. Towards the rear is an integrated deck-lid lip spoiler with the new Chrysler wing badge proudly centered below. Straddling the vertical lamps, Chrysler 300 sedan's rear fascia integrates a chrome appliqué that seamlessly connects the taillamp elements while emphasizing the road-holding stature of the flagship sedan.

Combining world-class accommodations with American style, the all-new Chrysler 300 sedan's interior delivers expressive style, authentic materials, passenger comfort features and precise fit and finish. Substantial interior upgrades on the all-new Chrysler 300 consist of soft touch materials, premium interior trim, available heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats, and real wood appliqués on the instrument panel, doors, center console and steering wheel.

The 300 is available with a new range of powerplants, including a new 3.6 liter Pentastar engine with 292 horsepower, which compared to the previous V-6 engines, fuel economy is improved by up to 8 percent, while higher models get the 5.7 liter HEMI V-8s. All wheel drive also comes as an option.

The all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan embodies the essence of the new Chrysler brand: delivering passion for design, people and the environment through expressive design, state-of-the-art connectivity and world-class levels of quality and efficiency.