In case you’ve all the time needed the retro-cool, heavy presence of the Chrysler 300 sedan, you will have one week left to get it. We’ve identified since final 12 months that Chrysler’s large cruiser would exit the market endlessly after 2023. An organization spokesperson tells us, “Chrysler sellers have been requested to submit their last 300 orders” by July 31.
Order books for the top-of-the-line 300C model, he says, “have been stuffed in lower than 24 hours after the automobile was introduced final September.” However consumers can nonetheless order different 300 fashions, which vary in worth from $34,995 to about $47,000.
One in all a Disappearing Variety
The 300 has all the time had a way of presence most present sedans lack. Cumbersome strains give it a defensive lineman’s bearing. Its design calls the phrase “retro” to thoughts, nevertheless it’s arduous to pin it right down to any explicit period or automobile that existed up to now. It conjures up ideas of an imagined historical past, zoot fits, artwork deco structure, and a time when success meant taking on house unapologetically.
The 300 exuded authority — its most well-known proprietor was Barack Obama, who bought his when he swapped it for the presidential armored limousine.
Exiting with Dodge Charger, Challenger
However the 300 shares its bones with the Dodge Charger sedan and Challenger muscle automobile. All three might be misplaced in an electrical future. So father or mother firm Stellantis will retire them. Charger and Challenger followers face the identical end-of-July deadline.
Chrysler’s Electrical Future Undefined
The way forward for each manufacturers is a little bit murky in the intervening time. Final summer season, Dodge confirmed off what it calls an “electrical muscle automobile” – the Charger Daytona SRT Idea. However the automobile stays only a idea, whilst the corporate is escorting the vehicles it’s meant to switch out the door.
Chrysler, equally, confirmed off an electrical idea known as the Airflow in early 2022. However a latest report says the corporate has scrapped the design and the identify. The tip of the 300, with no alternative in sight, leaves Chrysler sellers with a skinny lineup. It consists solely of the Pacifica Minivan, its hybrid variant, and a bare-bones Voyager minivan bought solely to fleets.