Chrysler 300 deepens Detroit roots

2013-04-06T17:17:00Z Chrysler 300 deepens Detroit rootsJim Jackson Times Auto Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 06, 2013 5:17 pm  • 

Chrysler 300 series sedans continue to build upon sophisticated design and Detroit-born style with special models added to its 2013 lineup.

The current-generation Chrysler 300 hit the market by storm in 2005 with styling the buying public would liken to the British-built Bentley motorcar.

Today, Chrysler 300 carries its own bravado with “Imported from Detroit” heritage that offers buyers a value-driven alternative to large import sedans at a starting price of $29,845.

“‘Imported from Detroit’ is resonating with America,” said Saad Chehab, president and CEO of the Chrysler brand. “Chrysler 300 sales from 2010-12 are up 92 percent with an eight-point gain in market share since its redesign in 2011.”

Chehab also said that the Chrysler brand now enjoys 40 percent growth in the Chicago market.

The rear-wheel 2013 Chrysler 300 features standard heated leather seating, a Uconnect 8.4 system with voice command and a 292-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that achieves highway fuel economy of 31 miles per gallon.

For $32,995, buyers may opt for the Chrysler 300S that features a cold air induction system and sport tuned exhaust for 300 hp. Topping its muscular swagger is an available black painted roof.

Chrysler 300S also is in-tune with audiophiles with a standard audio system developed in partnership with Beats by Dr. Dre to deliver recording studio sound quality to a driver and four adult passengers.

Building on 300S is the Chrysler 300 Glacier edition ($36,845) that offers unique body-colored fascia accents, sculpted horizontal grille and standard all-wheel drive.

Enthusiasts looking for Muscle Car performance can turn to the Chrysler 300 SRT8 that generates 470 hp from a 6.4-literm V8 HEMI engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission for a cost of $47,820.

The HEMI V8 features Fuel Saver Technology that allows the engine to run on four cylinders while at constant speed on flat road surfaces. With a prudent throttle, mileage of 14/city and 23/hwy is attainable.

Chrysler raises the bar and deepens its Detroit roots on the flagship Chrysler 300 with limit edition models that bring the best of fashion, music and culture to the street.

Detroit native and world-renowned fashion designer John Varvatos collaborates with the brand to launch the 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition.

Only 2,000 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos models will be built – dressed with black exterior paint, stylized wheels and rear spoiler. Special gauges and a leather seats tailored with unique stitching wrap the cabin for $43,645.

A tribute to the Motor City’s heart and soul is brought to the street with the 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown Edition priced at $32,995. The car comes pre-loaded with Motown music tracks and a special interior.

“Customers are drawn to the Chrysler 300 for its price, large car size, comfort and luxurious amenities,” says Sherry Jadrnak, sales consultant and dealer trade manager for Bosak Chrysler in Merrillville. “Bosak offers customizing packages to buyers for even more vehicle personalization.”

 

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