Time passes on, but cars like the Dodge Charger still lives on. And it looks like its Chrysler-badged sibling is also long-lived. The Chrysler 300 has received a few changes in recent years, but of course that’s not enough to give the car a new refreshing light, unless it gets something like an SRT Performance Appearance Package.
The news was first published by Mopar Insiders on Tuesday, saying that the update will be compatible with the Chrysler 300C and give it fog lights, a new front fascia and new side sills to make it look more menacing. To gain these visual improvements, you only need to pay $695. But don’t expect to get the 6.4-liter V8 from the SRT Charger that makes 470 hp, it’s not included in the package, hence won’t be given to the 300.
The parts are sourced from the Chrysler 300 SRT sold across the world except in the US, where it has been axed in 2013. The more powerful version packs the 6.4-liter V8 engine while the regular 300 sold in the American market today has the 5.7-liter V8 as its most potent option.
Of course there won’t be a Hellcat version, either. The 300 saloon had previously been rumored to be refreshed with the new engine; but in the end, it didn’t happen. Chrysler tested a 300 Hellcat in 2017 and somehow the company thought it wasn’t an interesting project to be continued, let alone developing it into a production model. So if horsepower addicts want to get the supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the Dodge Charger is their only option.
Frankly speaking, the 300 is a car with a generally vague future. We don’t know what will happen to it. What we know is that the Dodge Challenger and Charger will be updated. We have heard a lot of rumors regarding the new-generations of the two cars, from the ones that said they’d use the Giorgio platform, to the ones that said they’d ride on the Maserati Ghibli platform in a modified form. So it’s pretty clear that both vehicles will live long. As for the 300, we can only hope that it will follow the Dodges’ path.