Chrysler not planning an estate version of the current 300 sedan

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 20, 2011

For those who expected the estate version of the all-new Chrysler 300 we have bad news as the new Chrysler-Lancia CEO Saad Chehab announced that this vehicle will not come. Apparently, the reason is quite simple: the sales in the United States for estates are too slow and building a car like that won’t to justify the development costs.

2011 Chrysler 300 has a base price of of $27,995 (including $825 destination charge) and comes as standard with a new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 292 horsepower (218 kW) and 260 ft.-lb. (353 Nm) of torque.

Chrysler offers the 300 sedan in four flavors: 300, 300 Limited, 300C and 300C AWD. The 2011 Chrysler 300 Limited is priced from $35,245 (including $825 destination charge) and offers new features such as leather trimmed seats, heated front seats, Uconnect Voice Command with handsfree Bluetooth phone capability, ParkView rear backup camera, vehicle security alarm and an Alpine premium audio system with six speakers and 276-watt 8-channel amplifier.

2011 Chrysler 300C is priced from $38,995 (including $825 destination charge) and offers a160-mph LED-illuminated instrument cluster with driver-selectable EVIC, Black or Dark Olive Ash Burl interior trim, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with Black or Olive Ash Burl trim.

The most expensive model is the 300C AWD, which offers an advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system and has a price tag of $41,145 (including $825 destination charge).

Chrysler has unveiled the 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. While the latest iteration of the Chrysler 300 sedan is stylish, full of technologies and laden with features found in premium E-segment sedans, it comes with a price tag that customers would love. At this pace, the new Chrysler 300 marks a new chapter and a new course in the brand’s history.

After all, the 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan is an embodiment of the essence of the new Chrysler brand. With its world-class quality and efficiency, state-of-the-art connectivity and expressive design, the new Chrysler 300 sedan is able to deliver passion for the environment, people and design. Olivier Francois, President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand at Chrysler Group LLC, described the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 both as an icon of American ingenuity and a symbol of the greatness vehicles designed in Detroit.

He added that the new Chrysler 300 is an embodiment of the brand's new attitude – from premium materials and innovative connectivity features to class-leading power and new chassis architecture. He noted that the team behind the Chrysler 300 benchmarked the segment's best sedans in the areas craftsmanship, refinement and technology to make sure that the vehicle delivers top quality and performance at a reasonable price, thereby allowing the new flagship to offer more than just American style.

The vehicle has been boasting elegant proportions and stunning designs since over 55 years ago. For the 2011 version, these attributes have been blended with contemporary styling and unexpected design details.

For instance, the front end of the sedan is provided with an all-new grille with seven deeply sculpted horizontal blades in liquid-chrome finish. These elements as well as the new liquid-chrome finished Chrysler wing badge perfectly contrast the sedan’s bright-chromed grille surround.

Flanking the grille are signature "key slot" headlamps with a scalloped lower edge. One interesting feature of the headlamps is its characteristic "C" shape formed by the unique positioning of the bi-functional projector headlamps and LED daytime running lamps.

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