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2020 Chrysler 300 delayed or cancelled?

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by GaryS, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. GaryS

    GaryS Well-Known Member

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    A few weeks ago, the 2020 300 was listed on the build and price website, but not all of the options were available to complete the build, and there were no prices given. If I remember correctly, one source said all the 2020 information would be available on line sometime in November.

    Today I went to build a 300 Limited for my wife and discovered that all the information that was available weeks ago is gone and the 2020 is not even one of the options. They had finally offered a color my wife would like, and now it looks as if it may not happen soon, if at all.

    Even if she decided to go with a 2019 model there were none in the region that were anywhere close to what she wanted, and I'm sure they can't even be ordered from the factory. Since I can't get a van equipped the way I want, it looks like we both might have purchased our last new Chrysler products.
     
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  2. hmk123

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    I see the 2020 300 on build and price now.
     
  4. Dave Z

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    I wonder if they took it off temporarily to clear the 2019s off the lots.
     
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  5. MSwenning

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    Last month and the month before (not official numbers) the 300 sold less the 1500 units each.
     
  6. GaryS

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    Interesting! The 2020 appears in some areas, but not others, but I can't do a build as some choices won't respond to my selection. They also only offer a black interior and the new colors are not listed, even as late availability as they first were. The 2020 150 mile inventory shows no Limited models, and I can't select a search for Limited models only. When I checked earlier they didn't even have an option to check 2020 inventory, so that's new.

    I suppose the website is still under construction, but at least it now shows some new inventory showing up. I'll give it a few weeks and check again.

    FWIW, the last time I visited the dealer they had only two very basic 2019 300s in stock and there is no way you can sell what you can't show. The salesman said one of those was sold and being prepped. They had over 200 Rams at the time, and nearly as many Jeeps.
     
  7. Bearhawke

    Bearhawke Things happen for a reason

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    IF correct; no 2020 Chrysler 300 being listed is a very foolish move IMHO on the part of FCA. As our Bob Sheaves pointed out years ago; if a platform's selling at least 100K units a year, it's profitable. And in the 300's, let alone in the LX/LY/? case; most of the tooling would've been amortized years ago..........
     
  8. Mr.Source

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    DEALERS DONT STOCK THEM !
    YOU CANT SELL WHAT YOUVDONT HAVE.
     
  9. hmk123

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    Dealers need a bigger boat. While I get it that combining all brands under one roof made a certain sense I also see how dealers will stock what sells easiest and then at least in metropolitan areas run out of room to have decent stock of the rest of the lineup. I think FCA needs an energy boost and work with dealers on certain campaigns to reintroduce cars like the 300. Do a mild refresh, commit to a marketing campaign and work with dealers to stock them. This is still a great car. It needs some believers and some marketeers.
     
  10. FreeLantz

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    Wow, a loaded 300C is $54k!
     
  11. hmk123

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    If I recall correctly in 2004 a brand new loaded 300C was around $42k. I just put that into an US inflation calculator and that came to $57k for 2019. And now you get 3 more gears and a couple more inches infotainment screen plus a number of new driver convenience and safety features.
     
  12. FreeLantz

    FreeLantz Well-Known Jeeper

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    Not disputing any of that, but back then they would hold their value incredibly well. A $54k 300C is probably not worth half that much after two short years now. I would imagine this contributes to the lack of lease deals, which in turn is one reason it's getting passed over by many consumers. And this isn't a problem unique to Chrysler. The much newer Lincoln Continental depreciates just as fast.

    In the case of the 300 with so many years having gone by between changes, it really just doesn't make sense to buy a brand new one, and if it doesn't make sense to lease either, who is left out there besides the fleet buyers?
     
  13. CDJSalesPro

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    I love the 300 but FCA did this to themselves.:oops: When they dropped the 200 and decided to try to make the 300 competitive in the midsized market by offering upto 8k in rebates. That was when they decided to devalue their large near luxury car. That is the day that the 300 became unsaleable. Overnight residuals dropped to embarrassing levels.
     
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  14. Satellite Saint

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    I’m sorry but IMHO there is not another better looking car (Not counting the Chargers and Challengers), than the 300
     
  15. voiceofstl

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    your right about the sales..but i like the cheaper 300, much better car and deal then a accord or camry.
    But I am the exception.
     
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  16. voiceofstl

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    Of course they could had kept the high end version as a 300.
    Then change the fenders and hood, and grill a bit and called the cheaper version the New Port..
     
  17. HotCarNut

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    Bingo. I live in Denver, and there is one....yes ONE....2020 Chrysler 300 within 150 miles of me. It's a Touring AWD.
     
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  18. hmk123

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    But didn’t they just start the 2020s this month? Don’t get me wrong. There should be more in stock. SF Bay Area shows 105. Four of those are 2020.

    For comparison there are 14 Lincoln Continentals, 152 Toyota Avalons (including Hybrids) and 16 Genesis G80s (we still don’t have many dealers here) and 133 BMW 5 series... (this is for all model years looking on cars.com).
     
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  19. Mr.Source

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    Lucky you !

    I insist, if dealers are not ordering them, there will be no sales at all, as simple as that.
     
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  20. Zagnut27

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    Last night I checked, and none of my local dealers have any 300’s. One dealer only had 4 Pacifica’s. Once again, it’s hard to sell non-existent product....especially when your product lineup is almost nonexistent to begin with.
     
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