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After all, the 300 might well see a new light

Discussion in 'Rumors and General Chrysler Discussion' started by Mr.Source, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. Mr.Source

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    Well we might see a new Chrysler sedan coming out from PSA, it could be a DS9 with a Chrysler badge.
     
  2. Ryan

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    DS9 is 194.1 inches long with a 114.2” wheelbase. These figures make it closer in size to the 200 than the 300.

    It is on a FWD platform with only 4-cylinder or 4-cylinder PHEV engine options.

    It is a nice looking car, but the interior design is far too French to be successful as a Chrysler unless it had an all new interior. But even then, it’s a bit small. If they had plans to make a new 300, they should just develop it alongside the next-generation Charger so it could retain its size and RWD proportions.
     
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  3. T_690

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    Maybe new 200. That's the same class and size.
     
  4. GaryS

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    My groundless opinion is that swoopy sedans are poor sellers for the typical sedan buyer, and that the previous success of the 300 has been the roominess and ease of access combined with the upscale styling and above average interior. An example was the 200...a nice enough car, but more of a Dart than a 300.

    It wouldn't take much of a styling change to make the 300 successful again, but it would need more than a minor trim and grille re-fresh after seventeen years.
     
  5. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    I say let Ralph Gilles and the Engineering Department have a go at massaging the DS-9 into something more palatable to the North American consumer.

    Beggers can't be choosers. At least this helps the future STELL/\NTIS to amortize the development costs for the DS-9.

    Besides...there might be no other alternative being considered.
    That being said...My vote is OUI! / YES ! / SI ! / SIM !

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mtJaN43KFM
     
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  6. Zagnut27

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    I was never a fan of Deep Space 9, too boring. Oh...wait...wrong DS9. :D

    Yeah, I think this would be more in line with 200 both in size and appearance. They discontinued 200 because they said they couldn’t make money on it, so what’s the point?
     
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  7. Ryan

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    Why waste money turning a 4-cylinder midsize FWD sedan into a Chrysler 300, when the better, RWD Giorgio Global platform is already available?
     
  8. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    I suppose it could be argued that in this case, they're not starting from scratch with something completely new, thereby saving some € / $ on development.

    Yes...this sedan would appear to slot in somewhere in between 200 and 300.

    I'm not saying this is a perfect solution. As I opined in my previous post...'beggars can't be choosers'. Would I have chosen this as a solution? NO. It does, however, offer a reasonable chance for their actually BEING a Chrysler offering in the sedan segment.

    2022 Chrysler Newport...here we come!.:D
     
  9. Zagnut27

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    Why waste money on developing (or rebadging) a car when cars are being discontinued across several manufacturers? It would seem the money could be better spent elsewhere.
     
  10. CherokeeVision

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    As I have said many times. Automakers kept removing from sedans the things that made sedans worth buying.
    Then they acted surprised when people stopped buying sedans that weren't worth buying.
     
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  11. Donte Lindsey

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    I'm hopeful of a new sedan as I like them but maybe they should introduce a cuv from DS as a Chrysler first? That's what is selling now.
     
  12. patfromigh

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    A number of us have been saying this, but apparently we still haven't said it enough times. Don't forget the sedans which tanked at Ford and GM were Euro designs modified for sale in North America. These cars were called "Global Sedans."

    How are those similar looking (to a DS9) Lincoln sedans doing? I have driven Continentals, but not lately. It seems they were pulled from our fleet, because none wants to rent one, let alone even buy one.

    If StalledAntics badge engineers a French sedan and sells it as a Chrysler, this simply won't be arriving just as the party ends, it will be opening up a kiosk in a dead mall.
     
  13. voiceofstl

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    To me a good sedan would be a slightly larger Dynasty.
     
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    Quick! Get that name trade-marked before someone beats you to it!:p:D
     
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    Would that include billows of blue smoke belching from a 3.0 Litre Mitsubishi V6?:p:D
     
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  16. Donte Lindsey

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    See this in a Facebook group.
     

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    Oh My God... :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D That was hilarious!
     
  18. Tony K

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    Our soon-to-be siblings of the "Stellantis Bunch" from the German Opel Branch are feeling left out like Jan Brady. :rolleyes:
     
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  19. voiceofstl

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    no smoke from the bullit proof american made 3.3
     
  20. mrkovash

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    just replace with a 3.8 out of a 2003 grand caravan
     

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