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Chrysler 300 Returns To Service For The 2019 Model Year:

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by redriderbob, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. HotCarNut

    HotCarNut Defender of Reality
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    Yes, there is a future for it and i’m absolutely in favor of it! Has to be differentiated from Dodge. I’m thinking TTV6 option (trickle down from Maserati) and AWD standard across the lineup. Adjustable suspension on top models, or maybe a version of the air suspension from the GC/RAM playbook. Definitely upgrade the center stack to the flush fit 8.4” with 12” available. Ventilated rear seat option too.
     
  2. GuidoFL

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    I gotta wonder what the sales numbers are and how those numbers compare to say the Dodge Charger ?
     
  3. valiant67

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    Chrysler 300
    2004 13,525
    2005 144,048
    2006 143,647
    2007 120,636
    2008 62,352
    2009 38,606
    2010 37,116
    2011 36,285
    2012 78,417
    2013 57,724
    2014 53,382
    2015 53,109
    2016 53,058
    2017 51,237
    2018 24,707
    Dodge Charger
    2005 44,804
    2006 114,201
    2007 119,289
    2008 97,367
    2009 60,651
    2010 75,397
    2011 70,089
    2012 89,916
    2013 98,336
    2014 94,099
    2015 94,725
    2016 97,110
    2017 88,351
    2018 41,406
     
  4. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Allpar Legacy

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    Once could argue that the 2011 redesign of 300 (Marchionne personally watered down the more aggressive design) never caught on with the public. Some 300 buyers came back and then the rest walked away, resulting in stagnating sales and increased incentives.

    While the more aggressive redesign of the Charger helped it recover and grow as the market grew. The Charger stayed true to its "sporty sedan" image and received lots of love from FCA by having the SRT, Hellcat and Demons as halo vehicles.

    The bland 300 lost its charm of being "wow" and the prestigious image that went along with owning one. It did not get the same love and attention to its brand roots.

    In another thread, we are talking about how VAG dedicated itself to Audi over 20 years by sticking to the way people thought of Audi.

    Chrysler never received the same love from FCA. Dodge did.
     
  5. Hemidakota

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    If you look around, other brands, there are huge discounts also given. I drove past a Honda dealer that was offering a 5k discount on their Accords. It is common here in Southern Cali.
     
  6. Jason E

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    So, do we know if the 300 has a future past 2019 or not? I've read threads here today that say yes, and ones that say no...so I am guessing collectively, we have no idea?
     
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  7. edgecrusher

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    Any source on this? Pics of the design before it was "watered down"?
     
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    A while back, someone mentioned a picture that circulated of what would have been the 2011 300, but I never saw it either.
     
  9. mopar22

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    The only thing i heard Sergio do what he made the quality better interior wise for the 300 that year
     
  10. DAGAR

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    I did - hated it, but then I still like the 2009-10 best...
     
  11. Erik Latranyi

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    Of course not. It came from an insider who saw it.
     
  12. MoparJoe

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    With thinking like that the Ram trucks should be dead a long time ago because they've been throwing money at that thing forever I could have saved 24000 Canadian this year on one
     
  13. valiant67

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    No, you are ignoring the results of the incentives: While there are large incentives on trucks over the years, the result is they sell a lot of trucks. When there was (and still is) a large incentive on the 300, they still don't sell well.
     
  14. JRS200x

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    Ram's have less rebates than the 300 does... that includes 2018 Rams. A truck is also a much more profitable vehicle than the 300 for Chrysler so they can afford the increased rebates, margins on trucks are massive compared to a 300.

    The 2019 Ram is selling like hot cakes and currently averages about $1500 in incentives.
     
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  15. MoparJoe

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    I was referring to the outgoing Ram that they still build the old one I could have got twenty four and a half thousand dollars with all the discounts that I'm allowed. And yes I understand that the 300 is not selling well with the amount of rebates they have on it but like everyone's been telling us that is the market
     
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    It’s not the market. It’s the product. Charger has lower rebates and steady sales. 300 raised incentives and sales stayed sluggish. That’s what happens when product is neglected.
     
  17. con383

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    The 300c must stay no matter what. Its the apitomy of what Chrysler means and stands for .... so yes it should stay! We in Austealia love the srt version and according to the Australian Government so do the police.
     
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  18. MoparJoe

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    I'm putting my chips on the hunch that the 300 will get a new lease in life
     
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    I went to a car show a while back, saw a 1958 Chrysler it was awesome. It may be time to put a bit more tail fin and go a bit retro on the 300. Ford failed to do that on it's T-Bird and it bombed. We need to set the pace with the 300 like we did in 04. The market is dying for something special.
     
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