StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Chrysler 313: Concept, Model, Engine, Car?

by David Zatz on

The area code of Detroit — 313 — has long been used on the license plates of Chrysler cars at shows. Now, it appears the company is trying to use it for something more; Steven St. Laurent pointed out that FCA US has trademarked “313” for use on cars.

There are numerous possibilities, the most likely of which is simply something such as a “Town & Country 313 Edition.”  The company may also be considering a Chrysler 313 series — a luxury version of the 300, the long-rumored minivan-based crossover, or even a new crossover replacing the Dodge Journey.

The company also produced a 313 cubic inch V8 engine, one of the “A” engines created in the 1950s to replace the original Hemi with something lighter and cheaper. These were quickly replaced by the “LA” — “lightweight A” — series which spawned the Viper V10. This use seems unlikely for the moment, but it’s possible. A smaller V8 (313 cid = 5.1 liters) to replace the 5.7 Hemi is some years off if it’s coming at all.

The most innocuous possibility is that Chrysler simply does not want other companies using its license plate at car shows.

Know & Go screens
Employees created new FCA US app—first available to Ram TRX

Newest Ram Built to Serve models honor the U.S. Air Force

Former Ram chief engineer Michael J. Cairns

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages

Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL

Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.