For 2020 the Chrysler 300 Gets a Red S Appearance Package
The second-generation Chrysler 300, which was introduced in 2011, keeps soldiering on for yet another model year and with minimal changes. The most important update for 2020 the introduction of the new Red S Appearance Package on the 300S vehicle. It’ll be easy to recognize, thanks to the Black Noise exterior badging, the new 20-inch Black Noise wheels and the Red insert on the Chrysler wing badge.
Customers can opt for the optional Radar Red interior that is available with the Red S Appearance Package; which brings Radar Red leather armrests on the doors and the Radar Red leather upholstery as well. The Radar Red interior has six exterior paint colors to choose from Velvet Red, Canyon Sunset, Granite Crystal, Gloss Black, Bright White, and Silver Mist. Three new exterior options are available for the 2020 Chrysler 300: Canyon Sunset, Frostbite, and Amethyst.
The rest of the lineup carries the same five trim levels, such as the Touring, the Touring L, the S, the range-topping 300C and the Limited. All trims come equipped with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, and it’s also available with either rear- or all-wheel drive, except for the RWD-only 300C, according to carscoops.com. The default engine for that vehicle is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 which is rated at 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Inside, the 2020 Chrysler 300 will continue with the same roomy and well-equipped interior it has in 2019. The cabin will include well-padded seats, optional leather upholstery, 40.1 inches of rear legroom, and a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. On top of being spacious and comfortable, the 2020 300 will continue to boast plenty of desirable standard features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear floor mats, satin-chrome bezels, LED-illuminated cup holders, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rotary shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheels, eight-way power driver’s seat, six-speaker audio system, 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, high-definition radio, and much more.
Yes, there is still no 300 SRT model for the speed enthusiasts out there. However, the HEMI V8 award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and legendary 5.7-liter will return for duty. Both vehicles are paired with TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmissions, sourced by ZF.
The all-wheel-drive models are only available with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. They continue to be the most advanced all-wheel-drive systems in their class thanks to the active transfer case with a front-axle disconnect. This helps to improve the real-world fuel economy which allows the car to run in rear-wheel-drive when the all-wheel-drive is not in need.
Thanks to a sport-tuned exhaust, an engine calibration, and a unique cold-air induction system, the output is enlarged to 300 HP and 264 lb-ft of torque in the 300S. Another engine choice is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which that produces 363 HP and 394 lb-ft (534 Nm) of torque. Standard on the 300C and optional on the 300S, it’s good enough for a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint in under 6 seconds and sadly, the 469 hp 6.4-liter HEMI V8 sold overseas in the 300 SRT is still not available in the United States.
Pricing and Date Release:
No official on-sale date for the 2020 Chrysler 300 has been announced. With no significant changes in the 2020 Chrysler 300, we expect pricing to also remain almost unchanged from the current MSRP range of $30,695 (plus destination fee). The 2020 Chrysler 300 will compete with the Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Impala, and Nissan Maxima.
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