Here you will find monthly and yearly Canadian, European and U.S market sales figures for the Chrysler 300. 2016 monthly totals, following FCA’s decision to issue more accurate auto sales data at the end of July, do not mesh with the year-to-date totals FCA is reporting, as expected. Sales of the 300 begin with the final-generation of the front-wheel drive 300M but yearly totals beginning in 2006 are 300-only. 2016 monthly totals, following FCA’s decision to issue more accurate auto sales data at the end of July, do not mesh with the year-to-date totals FCA is reporting, as expected.
Chrysler 300 Overview
The Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan produced by the American automaker Chrysler, known for its distinctive styling, luxurious features, and performance-oriented variants. Introduced in 2005, it was a notable departure from previous Chrysler designs and marked a new era for the brand. Over the years, the 300 has become one of the marque’s flagship vehicles, maintaining a strong presence in the full-size sedan market.
The Chrysler 300 is recognized for its bold and muscular appearance, highlighted by a prominent grille, a long hood, and a strong shoulder line. Its design drew inspiration from classic American luxury cars, giving it a unique stance in the market, especially when compared to more conservatively styled competitors. The performance-oriented 300C and the even more powerful 300C SRT8 models were notable for their powerful HEMI V8 engines. Especially the SRT8, with its larger V8, offered performance that rivaled many sports cars.
The Chrysler 300, particularly in its first generation, shared its rear-wheel-drive platform with the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. This platform, known as the LX, had some roots tracing back to older Mercedes-Benz components due to the DaimlerChrysler era, which influenced the design and engineering of certain parts of the platform. Over the years, the 300 has been offered with a range of engines, from V6s to more powerful V8s. The standard V6, especially in recent models, is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, offering a balance of performance and efficiency.
The Chrysler 300 has seen multiple updates since its inception, with significant redesigns refining its aesthetics, improving its technology offerings, and enhancing its mechanical components. While many competitors and even brands have moved away from full-size sedans, the 300 remains a stalwart in its segment. Its combination of style, luxury, and performance, especially at its price point, makes it an attractive option for those seeking a full-size sedan with character.