We cannot call the Chrysler 300 model a family sedan. Not after the latest news. According to the latest rumors, the 2020 Chrysler 300 will get a Hellcat engine. However, this information is yet to be confirmed. No one really knows what is Chrysler’s plans for the future. But in the present, this carmaker only offers the Pacifica model, besides the aging 300 and 300c sedans.
Reliable sources are saying the Chrysler 300 and 300c models will get numerous upgrades. That includes the loss of weight in order to provide better fuel economy numbers. There is a huge possibility for a four-cylinder turbo engine to become a standard one. In the meantime, the optional engine could become the famous Hellcat with its output of 707 HP.
2020 Chrysler 300 Modest Changes
The 2020 Chrysler 300 is still a family sedan with a premium look. The styling is amazing and the design is very classy. However, the exterior looks aging and its time to change that. Chrysler has no plans to replace the best-selling sedan anytime soon. For that reason, you can expect numerous exterior upgrades.
The first plan was a redesign and the introduction of the famous Giorgio platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulia. However, that will not happen. Instead, Chrysler will update the current exterior design, it will introduce more aluminum materials as the plan is to cut the overall weight. Fuel economy must be improved and the carmaker is working hard in that department. We can expect further changes, possibly new exterior features such as 20-inch wheels.
2020 Chrysler 300 To Provide All-New Interior
No one actually knows what will happen with the interior design. The 2020 Chrysler 300 could get an all-new interior or it can carry the same cabin design as the current model. Both outcomes are more than probable. However, there is not a single clue about the possible interior changes.
The current model perfectly combines the tradition with the newest modern features. Interior looks amazing, the level of luxury is impressive and the full-size sedan offers ample cabin space.
2020 Chrysler 300 Powertrain
The most significant changes on the 2020 Chrysler 300 will happen under the hood. The future of the standard 3.6-liter V6 is uncertain now. Rumors are saying the full-size sedan could obtain the new four-cylinder turbocharged engine. If it happens, good, if not, no one cares, here’s why. Chrysler could offer a 6.2-liter Hellcat engine. The
famous and extremely powerful supercharged V8 could breath new line into the aging 300 sedans. Accommodating such a large unit shouldn’t be a problem. After all, the Chrysler 300 is basically a Dodge Charger with more style. We are all waiting for Chrysler to respond to such a strong rumor. On the other hand, if the current V6 Pentastar engine gets an upgrade, don’t be surprised.
2020 Chrysler 300c Hellcat
There won’t be Chrysler 300 SRT8 model but another high-performance variant will be in the offer. However, the 300c model can’t be a performance version with the 5.7-liter V8 over the base model with the Hellcat engine.
That only means both variants will get a Hellcat drivetrain. If that is not the case, the 300c will continue to offer Hemi V8 that can produce 383 horses and 395 lb-ft of torque. Besides that, the 300c model will come with more sportiness and more aggressive exterior features.
2020 Chrysler 300 and 300c Hellcat Price, Release Date
The forthcoming 2020 Chrysler 300 will cost over $30,000. The 300c variant will be over $40,000. If the Hellcat engine really happens, you can expect a significant price increase. That would also mean the 300 sedan won’t be oriented toward families as before. The upcoming model will hit the markets in the first half of 2020.