The Chrysler 300C Touring is simply the most striking estate car on the road today. For 2008 Chrysler will make the 300C stand out even more – with a revised exterior and an updated interior across the range. Chrysler will also launch an entirely new Touring model in the UK – the diesel-powered ‘SRT-Design’.
The exterior of the Chrysler 300C has been refreshed for 2008 with changes to the rear fascia and rear light clusters. The interior design has been enhanced with a new instrument panel and centre console design, highlighted with satin silver bezels. Soft touch surfaces on arm rests and door panels add to the comfortable interior while the new dark interior colour adds to the sophisticated feel. A new ignition key with one-touch start-up, a fully adjustable steering wheel as well as LED lighting in the front cup holders and front and rear door pockets all provide additional driver convenience.
In addition, seat-mounted air bags have been added to the front and side-curtain air bags to the rear for increased driver and passenger safety.
The MyGIG infotainment system is a new option that offers owners the very latest integrated onboard systems. There’s MP3 player compatibility, a touch screen controlled navigation system featuring outstandingly clear graphical maps as well as the ability to store up to approximately 1600 songs on an integrated 20GB hard drive. The UConnect Hands-free Communication System uses Bluetooth technology to provide voice-activated wireless communication.
The Chrysler 300C Touring SRT-Design model includes all of these refinements and adds many of the visual enhancements that make the high-performance SRT-8 such a crowd pleaser. The SRT-Design is available as a Saloon or a Touring and features the economical 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. SRT-Design features include SRT 20- inch alloy wheels, wheel arch spats and SRT-8 body kit as well as a chrome mesh grille. Inside, the SRT-Design gets MyGIG satellite navigation as standard as well as an SRT-8 steering wheel, SRT-8 leather sports seats and carbon fibre interior details.
Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler UK Ltd, said: “The 300C Touring offers a lot of family-friendly cargo space still manages to deliver with its on-road performance and great value for money. We have sold more than 6,000 cars since the launch in 2005 and this means the 300C has been a huge success story for Chrysler in the UK. We have struggled to keep up with customer demand since launch and this sustained popularity has helped make sure that it has maintained a very health residual value and this bodes well for our future success.
“The diesel-powered SRT-Design model means you get all the looks with the everyday driving benefits of our 3.0-litre diesel engine. The changes to the interior help take the Chrysler 300C to a whole new level but the changes do not detract from what has made the 300C such a success – it remains a great looking, well-equipped and a very competitively priced car.”
Standard features on the Chrysler 300C Touring include Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and an all-speed Traction Control System, front and rear side-curtain air bags, Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and a rear park assist system. A leather interior, air-conditioning and heated driver and front passenger seats also come as standard on all vehicles in the range.
The 2008 Chrysler 300C Touring comes with a 3.0-litre V-6 engine that produces 215 bhp at 3800 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. of torque at 1600 rpm.