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Chrysler 300: will it be replaced by an electric car?



It is already known that the end is near for the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger, as they will soon be replaced by a 100% electric car. However, what about the Chrysler 300, which is based on the same platform as the two muscle cars?


According to all likelihood, the large sedan from the American manufacturer will also be reborn in an electrified form. Unlike the replacement for the Charger and the Challenger, we will have to wait until 2026 to discover the new Chrysler 300, if it still carries the same name, of course. Finally, that's what the Australian media outlet Drive reports.


For now, there is no direct source information on the subject, but the rumor has it that the electric 300 will be built on an 800-volt architecture. There is also talk of a battery with a capacity of over 100 kWh, which would lead to a maximum range of over 800 kilometers on a full charge. Needless to say, this is a very ambitious projection, but we are allowed to dream as long as the production model has not arrived.


From concept to reality


Chrysler recently presented the Airflow concept, which could well be in the running to replace the large 300 sedan when the time comes. However, it should be noted that the Airflow concept would start on new grounds, as it is a multi-segment SUV, not a large sedan. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it would allow it to reach a broader and more diversified clientele.


The Chrysler Airflow is powered by two electric motors, each with a power of 201 horsepower. Therefore, there is one motor per axle, which means that the American manufacturer's multi-segment SUV offers all-wheel drive. However, as it is a trend in this type of vehicle, don't be surprised if a rear-wheel-drive version eventually emerges at the time of official production. It is also known that the concept benefits from a 118 kWh battery pack, which allows for a range variant between 560 and 640 kilometers on a full charge. This is lower than the 800 kilometers mentioned earlier, but it also brings the Chrysler Airflow closer to the current market and makes its production more plausible.


The American manufacturer's conceptual SUV offers an ultramodern interior and features that seem straight out of a science fiction movie. Chrysler also mentions level 3 autonomous driving, which is starting to be seriously impressive. Finally, patience will be required, as the arrival of the next generation of the 300 sedan or the Airflow concept, in this case, is not expected for several more years.


 "Small update since Stellantis announced that the Chrysler Airflow is no longer in the brand's plans. Therefore, we can expect something truly new."


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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