Some sources say the upcoming 2024 Chrysler 300 would be completely electric. Because the company needs time to develop the electrification technology, they are going to release the forthcoming sedan as the 2026 model, which means that the vehicle would likely be available in 2025. In this era of electrified cars and cleaner energy and increasing fuel prices has caused headaches for many people, such a strategy would be intelligent and wise. So, what can we learn from Chrysler’s plan regarding their future production?
About Chrysler 300
It’s pretty ‘sad’ that Chrysler’s lineup now consists of only 2 options: the minivan Pacifica and the (outdated) sedan. That’s why the company may have started to realize the importance of electrifying its lines so they won’t lose the appeal among buyers. According to the sources, electric development has been created. It would be the twin of another new vehicle (the four-door type) using the Dodge badge. Many people speculated that the upcoming Dodge vehicle is likely the next-gen Charger.
If everything goes as planned, this new electric sedan from Dodge will be released in 2024. The Dodge variant would be coming 2 years before the one from Chrysler follows suit. Both vehicles would be running on 800V construction, built on STLA Large platform, a unique platform developed by Stellaris. The platform is said to be able to cover 500 miles of distance from its 101 (to 108) kWh battery packs, which sounds like a good deal.
The electrification project isn’t exactly a new thing. Given that electrification planning has become somewhat of a mandate for all auto manufacturers and the fact that powerful brands claim that they can offer at least 300 miles of coverage range (which is quite fantastic in terms of performance and abilities), it’s pretty understandable if Chrysler follows the same footstep.
The Expected Changes
The idea of the Chrysler 300 getting a successor is quite surprising. Carlos Tavares, the Stellantis CEO, stated earlier this year that the company is thinking about relaunching some of the new models, which they are going to make super attractive and gorgeous. Many auto enthusiasts expect those new models to include the Airflow vehicle concept. It is a 400-hp sleek hatchback electric vehicle that can cover 400 miles of distance.
Considering that sedans aren’t a smart option these days, it’s even possible that the 2024 Chrysler 300 would be made into a completely different transformation. Chrysler may not change the sedan’s basic formula, but they are going to make it quite big. Considering that they want to have a fully electric lineup before 2028, and they need to start soon, it’s pretty understandable if they want the internal combustion to go away, replacing it with the (hopefully promising) electric version.
First Chrysler EV
Despite the company’s plan for the electrified 300, it seems that their first-ever electric ride would be the Airflow, which they teased in January during CES. The Airflow promises promising performance and punchier outcomes with the electric power. When compared to the 300, the Airflow would be sooner to launch. Airflow is designed as the 2024 model, while the 300 is still several years away, designed as the 2026 model.
Nevertheless, Chrysler has a promising future with their lineups and electrification planning. Even with the remaining 300 sedans and Pacifica minivans, they can still be hopeful. We should hear more details and information about the 2024 Chrysler 300, which is coming as the 2026 model.