Thursday, June 12, 2014
New Chrysler 300C Arrives Nigeria
The new luxury redesigned Chrysler 300c, a rare breed vehicle has arrived Nigeria. Many changes have taken place over those years, including all-new styling and a more efficient eight-speed automatic transmission.
Though priced like an entry-level luxury sedan, the 300C offers full-size space and an impressive list of features. Styling is also a strong suit for the 300C, combining up-scale Bentley cues with an overall look sinister enough for Al Capone and his cronies.
Up front, the design starts with a large, egg crate grille, plenty of chrome accents and wide headlights with integrated LEDs. The 300’s nose is fairly blunt by today’s standards, adding to its signature look.
Like the first-generation car, the 300’s flanks remain a slab-sided affair, but flared wheel arches help break things up at the front and the rear of the car. Whereas a number of sedans have adopted a sleeker, four-door coupe silhouette, the 300 sticks to a traditional three-box design.
The haunches of the 300C feature almost mini tail fins that integrate nicely with the car’s vertical taillights. A stylized bumper includes a chrome accent bar and dual exhaust cutouts.
The 300’s interior now boasts loads of high-tech gadgets and high-quality materials. The 300’s technology story starts with Chrysler’s typically fantastic Uconnect infotainment system. We say typically because we did encounter a few bugs, but more on that later.
Accessed via an 8.4-inch touchscreen located atop the 300’s center stack, Uconnect controls everything from the vehicle’s power rear sunshade to audio functions to navigation. Unlike other infotainment systems on the market, Uconnect is easy to use and easy to customize.
The 300C can be optioned with Chrysler’s sensational HEMI V8, but we found our tester’s 292 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque 3.6L V6 to be perfectly acceptable for around town duties. Despite being saddled with a somewhat portly 4,000 pound curb weight, the V6 never felt underpowered and even performed well during highway passing maneuvers.