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Chrysler refreshes 300C range

Chrysler has revised its 300C for 2008 with an updated interior across the range and a new diesel-powered SRT-Design model variant.

The exterior of the car has also received some touch ups with changes to the rear fascia and rear light clusters. The rear saloon boot lid is also new and now incorporates an integrated spoiler and high-mounted stop light.

The 2008 300C interior has a new instrument panel and centre console design, highlighted with satin silver bezels. Soft touch surfaces on arm rests and door panels and new dark interior colour have also been added. Customers will also get a new ignition key with one-touch start-up and an adjustable steering wheel.

Extra safety equipment includes seat-mounted airbags in the front and side-curtains to the rear for increased driver and passenger safety.

The 2008 Chrysler 300C

Chrysler’s new MyGIG infotainment system can be added as an option. It features MP3 player compatibility, a touch screen controlled navigation system with the ability to store up to 1,600 songs on an integrated 20GB hard drive. A Bluetooth UConnect hands-free communication system allows voice-activated wireless communication.

The SRT-Design is available as a saloon or a touring and features a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. SRT-Design features include SRT 20-inch alloy wheels and wheel arch spats 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, said: “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 healthy residual value and this bodes well for our future success.”

The revised 300C range goes on sale in the UK from March 1.

2008 300C prices:

  • Click on the next page to view a bullet point breakdown of the 2008 300C specification additions.

    Chrysler 300C SRT-Design interior

    #AM_ART_SPLIT# Interior specification changes for 2008:

  • MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with MP3 compatibility (optional)
  • Satellite navigation, which also includes UConnect (Bluetooth) and MP3 player interface (optional)
  • Cupholders in centre console
  • Centre console arm rest
  • LED lighting in front cup holders and front and rear door pockets
  • Single disc CD/DVD radio with MP3 jack
  • Dark Slate Grey leather interior

    Exterior specification changes for 2008:

  • Rear lamp clusters
  • Boot lid and rear lip spoiler
  • Centre mounted stop lamp
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Roof mounted antenna
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Body side mouldings

    300C SRT-Design saloon and touring (extra specification in addition to standard model):

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • SRT wheel arch spats
  • Chrome mesh grille
  • MyGIG satellite navigation as standard
  • SRT-8 steering wheel
  • SRT-8 leather sports seats
  • SRT-8 door trim
  • SRT-8 body coloured exterior mirrors and door handles
  • Carbon fibre interior details
  • Upgraded Boston Acoustic Audio system (saloon only)

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