• Dec 27th 2006 at 5:25PM
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Our bros over at LeftLaneNews procured a set of spy shots showing the 2008 (or possibly 2009) Chrysler 300, and while they claim that there has been a change to the front end, at least the addition of new headlights, we just don't see it. The headlights on this vehicle look identical to the beams on the 2007 model. Regardless, through the camo on the rear we can definitely see taillights that are different than the current model's. Changes to the exterior, however, will pale in comparison to the interior's transformation. LLN quotes Ralph Gilles, VP of Design at the Chrysler Group, who said back in May, "we need an update [...] you're going to see a significant improvement in the interior of that car." Bring it, Ralph! Unfortunately non of these spy shots offers any glimpses of the interior, and we're unlikely to see the changes at the Detroit Auto Show in a few weeks.
Check out more pics by clicking on the Read link and follow the jump to see front and rear shots of the current model for comparison.

[Source: LLN]

2007 Chrysler 300

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      • 8 Years Ago
      the article says "the car's headlights are unchanged" ... so that's what's up.

      let me be the first to moan about the trunk-lid brake light ... wah wah wah ... seriously, what an unwelcome addition. i can't imagine it not taking away from the chrysler emblem.

      no hood stripes like the new pacifica & sebring ... yay =) either that's not the new front end or chrysler got the message that they're ridiculous. imagine the dirt building up in those.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5...again someone without knowledge putting in his/her 1/2 cent opinion. The 300/Magnum/Charger are made in Canada (technically America) and the platform, although dervied from a German sedan is actually used only on the triplets noted above. Also, have you looked at a used 300??? They're holding their value REALLY well. Now...go suck on your Hondota's tailpipe
      • 8 Years Ago
      The tail lights pictured are already on the 300C.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Would someone PLEASE tell Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep designers that there is, believe it or not, more than one way to design a taillight? There's nothing new about those.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like the taillights are more horizontal behind the camo, and I think the chop is awful. Th taillights have three white streaks in them. Personally, i like the distinction between the 300 and 300C. If you want to make them look the same, put 300C headlights on the 300, not the other way around.
      • 8 Years Ago
      For the confused, the 300 and 300C have always had different headlights and taillights. The test mule has the plain old 300 headlights, and seems to have the 300C taillights, or at least very similar.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Craig N. Cote , you stupid!!!!!
      300C doesnt sit on german platform
      300C has no Mitsubishi parts and NO it's not made in Mexico!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The G35 and the Mini aren't facelifts. Sure, they look the same as the previous versions, but they're definitely not facelifts.
      • 8 Years Ago
      in europe we are getting 300c with little different headlights


      I think they are far nicer than the set of headlights on these pics
      • 8 Years Ago
      Really? You dont see the headlight change? It subtle... but just enough to make a nice design... well, less nice. Why bother?
      Jim Gilliland
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mr.Cote, if you want to be informed, go to Acura.com and do a comparison between an Acura RL and a Chrysler 300C.

      I think you will find the the 300C has an equal projected resale value after 36 months (47%) and a better resale after 60 months (32% vs 29%).

      It's always best to try to get your facts right before you have pie on your face.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Man, I hope this facelift is more than the one Infiniti did with the G35 and Mini did with the Cooper. The press gets us all excited for...nothing. Perhaps Chrysler could do something like the classic '50s C-300.
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