• Aug 9th 2010 at 3:29PM
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The next Chrysler 300 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The next Chrysler 300 has had some chiseling and wedging applied to its current stoic proportions. The perfectly horizontal shoulder line now sweeps up from a lower front end into a shorter decklid. The nearly perpendicular front and rear on the 2010 have also been reshaped, particularly in the rear. Detail-wise, only the mirrors appear to have carried over, with what looks like new headlight hardware in an angled design, LED taillights in back, an integrated exhaust treatment and new rear window glass. Get a closer look in the gallery of high-res photos below while we wait to see what magic has been done to the inside...

2012 Chrysler 300 Spy Shot
  • 2012 Chrysler 300 Spy Shot
  • Left front view of 2012 Chrysler 300

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      • 5 Years Ago
      As someone who has had (and loved) a 300C for the past five years I can tell you you're wrong about one thing, that deck lid looks longer not shorter than the current one. Anyway, I know this is just a spy shot, but I feel very disappointed. I think they ruined the styling of the car apparently for the sake of a modest aerodynamic gain. That front end doesn’t look big and bold anymore, it looks like the Chrysler Genesis. It’s almost a throwback to the bland jellybean nonsense of the 90's. There won't be anyone mistaking this for a Bentley that’s for sure.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like they've engineered out a lot of the visible cheapness in the exterior trim.

      That's good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BTW, look at the front windshield sticker this is a preproduction not a test mule....
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Does this black cladding make me look fat?"

      Anyway, the headlights look much more "euro", with an Audi-esque presence. Overall, I was expecting a rounder, softer look with fewer angles an creases.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think that the new Cherokee, charger and 300 will def draw ppl back to chrysler, not in droves but its a good place to start, they just need help with their small cars and i think chrysler will be alright
        • 5 Years Ago
        Chrysler has the small car angle covered with the Fiat 500. Other small vehicles may follow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gotta love those donut tires.

      I think the 300c should come standard w/20s.

      And, each Hemi needs to be aluminum to shave some weight!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully they can keep those body panel/door panel gaps as tight as this pre-production car. If so, it will look clean.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The real question is how much weight they will be able to cut in the revision. If they can knock 200 -300 pounds off and with the new PentaStar V6 pushing 300HP, they may have a real winner.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I rented a 300 in So. Cal this summer and I came away impressed. So, if I liked the rental version, I would imagine that the upgraded version would be even better. Now, with a "refresh" (or whatever you want to call it) coming out, Chrysler should do well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Never...never judge a car by it's rental. They are never equipped with anything but base packages. Other drivers abuse the hell out of them to point where it can screw up the transmission or the balancing of tires.

        Chrysler & Dodge models usually fair the worst judgment with their rentals, but it doesn't reflect the same opinions of those who own these cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The problem now is that chrysler is going through hard financial situation and it is hard for them to develop all things, this is what we saw in the new cherokee, the changed the engine, shape, but kept the transmission, if the V6 300's and chargers came with the same old retarded 4 speed trans, I say nobody would buy them, for God sake, the new 1.8 4 cyl cruze comes now with 6 speed auto trans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've always liked the 300 and am looking forward to seeing what the new one looks like.
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