Next-Gen Chrysler 300 to switch to front-wheel drive?

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne recently hinted that the 300’s replacement could share the same front-wheel drive platform as the new Pacifica minivan.

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The Chrysler 300 has been one of the shining lights in the Chrysler lineup for years, but Chrysler may be working on a successor that will be dramatically different than today’s rear-wheel drive sedan. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne recently hinted that the 300’s replacement could share the same front-wheel drive platform as the new Pacifica minivan.

While speaking with reporters at Chrysler’s plant in Windsor, Ontario, Marchionne stated, “This plant and this architecture is capable of making the 300 successor, the front-wheel, all-wheel drive successor.” Marchionne also confirmed that production of the 200 sedan will end by the end of the year or early 2017.

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While nothing has been confirmed and even Marchionne was quick to follow up his statement, by simply stating that the plant is “capable” of producing the 300 successor. “It’s capable. It’s not a commitment.”

Source: Reuters