Currently, Chrysler has only two models in its range: the veteran 300 sedan (2011) and the Pacifica minivan (2016). However, it was recently confirmed that thanks to the technology of the Stellantis group, the North American firm will be completely electrified in the coming years, abandoning internal combustion engines as of 2028.
At the time, the brand announced that between 2025 and 2028 it will launch three SUVs and a minivan, all of them electric; However, he did not give details about a hypothetical replacement for the 300, so most of the media assume that the sedan would not have continuity. However, a report published earlier this month by Drive seems to deny these rumors.
According to a series of information from an insider source, Chrysler has already begun work on a new electric sedan, which will share the development with the heir to the Dodge Charger. While the 300 won’t make an appearance until 2026, the Charger will be revealed in 2024, a couple of years before its sibling.
Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell hinted during an interview that the 300’s replacement would be “redefined” compared to the current generation, deviating from other proposals already on the market.
Stellantis will use the STLA Large platform in its large sedans
Both Chrysler and Dodge will use Stellantis’ STLA Large modular platform, an architecture designed for vehicles in the D (midsize), E (executive), and F (representation) segments with lengths between 4.70 and 5.5 meters. This base will also come to Alfa Romeo, Jeep, and Maserati.
The STLA Large platform will be able to house batteries with a capacity between 101 and 118 kWh, with a maximum autonomy of 800 km under the European WLTP approval cycle. In addition, it will have an 800-volt electrical system, so it should offer very competitive charging times.
You can mount two types of electric drive modules: one with 170-245 hp (125-180 kW) and another with 204-449 hp (150-330 kW). Therefore, it would not be surprising that the Hellcat version of the Charger uses two 449 hp (330 kW) engines, reaching a combined power of 897 hp (660 kW) that will allow it to complete the 0 to 60 miles per hour (0- 96.6 km/h) in just 2 seconds.