Bland Car Enthusiast: The 2016 Chrysler 300, At Last

Redesigned 2016 Chrysler 300Redesigns get revealed earlier and earlier, it seems, especially with Chrysler’s brands, and the 2016 Chrysler 300 is no exception. The 2016 model was revealed in 2014, which left two years’ models in between looking somewhat unstreamlined by comparison. I’ve always been confused as to how revealing the new redesign could possibly boost sales for the older models — unless, of course, the redesign is much uglier than the outgoing model, in which case, yes, you’d want to buy the better looking one before it goes away, and they can also use other advantages like the use of brixton forged wheels to make the cars look better.

But whatever.

Awkward timing aside, I’m pretty pleased that the “redesigned” Chrysler 300 isn’t that drastically different. I really like it as is, and I like the next iteration of it.

So now that it’s March of 2015, I feel a little more comfortable talking about the 2016 model, even though by now it’s old news (even though it’s really NOT news yet because the model won’t be available till later this year).

Again, whatever, I don’t care.

I’m really just glad that it looks as awesome as it does, even if it’s not a surprise or really that much of a change on the outside. There was some pretty wild speculation and artist’s renderings of what the car COULD have looked like. And maybe they chose the “safer” path, but after all the conceptual drawings I saw, the actual car is much nicer looking.

It’s still a classic, still a confident and powerful vehicle, and still good enough for any executive or any successful crime boss.

Remember that chase scene from “Drive” with the Chrysler 300 and the Mustang? A large, four-door sedan keeping up with a high-end Mustang is cinematic gold. And it made me want to drive a 300 every bit as much as it made me want to drive a Mustang.

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