Could’ve seen it coming: Marchionne says hybrid Chrysler 300 on the way

2011 Chrysler 300

At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne gave out a lot of details on the company’s future lineup. He told us of a Nitro/Liberty replacement, plans to drop either the Town & Country or the Grand Caravan, resurrection of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and that the Maserati SUV will be powered by a Ferrari engine.

Somewhere in the middle, Marchionne also mentioned that it will offer a gasoline-electric hybrid version of the Chrysler 300 in 2013.

“We will offer a hybrid variant of the 300 equipped with an eight-speed automatic in 2013,” Marchionne said.

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Refresher: The 2011 Chrysler 300 is offered in rear and all-wheel-drive configurations with the base model carrying the new Pentastar V6 making 292-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 2011 300C will be powered by the same 5.7L V8 HEMI with Fuel Saver Technology producing 360-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Prices start at $27,995.

2011 Chrysler 300:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News