Chrysler with the quickness: Dealers can start ordering 2012 models in May

2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Chrysler 300

In the market for a new 2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicle? You might want to hold off just a little bit. According to a new report, as soon as Chrysler Group dealers stock up on 2011 model year vehicles, they’ll have to start getting ready to order 2012 models.

The 2011 model year Chrysler Group lineup was an aggressive effort to revamp its lineup after its 2009 bankruptcy. The company rushed on introducing 16 new or upgraded models for 2011 after an impressive 18-month engineering push.¬†Apparently, most of the 2011 model year models didn’t arrive at dealerships until the first quarter, almost half a year later than normal. Chrysler spokesman Ralph Kisiel said that dealers can start ordering 2012 models in late May or early June.

“We will be back to a traditional model-year launch with our 2012s. Most of our 2012s go into production during the month of July,” Kisiel said.

Following its huge 2011 push, Chrysler plans few major changes for the 2012 model year.

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