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WPC Package for 300 Coming

Sources have now confirmed that there will be a Walter P. Chrysler Anniversary Package for the flagship Chrysler 300/300C.

2015 marks 90 years since turnaround artist Walter P. Chrysler created an empty shell of a company to buy the full assets of Maxwell Motors, which had already started making Chrysler branded cars in 1924. In the ensuing years, the Maxwell car would be renamed the Chrysler Four for a single year before being rebranded as the Plymouth.

The contents of the package are still unknown, but past Walter P. Chrysler packages (including the one pictured) have generally included extra badging and “free options.” It is not due for production until fall, but ordering should be open in July or so.
Maxwell Motors, the company which made the first Chryslers, was founded in 1904, so that Chrysler could be said to be 111 years old now. Maxwell was the lead company of the United States Motor Company, founded in 1910 to compete against the fledgling General Motors, along with Dayton (1905), Stoddard (1904), Sampson (1904 but based on Moyea, founded in 1902), Columbia (which acquired Pope Motor Carriage, founded in 1899, and also went back to the Riker Electric Motor Company, founded in 1884), and Brush (1906).

United States Motor lasted for three years before changing its name to Standard Motor, a change which lasted less than a year, when it was taken over and named to Maxwell Motor Company, after its most (or only) successful brand. Along the way, it absorbed Flanders Motor.

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Chrysler 300 Interior Bowls Over Competition

Is it any wonder American consumers ignore large cars and instead shop the abundant crop of functional, sometimes sporty CUVs?

WardsAuto’s Large Car segment is a lonely place, with only four entries, and sales through March are down 14% while the car market overall is flat, according to WardsAuto data.

Two years ago, the newest entry was the Chevrolet Impala, which is very sharp, but it didn’t win a Ward’s 10 Best Interiors trophy because the interior is less compelling than the beautifully sculpted sheet metal.

The same cannot be said of the refreshed Chrysler 300, which carries over many of the styling cues, inside and out, that have made it a perennial contender, while integrating a number of meaningful improvements.

The Chrysler 300 makes big sedans relevant once again and even tips its hat, by way of a nearly identical color scheme, to a high-end interior that dazzled us last year: the $122,895 Mercedes S-Class sedan.

The 300C Platinum rolled into our garage with a more palatable $51,175 price tag and, like the S-Class, parlays gorgeous satin metallic trim, quilted leather, excellent fit-and-finish and a first-rate human-machine interface that is easy to learn and simple to use.

With its latest Uconnect system, Fiat Chrysler makes what appears to be simple work of the HMI, which can be daunting because automakers need to incorporate so many functions within the central display screen to eliminate buttons from the instrument panel and center console.

But the 300 is much more than cool electronics. From the white-faced analog clock to the heated rear seats, the cabin is roomy, welcoming and luxurious.

“In a world overpopulated with giant SUVs, the Chrysler 300C Platinum reminds us how glorious big sedans can be,” writes WardsAuto editor Drew Winter.

“The ’15 model takes the award-winning interior of the previous version up another notch with even more features, comfort and sumptuous materials. It also has wonderfully practical details, such as stout grab handles and a truly sturdy sunglass holder,” Winter says.

For what it’s worth, Fiat Chrysler kinda owns the big-car segment. The 300’s platform mate, the refreshed Dodge Charger, is the only entry in the sector posting gains through the first three months, up 5% to 26,218 units, according to WardsAuto data.

The Charger is duking it out with the Impala for the No.1 sales slot, while deliveries of the 300 are flat. The Ford Taurus, overdue for redesign, brings up the rear; its sales are down 27.6% for the quarter.

Yes, the Charger also was in the competition this year, but we opted instead for the 300’s soothing, upscale persona.

“I could live in this car,” says one judge. And live well.

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Presenting the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition

Chrysler has partnered with award-winning designer and Detroit native John Varvatos to create a new Chrysler 300 with strong design cues, high-end finishes and emboldened performance. It’s the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition. We can’t wait for you to see it.

From the outside in, it reflects the renowned designer’s hard-edged style with muted metallic details, hand-stitched accents and textured metals. And beneath it all is the exceptionally engineered Chrysler 300 — the brand’s flagship sedan.

The hardcore style of John Varvatos meets Chrysler pedigree to give this Chrysler 300C an edge that can only come from Detroit. Find out more about the world of John Varvatos at johnvarvatos.com

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