Shape up to lo­cals

Chrysler has re­turned and is muscling in on the stal­warts

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

0-100km/h sprint time in 4.7 sec­onds. The mean-streets look is tamed a lit­tle, and there is more to like in the cabin, but it’s still an old-school mus­cle car. The SRT8 tag (it stands for Street, Road, Track) has lost none of its im­pact.

VALUE

The cheap­est of the new 300Cs comes in from $45,000 and even­tu­ally there will be five mod­els, topped by the SRT8 at nearly $65,000.

Chrysler Jeep Australia is keep­ing the ex­act num­ber a se­cret un­til cars land in April, but the bot­tom line is fairly firm. There is plenty to jus­tify the show­room sticker, from the belt­ing en­gine to gi­ant al­loys and a loaded cabin with leather trim, a big touch­screen dis­play and se­ri­ously good sound.

The SRT8 is po­si­tioned above the Com­modore SS-V and Fal­con XR6 Turbo, but be­low the se­ri­ously speedy ma­chines of HSV and FPV.

TECH­NOL­OGY

The ba­sics are fairly ba­sic in the chunky Chrysler, although the plat­form is taken from the su­per­seded Mercedes-benz E-class. The en­gine’s in the nose, there’s a five-speed auto

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