While Chrysler is today struggling to rebuild its reputation for dramatic – and occasionally outrageous – design, nothing in its line-up today better recalls its former glory days than the 300 sedan. Its retro, slightly menacing styling made the big 4-door an instant success.
Delayed due to the maker’s bankruptcy and change in ownership, the next-generation Chrysler 300 won’t be ready for market until 2012. But as the maker sets out to demonstrate that it really does have a future it has decided to release a few teaser shots hinting at what the new flagship sedan will look like.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for full exterior images, these first pics hinting at a striking remake that is almost European in flair, the LED-accented headlamps, for example, suggesting nothing less than the latest version of the new Audi A8, though another shot shows a strong, near-vertical chromed grille that indicates designers have maintained, albeit refined, the very American, in-your-face boldness that worked so well for the last 300.