Chrysler's 300 model has been very successful, so the company did not alter the design of the 2011 model too much. As Chrysler unveiled the new 300 at the 2011 Detroit auto show, a spokesman emphasized the quality engineered into the new vehicle.
Notably missing is the old-style grille, although Chrysler says it will be available as a MOPAR accessory. The new 300 features Chrysler's new Pentastar engine, a 3.6-liter V-6 with variable valve timing. The 300C variant gets the current 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi.
Chrysler emphasized upgraded quality for the 300, a problem in past models. Power steering comes through an electro-hydraulic system, maintaining the feel of traditional power steering but gaining some of the efficiency of an electric system.