News of the 300 update also brings sad tidings for fans, with confirmation of reports that the big-power SRT model would be dropped from the line-up in 2015.
We may continue to see SRT models in Australia however, with Chrysler brand boss Al Gardner telling industry paper Automotive News today that some right-hand-drive markets will hang onto the performance badge’s tricks.
For now, Chrysler Australia is keeping quiet on what we’ll find when the updated range arrives down-under.
Away from the performance end of things, the 300 range boasts a bold new Bentley-like nose that extends out beyond the headlights, finished again with a silver mesh and frame.
The front bumper is also updated, again with a greater use of silver highlights.
Changes at the rear include new LED-enriched tail lamps, along with broad new exhaust tips at each corner.
In the cabin there’s a new steering design and a lightly updated dash, but the big change can be found in the centre console, where the conventional gear shifter has been replaced by a premium-styled rotary dial.
In the US, the upgraded range also sees the 5.7 litre V8 mated to ZF’s eight-speed auto for the first time, replacing the five-speed auto option previously offered.
Local timing for the updated 300 range is still to be locked in, but a 2015 debut is confirmed.