What is it?
Chrysler’s Sopranos-on-wheels take on the executive car market has just been given a mild facelift after nearly 3 years on UK roads.
When we say mild, we really mean it: there are no changes to the front of the car, and only subtle tweaks to the boot lid and rear light clusters. Not that the visuals needed much top and tailing, for it’s mainly due to them that the 300C has found 6,000 homes in this country since it launch.
Inside, there’s a more European feel, with black leather and dark plastics in the place of the previous typically light American interior. There’s also the new SRT Design model tested here, which takes the blinged up features of the SRT-8 performance version, and applies them to the real-world charms of the 3.0-litre V6 CRD.
What’s it like?
Much like a 300C actually, as you’d expect. Only the most committed of Chrysler devotees will be able to spot the aesthetic changes on the move.
Inside, however, there’s a tangible improvement, with better wood or faux carbon fibre (on this SRT Design) trim on the centre console and softer touch materials. It’s a matter of personal choice, but we imagine few will mourn the loss of pale grey plastic.