Chrysler 300 Diesel might be produced for the U.S. image

The North American based automaker Chrysler is planning to produce a diesel version of the 300, for the local auto market, which might make its way into dealerships sooner than expected.

The Chrysler 300 is one of the most popular cars in its segment in the United States and now the model is getting ready to become even more popular by adapting to the times in which we are living by preparing yet a new version of the vehicle. Rumors are saying that Chrysler is currently considering developing a diesel version of the 300 and the model might arrive in dealership sooner than expected.

According to the guys at Wards Auto, Saad Chehab, the Chrysler President and CEO, is currently investigating the possibility of using a diesel engine in the 300. The unit might be the 3.0 liter V6 engine, found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This option will set you back for an extra 4,500 USD, over the base price of the car. Chehab also said that this unit might make its way onto the next-gen Chrysler 200 too. The Chrysler 300 is sold across the Old Continent, as the Lancia Thema, with a diesel of its own.

Source: Wards Auto