Chrysler 300 SRT Could Return to US in 2016


The Chrysler 300 SRT may not be available this year, but don’t count it out of the U.S. just yet.

New spy photos show Chrysler testing a brand new 300 SRT, though the purpose isn’t clear yet. The American automaker gave its sedan a makeover for the 2015 model year, introducing it to the world at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Shortly after, Chrysler confirmed that the Chrysler 300 SRT would not be sold in the U.S. for 2015, with reports indicating that the model would only be produced for markets outside North America.

Chrysler also folded the SRT brand back into Dodge, which means that moving forward the SRT badge only supposed to be on Dodge vehicles. There is a possibility that the current 300S will get the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine and drop the SRT name altogether, but these spy photos suggest that Chrysler is working on a 2016 300 SRT model.

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If the 300 SRT is planning a comeback to the U.S. market, don’t expect it until next year at the earliest. And considering the new 300 was facelifted for the 2015 model year, expect it to stay on the market until a redesign makes its debut for 2019.

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