Lagging behind both Ford and General Motors when it comes to bringing hybrids to market, Chrysler will introduce an electrified version of its flagship 300 sedan for 2013.
The 2013 Chrysler 300 hybrid will get a new 8-speed automatic transmission and it’s believed the hybrid system will rely on the company’s new Pentastar V6 engine. Apart from the HEMI V8 not being a wise choice for a hybrid, the Pentastar V6 is currently used across the Chrysler family in numerous vehicles, giving the automaker the ability to offer hybrid versions of almost any model it sells.
Chrysler’s last hybrid models were slow sellers and eventually were canceled when the automaker filed for bankruptcy.
[Source: Automotive News via Motorward]