Let’s bid farewell to a departing icon as the last Chrysler 300C sedan has completed its production run in Brampton, Ontario. Following a two-year hiatus, the manufacturer announced a limited edition of 2200 units (2000 for the United States and 200 for Canada) for the robust 300C model. Stellantis, the parent company, reported that all units were sold out within 12 hours after last year’s unveiling.
Introduced in 2011, the current-generation 300 received a facelift in 2015, incorporating updated technology and an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, Chrysler seemed to have overlooked the model until the decision was made to discontinue it.
In contrast to the relatively mild 300, equipped with a 292-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine, the 300C packs a punch with its 485-hp 6.4-liter V-8. The formidable Mopar V-8 propelled our test car to 60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds back in July.
This doesn’t quite signal the absolute end of the 300; that moment is expected in approximately three weeks. Stellantis has stated that production of the 2023 300 will cease no later than December 31.
Although electric (and potentially gas-powered) successors have been confirmed for the 300’s Dodge counterparts, no such assurance has been provided for the 300. Consequently, when production concludes at the end of the month, it will mark the end of an era for this American icon.