To be completely fair, we weren't expecting the Fiat Group's tie up with Chrysler to produce immediate results in such a short period of time, but we doubt that this is of any concern to consumers that want to see new products rolling into in the Detroit automaker's showrooms.
We're still waiting to see if the rumors about a Lancia Delta-badged / based Chrysler turn out to be true, but for the time being, Chrysler's Detroit Show offerings will include the new 2010MY 300 S6 with a 250HP 3.5-liter V6 and the S8 with a 360HP HEMI V8.
Both models benefit from a series of exterior and interior improvements as well as equipment upgrades.
The 300 S6 and S8 are distinguished on the outside by their blacked-out grilles with chromed surround, body-color fascia accents, darkened headlamp bezels, chromed door handles, "shaved" doors with body-color mirrors and large 20-inch polished face wheels with painted pockets.
Interior highlights include a unique leather steering wheel with carbon weave accented, red stitching and brushed silver spokes, seats upholstered in a combination of dark gray leather and suede brushed aluminum accents on the instrument panel center stack, center console side trim and upper-door trim. The carbon-weave door-pull handles with red accent stitching round off the interior upgrades.
The 300 S6 and S8 models also feature a 13-speaker Kicker audio system with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, Uconnect Phone, iPod Control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
The new Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 will go on sale at Chrysler dealerships in the spring of 2010.