>> Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thankfully we decided to take another peak at the documents because we found two profile views we'd missed previously. The first is of the 2010 Chrysler 300C, of which we've already seen the front 3/4 and the interior; the second is of the 2010 Dodge Charger, which we have not seen yet. We've put together a couple of comparison images for you to see the differences in both models, but we'll explain for those that think they're the same.
The 2010 Chrysler 300C remains fairly similar to the current '09 model, but has a much more pronounced forward rake to the entire vehicle stance. The front end has a much more fluid design with headlights that wrap around the front corners. The top surface of the headlights visually meets the character line on the shoulder of the car and runs towards the rear corners. The biggest and most noticeable change is the rear profile. The rear bumper is now executed without a protrusion and it appears similar to the 2010 Ford Taurus in its forward sweep.
The second in the mix is the 2010 Dodge Charger and it receives a much larger design refresh in its profile design. The most noticeable change is the lack of the rear quarter panel kick-up that previously ran along the car's shoulder line. This kick-up is now much more gradual and appears to start from the front doors and softly runs rearward executing into the deck lid surface. This change has also adjusted the form of the day light opening and it now features a much more generic form. Unlike the 2010 300C, the 2010 Charger's rear appears to have lost its forward sweep and now appears to be more upright likely increasing usable trunk space as a result. The tail lamps no longer wrap around the rear corners. The front design appears to be similar to the current model with the exception of a much smoother bumper surface that no longer protrudes from the front surface. It's likely that the 2010 Charger will receive an all-new front end design, it's hard to tell any details due to the low resolution/size of the image.
We'll keep you up to date when we receive more information regarding Chrysler's 2010 model range, until then keep on wishing, hoping and crossing your fingers that they'll make it until then.