Hi Ken!!I think it's a very bad strategy for Chrysler to wait so long to release photos of the redesigned 300. We've seen the teasers and nobody is going to make a purchase decision based on that. The Motor Trend (in Baltimore) and D.C. Auto shows have come and gone and I am a bit disappointed that the 300 was absent. Nobody will even know it's been redesigned if they keep being so secretive about it. It would be a stupid move for the "big boss" to wait to reveal "real" photos until 90 days before they are available.
This would be awesome. In the age of the internet though, what are the chances you wont see at least 1 sneak peek? A car uncovered on a trailer, a spy shot through torn paper, someone from within the company snapping a cell phone camera pic... etc.CanadaCraig;920666Imagine seeing - for the first time [And in person said:the all-new Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger AND updated minvans AND re-designed Sebring and Avenger - AND the Fiat 500 - ALL on the same night? That would get people talking. Chrysler needs to 'knock the socks' off of consumers. Lay low now - but one day in the fall - all over North America - throw consumers completely off balance. Get THEM to brag about YOUR product. That's how you sell cars.
I think 'sneak peeks' and 'spy shots' etc., are GREAT - as long as they keep people guessing as to what the final product really looks like. [In its entirety] Maybe show a LITTLE more of the 300C - on the outside - but nothing about the interior. [Something like that] But as I see it - showing the car NOW would be like Chrysler mailing out glossy, full-coloured, fully detailed 2011 Chrysler 300C/Dodge Charger brochures with a little note attached saying, "Look and dream - but you can't have it for another 10 months or so". I think that would do more harm than good. [Especially given the fact that the 2010 300C will continue to be built well into August or maybe even September]This would be awesome. In the age of the internet though, what are the chances you wont see at least 1 sneak peek? A car uncovered on a trailer, a spy shot through torn paper, someone from within the company snapping a cell phone camera pic... etc.
I think it would be amazing if they did that. I would be at my local dealership lined up like it was Black Friday and they were selling a plasma TV for $100. I am sure other people would be, too. But the ability of a company to pull it off in this day without SOMETHING leaking is quite unlikely. I'm tentatively excited about what is coming for both Chrysler and Dodge though.
When do you think we will get a better look at the exterior redesign? I've seen the teasers, but they don't show enough. LOL. The teasers are kind of like looking at a girl with really nice breasts when she's wearing a sweater covering everything up. You know what I mean?
I really really hope they don't bring these cars to market with a 5-speed tranny. That's so last decade. lol. Seriously, I'd consider the SRT when it comes but the tranny could be a deal-breaker. Just can't wait another year for them to upgrade the gearbox.