Fiat-Chrysler will alter the current trim hierarchy of the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 for the 2018 model year. Documents obtained by Automotive News show restructured trim levels for the 2018 Charger and 300 that add additional content at a lower price.
Specifically, the 2018 Dodge Charger will wave goodbye to the base SE trim and be consolidated with the step-up SXT trim. All-wheel drive Chargers will now be sold under a GT AWD trim level and feature cloth or leather seats.
For the 2018 Chrysler 300, trims grow from four to five options with the addition of a Touring base model variant. The Touring trim will feature cloth seats as a consolation prize. From the Touring trim, the hierarchy will range from Touring L, S, Limited and C in an effort to align the structure with the Pacifica minivan.
Additionally, the Jeep Cherokee will also be revised as well and come with a “significant price reduction,” according to FCA’s communication with dealerships. The base Sport trim will be eliminated and the Latitude trim will become the new starting trim—a Latitude Plus trim will join the range as well. The base price will reportedly come in at $24,395 before destination, a decrease of more than $1,000 over the 2017 model.