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2013 Chrysler 300 Motown to Debut in Detroit

12/29/2012
Historically, Detroit has served as the nation's auto industry hub, earning it the nickname "Motor City." But the Motor City has also played a significant role in the music industry. With the introduction of the 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown special edition, the automaker salutes Detroit history and heritage in a thoroughly modern vehicle.

In 1959, Detroit native Berry Gordy Jr. founded a record company with an $800 loan from his family and within a few years the label, Motown (Motor Town) Records, was releasing chart-topping singles and hit records.

Although Motown Records moved to Los Angeles in 1972, Chrysler commemorates the company's beginnings in Detroit with a new special edition of the 300 sedan after the music industry icon. The new 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown includes additional chrome exterior trim, unique grille with sculpted horizontal blades, special badges, touring-tuned suspension, and polished 20-inch aluminum wheels in a "heritage" design. Paint color choices include Bright White, Gloss Black, Deep Cherry Red, and a new Jazz Blue.

Inside, the Chrysler 300 Motown special edition model's interior is black except for the Pearl White Nappa premium leather seats with perforated inserts and black piping. Piano Black trim is used extensively in the 300 Motown's cabin, as well as Black Olive Ash wood trim and Satin Silver accents.

Also standard is a Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system, including an SD card reader pre-loaded with 100 songs by original Motown recording artists--such as The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Isley Brothers, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Temptations, The Commodores, Lionel Ritchie, and yes, even Rick James. A Beats Audio premium sound system is available, according to Chrysler.

The new 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown goes on sale nationwide in the spring of 2013, equipped with a 292-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The price is $33,990, including the $995 destination charge.

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