DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler will shake up trim levels this fall on three of its vehicles — the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Jeep Cherokee — to freshen the look of its lowest-end versions of those cars.
The trim-level changes are detailed in ordering documents distributed to U.S. dealers earlier this month and obtained by Automotive News.
A spokesman for FCA declined to comment on the changes for the coming model year. However, U.S. sales of all three vehicles are down sharply. The changes are also taking place as FCA makes tweaks to its lineup, such as introducing new features and paint colors, to keep consumers interested in what is the oldest product lineup of any major automaker, according to Morgan Stanley.
For 2018, the Chrysler 300 will go from four trim levels to five, and will mix up the order.
In the current model year, the base-model Chrysler 300 is a Limited trim level, with the S and C trims above that geared toward either a sportier or more luxurious experience, respectively, and topped by the C Platinum trim.
For the 2018 model year, the base model — complete with cloth seats — will be the Touring trim, followed by the Touring L, S, Limited and C. The new trim walk more closely aligns with the Chrysler brand's only other vehicle, the Pacifica minivan.