Chrysler will launch the estate version of its award-winning 300C in the UK in April with prices starting from just £27,250.

The Chrysler 300C Touring has already sold over 3,100 units across Europe and will be available in the UK with 3.5-litre V6 and 5.7-litre HEMI petrol engines and a Mercedes-Benz 3.0-litre CRD diesel engine.

Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler Group UK, said: "The Chrysler 300C Touring shares the same specification and engines as the hugely successful 300C saloon that we launched at the end of 2005, but adds striking estate proportions to create what must be the best looking estate car on the road today.

"Today’s driver doesn’t want to have to compromise on having a cool looking car just because they have a family or business. The 300C Touring offers acres of cargo space without losing any of its looks and still manages to deliver with its on-road performance and great value for money."

The body of the Chrysler 300C Touring shares the same strong sculpted appearance and structure of the saloon from the distinctive front grille back to the A-pillars, but it has unique rear side panels, roof and rear tailgate.

With the rear seats occupied, the Chrysler 300C Touring’s load area holds 630 litres (22.2 cu. ft.) of cargo, compared with the saloon’s 504 litres (17.8 cu. ft.). With the rear seats folded down, 300C Touring’s cargo capacity is increased to 1,602 litres (56.6 cu. ft.). Within its competitive set, 300C Touring offers exceptional minimum and maximum cargo volume – more than the Audi A6 Avant and Saab 9-5 Estate.

The Touring has the same impressive levels of standard kit as the saloon, with the addition of a rear cargo organiser and cargo cover. Standard features on the Chrysler 300C include Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and an all-speed Traction Control System, front and rear side-curtain airbags, xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and a rear park assist system. Air conditioning and heated leather driver and front passenger seats also come as standard on all vehicles in the range. The 300C 5.7-litre V-8 Hemi comes with an extra £2925 of standard equipment (sunroof, California walnut trim, GPS sat-nav with 6-disc CD) compared to the other cars in the range.

The range starts with the 3.5-litre and 3.0-litre CRD both priced at £27,250 (just £1500 more than the saloon) and £34,245 for the 5.7-litre HEMI (£1250 more than the saloon).

In the UK, the Chrysler 300C is covered by Chrysler’s three-year, 60,000 mile warranty. The 300C is built in Graz, Austria.