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Chrysler previews interior for next-gen 300

 

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The image reveals a much more upmarket look for the interior of the 2011 Chrysler 300

The image reveals a much more upmarket look for the interior of the 2011 Chrysler 300

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Brand new versions of both the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee are coming in the next couple of years, kicking off a product renaissance at Chrysler that will include the launch of 24 new or updated models over the next 48 months. The company used this week’s New York Auto Show to present its redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as preview its next-generation 300 sedan.

While we’ve already seen a preview rendering of the 2011 model year 300 sedan and its interior, Chrysler has released a new preview rendering of the interior, revealing a much more upmarket look and a large, centrally mounted LCD screen.

The new 300 is claimed to be up to 19% more fuel-efficient than the current version and to set it apart from the competition the car is also promised to feature "unprecedented uconnect connectivity, and be available with a new fuel-efficient V6 in addition to a Hemi V8 with cylinder deactivation.” This new V6 is the company’s long-awaited Pentastar, which will also power the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Safety features will include ‘Rear Cross Path’ and ‘Blind Spot Monitoring’ systems to warn drivers of unseen vehicles, electronic stability control, an energy-absorbing steering column, a rear-sill reinforced body structure.

Chrysler’s short-term future will also see the introduction of new electric vehicles (EV). A fleet of 66 EVs will begin testing later this year and the first for public sale will be available next year, with additional models to come in 2013. In addition to all-electric vehicles, Chrysler will offer range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles that combine the drive components of an electric vehicle with an integrated, petrol auxiliary power unit and generator to power the electric drive when needed.
Via: KickingTires

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  1. Oh yeah, that's what I call a recovery / turnaround plan!
     
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  2. I like the GC, the 300 needs a bit of a different grille, but the engine options like the Phoenix engine will help
     
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  3. Wait, I thought the Durango was going onto this GC's platform, or is it now dead?
     
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  4. NND: I agree with you about the grille; it doesn't fit.

    One can only hope Chrysler is more adept and automotive engineering than graphic design. The gold star-bursts with lame embedded captions are particularly tacky. Then again, perhaps it simply illustrates (no pun intended) how they got in this whole in the first place.
     
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  5. This is supposed to be a turnaround vehicle? Seems to me to be a mid-cycle freshening of a dying breed of vehicles. Hint to the government...don't loan Chrysler any money till they show a serious attempt for cars that people really want
     
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  6. no way
    are those really the next generations
    or just a facelift?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. I believe the Body-on-Frame Durango has been replaced by the unibody Journey.

    I agree with the others that this is not a turn-around plan. This is a stall for more time to unload Chrysler on someone else plan.
     
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  8. Looks like chrysler doesnt know what direction to go without the phantom being re-designed(which they flat out copied from), it doesnt even look all that new, it just looks like a facelift, and gc will always hold its own thanks to its great off road capabilities
     
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  9. Looks like chrysler doesnt know what direction to go without the phantom being re-designed(which they flat out copied from), it doesnt even look all that new, it just looks like a facelift, and gc will always hold its own thanks to its great off road capabilities
     
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  10. Looks like chrysler doesnt know what direction to go without the phantom being re-designed(which they flat out copied from), it doesnt even look all that new, it just looks like a facelift, and gc will always hold its own thanks to its great off road capabilities
     
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  11. Manual or Death it is more then a face lift since it is getting the Phoenix engine and new transmissions and be more aerodynamic
     
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  12. intresting, looks to be pretty good but too little confirmed facts to really judge this car
     
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  13. interior looks spectacular.. too bad the large sedan market isnt very big outside of fleet vehicles. it would be nice to see the people who wanted big trucks before to switch to something more like this.. a big sedan thats nicely equipped and still has some grunt to it... unfortunately those who need trucks are still in trucks, and those who didnt need them are just going to crossovers.

    this car would have made a killing 10-15 years ago. now? not so much.
     
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  14. interior looks spectacular.. too bad the large sedan market isnt very big outside of fleet vehicles. it would be nice to see the people who wanted big trucks before to switch to something more like this.. a big sedan thats nicely equipped and still has some grunt to it... unfortunately those who need trucks are still in trucks, and those who didnt need them are just going to crossovers.

    this car would have made a killing 10-15 years ago. now? not so much.

    It could still do pretty well if the rumors of the V6 version getting around 30 mpg prove to be true.
     
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  15. Chrysler interiors often look nice in pictures, but when you get behind the wheel the attractive shapes and layouts are betrayed by cheap materials and lousy fit and finish. Withhold judgment till the car is in production.
     
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  16. Chrysler interiors often look nice in pictures, but when you get behind the wheel the attractive shapes and layouts are betrayed by cheap materials and lousy fit and finish. Withhold judgment till the car is in production.

    They are going to use the same materials they used with the Ram and Grand Cherokee, soft touch mateirals, leather and such.
     
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  17. dont like the new light and grill on the 300 :(
     
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  18. dont like the new light and grill on the 300 :(

    Technically since it has not debuted we do not know what it will look like, the Grand Cherokee is a lot better then the picture from the restructuring plan.
     
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  19. Chrysler interiors often look nice in pictures, but when you get behind the wheel the attractive shapes and layouts are betrayed by cheap materials and lousy fit and finish. Withhold judgment till the car is in production.

    bravo. couldn't agree more
     
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  20. YYEEEEEEEHAWWWWW!
    FINALLY Chrysler interiors looks as stunning as the exterior. I believe I can like the Fiat/Chrysler merging. American bad-ass exterior meets sleek Euro-interior.
    This is going to be totally awesome! :D keep it up, CF!
     
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  21. I think the revamp is well done. The distance from the windshield to the grille has the appearance of being longer, something that was badly needed. This was done by raking the windshield and making the arch on the front bulkhead turn down sooner The front treatment is much less heavy looking and makes for a great look. I hope the econmy turns around and they do well.
     
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