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Next-gen Chrysler 300C interior - Click above to enlarge

During the Jeep Grand Cherokee press conference this morning, Chrysler vice chairman Jim Press gave the assembled journalists a sneak peak at the interior of the forthcoming Chrysler 300. While little more than a quick glimpse at of the instrument panel flashed up on the screen for a moment, we were able to grab this snapshot for you. We're sorry that the resolution is not as crisp as we'd like it to be, but until Auburn Hills slips us a high-res jpeg, we figure you'd still enjoy an advanced look.

What it shows is an all-new instrument panel of what looks to be a higher-end model (note the abundance of woodgrain trim and leather surfaces), with the centerpiece being a new widescreen navigation system housed in an oval-shaped enclosure flanked by curved air vents. As expected, there is a wood and chrome-ringed steering wheel, switchgear in the standard places (including dual-zone climate control), a gated console shifter, and what looks to be a very large center console.

The interior is markedly more conservative than what Chrysler teased with the 200C Concept from January's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but admittedly, that concept was designed to give a future glimpse of the 300's kid brother, the Sebring). The 200C employed such show car details as a chrome single-spoke steering wheel, a screen in place of the main gauge binnacle, and a sophisticated all-in-one climate/stereo/nav unit that flowed out of a center console.

Despite that, the 300 "spy shot" looks to be a major leap forward in terms of unified style and potentially materials.

No definitive word yet on a date when the rest of the car will be revealed, so for now, 300 fans, you'll have to be content with this.

Photo Copyright ©2009 Chris Paukert / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not ugly, but just kinda bland.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just hope they get rid of the 60s style door unlock pull up knobby things.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Don't ask me how I know."

      I'm guessing a hand mirror.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This interior is average at best. That in and of itself wouldn't be a problem if the 300 weren't competing with the Buick LaCrosse, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis, or base ES 350, all of which have more interesting interiors.
        • 5 Years Ago
        But none of them have nearly as attractive an exterior, the same character, or a HEMI.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It doesn't look nearly as good as the Taurus' new interior, and that comes out in a few months, this thing is still a ways away yet...
      • 5 Years Ago
      saw many
      • 5 Years Ago
      Style wise, it doesn't look ground-breaking, but we'll see how the production version looks and how well it's built (along with material quality).

      With more style, a similar quality interior, and a more fun chassis with the burble of a Hemi, it would be a Genesis with much more style and personality. We'll see. That's all there is to say.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Toyota dashboard?

      Looks very Asian to me. Not a very strong identity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I isee the brainwashed that the Democrats and their allies are dutifully hating on anything American again. Just like the dutiful lefty robots who have been tauught to loath any American and praise everthing else . You can't destroy a great country until you teach enough people to hate theit fellow citizens ens and the great achievements of America.

      Theuy have been taught ot hatIt Amercan doctors, drug companies, oil companies, utilitiy companies retailers and domestic auto companies. Anythng exempted? Leftwing ambulance chasers, and Chicago political mobsters, like gravestone registrar Obama, and politically protected grifters, Raines, Johnson, Gorelik, looters of Fannie, Freddie, and EF Hutton and generators of the current worldwide financial meltdown.


      Where are they, with their ill gotten millions ? Why on Obama's staff of course advising Geitner and the other tax cheats, helping their fellow grifters at AIG, with laws to protect bonuses, while handing them Trillions to grift some more.
        • 5 Years Ago
        OMFG..we are talking about the Chrysler 300s' interior you loon! Keep your twisted ReTHUG comments to yourself... what a tool...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Considering you Republican f-tards are all in favor of letting Chrysler disappear, your comment is the pinnacle of hypocrisy.

        Freedom this, freedom that, freedom my ass, pig breeder of whatever you are..
      • 5 Years Ago
      who lets them make these cars?
      • 5 Years Ago
      lol

      your comment's hilarious. such a disturbing mental picture....
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