While the extensive use of fake wood trim borders on overkill, the higher quality materials help to create an elegant environment that will hopefully make Chrysler’s past use of cheap plastics a distant memory.

During yesterday's unveiling of the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler released their first official interior image of the next generation Chrysler 300.

Like the Grand Cherokee, the new 300's interior will likely be a huge improvement over the model it replaces. The dash is dominated by a large touch-screen display which resides above a wide multi-tiered center console. While the extensive use of fake wood trim borders on overkill, the higher quality materials help to create an elegant environment that will hopefully make Chrysler's past use of cheap plastics a distant memory.

Although information on the 2011 Chrysler 300 is still limited, we already got our first glimpse of the car's new exterior styling when the company presented their viability plan to the U.S. Treasury. Unlike the interior, the exterior features an evolutionary design which only boasts minor changes such as tighter lines, a revised grille, and reshaped headlights.

Power will likely come from Chrysler's new 280 hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine as well as a revised 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with at least 360 hp. The new V6 promises to offer a 22 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the current 3.5-liter V6, this likely translates into a fuel economy rating of 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

 

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Chrysler Reveal First Interior Image of Next Generation 300