As we enter 2023, it's painful to see the paltry selection in Chrysler's stable. Two vehicles: the aging 300 sedan and the Pacifica minivan. No other mainstream carmaker has so few models, but that will change by the year 2024 with the arrival of the all-electric Airflow. That car might just get the new interior that Chrysler debuted. The renderings you see here are just concepts, but they point to what the future of Chrysler interiors will hold. It's called the Chrysler Synthesis, and that sounds plenty futuristic to us.
What you see here is a dashboard that incorporates two gigantic 37.2-inch screens that take up most of the real estate. The main screen's right side sits slightly atop the one for the passenger. Of course, there's no steering wheel or gearshift, but the point is to showcase what the instrumentation and infotainment will look like. Materials also appear to be futuristic and environmentally conscious based on their appearance. The new interior will show up in concept form at CES 2023.
It appears that the Stellantis parent company will move away from the current Uconnect system found across Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brands. As good as that system is, the brands need to move in a fresh direction that will be competitive with newer designs. The new infotainment system, itself, will be called STLA Smart Cockpit, and will be an advanced system that includes a virtual assistant, configurable display modes, over-the-air updates, video conferencing (for Level 2 autonomous driving), and other functions that allow the driver to take his eyes off the road under certain conditions.
Although what you see here is by no means final, we expect to see a lot of elements show up in the CES debut, as well as in the production version of the Chrysler Airflow concept car. The brand will deliver an expansive EV lineup by the year 2028, and Stellantis says that the Chrysler brand will be at the forefront of the company's newest technological offerings, followed by Dodge, Jeep, and Ram.