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Chrysler Nassau concept car

Chrysler says its Nassau concept, which is a luxury coupe with hatchback styling, hints at its future design direction.

This exciting concept shows what one can expect of the next generation 300C, which is only due in 2010.

Chrysler describes the Nassau as a "four-door, four-passenger luxury coupe". However, it looks more like a big hatchback. The concept shares its underpinnings with the 300C but it appears more visually compact.

The Nassau concept's front and rear side glass retracts fully, revealing the absence of an above-the-belt B-pillar. The crisp but fluid A-line that closes slightly against the rising belt is also of particular note.

Fronting the long bonnet is a new interpretation of the egg-crate Chrysler grille, rendered in chrome and satin aluminum.

Stepping into the Chrysler Nassau, one enters a new world of luxury specially designed to a younger, aspiring audience.

According to Chrysler the interior was inspired by the design of contemporary cell phones, computers, iPods and MP3 players.

The instrument panel is a showcase for new technologies in data display, personal control interface, and home theatre-inspired entertainment. Gear selection is accomplished via a pod control mounted on the instrument panel while the steering wheel incorporates auxiliary paddle shifters.

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