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Dodge Challenger: Interior Styling

April 30th, 2008 at 9:20am

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Jeff Gale, the son of famous Chrysler design executive Tom Gale, explains how they took a big step forward on the interior design of the 2009 Dodge Challenger. Chrysler has been roundly criticized on the interior designs of its recent vehicles and on the Challenger it went out of its way to show that it’s improving its interiors. Jeff Gale points out the use of different materials on the interior, and how they used certain design elements to tie it all together.

2 Comments to “Dodge Challenger: Interior Styling”

  1. Tom Martin Says:

    John,
    You obviously love this car, and in many ways, I do as well. I’d love to trade in my Chysler 300M and get one.

    But then I go to the gas station and reality sets in.

    I predict the Challenger SRT will be hot for 12 months, but two years from now, we’ll be able to buy used ones for half-price (about $20K). In 3-5 years, you won’t be able to buy a new one with SRT performance. But in 10-15 years, the price will begin to rise and eventually the 2009-2011 SRT’s will command prices greater than today’s MSRP even with the price of gas at $20/gallon.

  2. jack heyer Says:

    your online blogasite is superior to the TV program as far as I can see. The video of Jeff Gale explaining inside thinking of the challenger interior is what I wish I could see on TV.
    I and others cannot enjoy having the camera focused on some journalist type just sitting there talking and stammering etc. You might yell “Cut!” when a guest uses more than 3 “ums” A gal you had on the show who I remember as Natalie Neff uttered these words (can you believe it:? where and what did she do with her school tuition?) here they are, “but um, you know, I think, actually the uh” and then she said something. Why and when was the word um adopted as communication, I wonder. Another thing you might ask of any guests who get into lightly reviewing Autos, is: Do you own a car? Do you drive? Being an english major is not a plus in any area so far as I have witnessed.
    Thankyou for what you do.