Gauging the Future: GM Dash Designs Sans Smelly Plastic

It'll take GM more than a few rounds of Buick Entourage or '08 Saturn VUE to purge memory banks of the landfill-grade interior plastic that surrounded the cabin of a 1980 Citation. The company's best hope is to improve matters quickly, so younger buyers will forget more-recent interior debacles before the decade's out. Judging from a set of leaked images, it appears the General's studios are doing some classy work. Some of the images depict new, multimedia dash binnacles for the company's luxury entries; others predict console creations for crossovers. And we'll bet anything they won't smell like a dog bed after five years in the sun. [via Autoblog]