Chrysler will launch its first EV in 2025 and will go full-EV by 2028.
The storied brand will Stellantis’ North American EV efforts.
The Airflow will offer between 350 and 400 miles of range.
It will have taken the formation of Stellantis last year, a number of months, lots of digging, and figuring things out in order to give Chrysler a new purpose. The storied brand had been reduced to a mere shadow of its former glorious self but that will change in only a few short years. Chrysler will soon embrace electrification and the Airflow Concept is a gorgeous beacon of light and hope.
“The Chrysler Airflow Concept represents the start of the brand’s journey toward a fully electrified future. It is the result of a thoughtful synthesis of the full arsenal of Stellantis’ connected vehicle technology – inside and out,” said Ralph Gilles, Chief Design Officer – Stellantis. “The design features a decisively elegant aerodynamic exterior and a modern, sophisticated interior that takes the customer on a new level of digital delight.”
The Airflow’s design is beautiful and simple at once. Its profile is that of a large hatchback or crossover much like the Ioniq 5. Unlike the latter, the Airflow is chiselled and more refined. It is streamlined and athletic at once what a solidly-anchored-to-the-road stance. Up front, the Airflow sports the Chrysler Wing logo which is tied into the cross-car grille/light blade illuminated with crystal LED lighting. At the opposite end, a full width LED taillight highlights the car’s considerable width.
The large cabin, like the exterior, is swathed in soothing colours to help passengers relax. Comfort and well-being abound onboard thanks to soft leather-wrapped seats and lounge-like accoutrements. Luxury finds its way everywhere with crystalized textures throughout not to mention plenty of technology.
Each passenger is faced with at least one screen. Via this display, information can be personalized with apps based on interests. Each seat features a built-in camera making virtual meetings something that can easily be done on the go. Included in the Airflow is the STLA Brain and STLA SmartCockpit. This user experience is agile, intuitive and always fresh thanks to over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Powering the Chrysler Airflow Concept is a pair of 150 kW (201 horsepower) electric drive motors. Battery pack details are not shared however Chrysler notes that a range between 350 and 400 miles on a single charge is expected. Interestingly, the Airflow’s platform is designed to accommodate larger electric drive motors offering, as they say, “the potential for future high-performance applications.”
The Chrysler Airflow Concept is also is equipped with STLA AutoDrive. This system will enable Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities. It will be possible to revise the technology thanks to OTA updates.
“The Chrysler Airflow Concept represents the future direction of the Chrysler brand, providing a peek at the dynamic design, advanced technologies and seamless connectivity that will characterize the full-electric portfolio we plan to reach by 2028,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “Chrysler is an iconic American automotive brand, with a heritage in creating new advanced technologies and product segments. Our brand will serve at the forefront as Stellantis transforms to deliver clean mobility and connected customer experiences.”