Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is heading into this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ready to set the North American world on fire. FCA released some details about what they have in store for the public for the show that starts up Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada. This biggest news is the addition of a new concept vehicle, more than likely for the Chrysler brand.
While FCA has yet to call it a “Chrysler” concept, the Airflow Vision harkens the famous Chrysler nameplate on a concept that is more of a closer to production variant of the popular 2017 Chrysler Portal Concept.
According to FCA, the Airflow Vision is a sculptural design concept that envisions the next generation of premium transportation and user experience (UX) by considering how the driver and passengers could interact with advanced technologies. It is created for customers with an on-the-go lifestyle and a desire for a first-class travel experience while balancing their technology needs within a serene environment.
Inside, UX plays a prominent role and is designed to be a captivating experience using multi-layered, high-contrast graphics and thoughtful details that provide a clean, sophisticated appearance. Built on the principles of depth, hierarchy, consistency, and legibility, the user will be able to see and experience the interface in a way that is safe, easy to use and understand.
Using a menu-based format, screens can be personalized, simplified and grouped to individual needs and interests. Offering multiple display screens, the user can access the needed information and determine how it’s displayed. Information on the screens can be shared with all passengers by swiping, allowing each passenger to participate in the experience. Customization and personalization are key, whether driving or acting as a co-pilot.
A simple, modern and spacious interior, accented by a light, calming color palette, offers passengers a home away from home environment and a first-class travel experience. Using the dimensions and flat-load floor of the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, the interior creates a spacious environment for all occupants. Premium suede and leather materials are abundant, offering luxurious touchpoints to its occupants. Seating uses a unique slim structure that rests on a pedestal base, enhancing comfort and roominess and allowing for maximum legroom, shoulder space and personal storage for each passenger. Functional and ambient lighting enables the driver and passengers to create a personalized inner sanctum.
Outside, the Airflow Vision captures a new proportion with an elegant and clean design statement and hints at the future of premium design. It features an athletic profile, long wheelbase, sleek lines and wide stance that creates a dramatic persona and aggressive, yet elegant silhouette. Simplified to its purest artistic expression, the Airflow Vision reimagines a muscular body that flows into and becomes one with the wheels. The wheels are inspired by mechanical elements of an electric motor and give the sense of motion similar to the internal mechanisms of a watch.
Crystalized textures throughout the vehicle add a sense of precision and intricate transition from exterior to interior. LED crystal lighting flows seamlessly into a cross-car blade that conveys a commanding presence. The Airflow Vision’s dramatic expression is completed by an Arctic White body color that conveys a sense of calm and serenity and is supported with a Celestial Blue underbody.
We can’t wait to see this vehicle in person. Like we said, this might be a closer look into what the Chrysler brand has in store for its future. Insiders, have been hinting that a smaller “van-like” vehicle would be joining the Pacifica and Voyager minivans at the Windsor Assembly Plant in the near future.
So what do you think of the new Airflow Vision Concept? What would you like to see in a future Chrysler hybrid vehicle? Let us know in the comments below.
2020 Chrysler Airflow Vision Concept Image Gallery: