Chrysler CEO Chris Feuell revealed exciting plans for the brand’s future during her recent appearance at the Reuters’ Automotive USA Summit in Detroit. With a firm commitment to transition towards an all-electric lineup by 2028, Chrysler is gearing up to release an all-new concept vehicle in early 2025.
After teasing enthusiasts for two years with the Airflow Concept, Chrysler has decided to return to the drawing board to create a vehicle that will truly revolutionize the automotive industry. This forthcoming concept will serve as a preview of what is set to replace the Airflow, drawing inspiration from its design while pushing boundaries even further.
The new vehicle, built on the cutting-edge STLA Large architecture, is set to redefine the crossover segment with its innovative features and futuristic aesthetics. Although rooted in the Airflow’s legacy, this concept promises to boast a distinct identity that is bound to turn heads on the road.
One of the most notable aspects of this groundbreaking release is Chrysler’s commitment to advanced software integration. Feuell announced that the new vehicle will be the first in North America to incorporate Chrysler’s three pioneering software platforms: STLA Brain, STLA SmartCockpit, and STLA AutoDrive, enabling up to Level 3 automated driving capabilities. This technological leap will offer consumers a seamless and intelligent driving experience, setting a new standard for automotive innovation.
For reference, the Airflow Concept was powered by two 150 kW (201 horsepower) electric drive modules (EDMs), one in the front and one in the rear, resulting in a combined output of 402 horsepower. Chrysler stated that the Airflow Concept could achieve a maximum range of up to 400 miles on a single charge. We expect the new vehicle to better that.
While enthusiasts may need to exercise some patience, as the launch is scheduled for 2025, it’s clear that Chrysler is determined to make a significant impact on the automotive landscape. In the interim, the Chrysler Pacifica and its variants will continue to represent the brand’s for 18 months on its own, until the new vehicle launches.
Source: The Detroit News