The Chrysler brand is under a revitalization period as the industry continues to move forward with its plans for electrification. With only three vehicles (two being minivans) in its current lineup, the iconic American brand is looking to expand its offering over the next half-dozen years into a lineup of class-leading vehicles that embraces the electronic propulsion movement and take on the electrification efforts of brands like Tesla, head-on.
Under the watchful eye of its new CEO, Chris Feuell, Chrysler has plans to build at least four vehicles from the upcoming electrified STLA Large architecture. The first vehicle to make production was shown in concept form at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in January.
“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 Feuell at CES. “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.”
The Airflow Concept integrates leading-edge drive-system technology with intuitive AI and connected vehicle technology that delivers 350- to 400-mile range and fast-charging functionality. Embodying Chrysler’s new contemporary, technology-forward design, featuring an elegantly dynamic profile, with sleek overhangs and provides a good look at the brand’s design language for the next decade of vehicles.
Inside, there is a modern and spacious interior, accented by light from a panoramic roof and a calming color palette, which evokes an open, airy lounge area that delivers a comfortable space away from home and work. Airflow’s seamlessly connected STLA SmartCockpit, powered by STLA Brain, enables an extension of digital, work, and home environments, all in sync to create a personalized experience for every passenger, with screens that can be simplified and grouped to individual needs and interests.
The Airflow Concept will also showcase Stellantis’ all-new STLA AutoDrive technology to deliver Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities, which can be upgradable via over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Many in the automotive media were shocked at just how production-ready the Airflow Concept looked once it was unveiled at CES. But we are happy to report, we will be seeing a more production-ready version of the Airflow this next month at New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).
Our sources within the Stellantis organization, have confirmed the NYIAS show appearance of another Airflow model. This time, the Airflow Concept to be shown at NYIAS will pull some design elements from the popular limited edition Alloy Edition models, that the brand launched during the 2017 model year. You can expect a new Black exterior paint scheme, highlighted by Dark Bronze-colored accents.
We also were told to expect the dark-colored theme to carry over throughout the interior as well. To give the Airflow a more sporty look. The interior should feature a few items that are “closer-to-production” specifications as well. Items like the steering wheel and rear seating areas are expected to be altered from what we have seen on the earlier model. The dual rear-bucket seats with a center console, are expected to be upgraded to a bench seat allowing for 5-passengers.
Chrysler is scheduled to hold a 20-minute press conference at the NYIAS show media days from 11:45 am to 12:05 pm EST on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022. It should be interesting to see the new changes as Chrysler aims to bring the concept to production for the 2025 model year.
Stay tuned as MoparInsiders.com will continue to cover any new information on the Chrysler Airflow as it becomes available leading up to the NYIAS event.