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We Went To Stellantis Cars + Coffee This Past Weekend

The Stellantis (FCA US) Product Design Officer (PDO) team hosted its first cars and coffee event of 2024, this past weekend. Car enthusiasts from all walks of life, regardless of their favorite brand, descended upon the former site of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum for a morning filled with automotive splendor. The turnout was nothing short of impressive, with a few hundred Mopar and non-Mopar vehicles filing the lot at the former museum to be part of the action. So much so, that some visitors had to utilize overfill lots across the street to accommodate the influx of cars. These events, which … (read full article...)


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Little, if anything of the Halcyon will make it to production, it’s significance is to telegraph to the world that the Chrysler brand is not totally lost and some talent exists and this concept at least conveys hope. Sure the Airflow was more production ready, but it communicated not hope, but a glaring demonstration that Chrysler was lost in the woods, relying on cookie cutter styling themes from the boredom of the cookie cutter universe and the Airflow was not and could not be the styling theme to lead Chrysler into the future. Indeed, the Halcyon has even less thematic definition and distinction, but it does step out of the cookie cutter box. Let’s lock these guys in a room filled with old Chrysler classics for a week.
Chrysler, though touting classic Chrysler inspiration and respect, so far, has done a miserable job of capturing either. Glad to see a change in leadership at Chrysler, smart move. Truth be told, the design theme for Chrysler, so far, has escaped definition or heritage, a key to any brand, as it seems to be just lost in a design studio that lacks inspiration and understanding of what Chrysler was, should be and can be going forward. Lock them up with those Chrysler of legacy quality.
Seems the brand needs a dose of inspiration, imagination and some good old “Chrysler” to relaunch the brand. So much to inspire, so important the task.
 

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Little, if anything of the Halcyon will make it to production, it’s significance is to telegraph to the world that the Chrysler brand is not totally lost and some talent exists and this concept at least conveys hope. Sure the Airflow was more production ready, but it communicated not hope, but a glaring demonstration that Chrysler was lost in the woods, relying on cookie cutter styling themes from the boredom of the cookie cutter universe and the Airflow was not and could not be the styling theme to lead Chrysler into the future. Indeed, the Halcyon has even less thematic definition and distinction, but it does step out of the cookie cutter box. Let’s lock these guys in a room filled with old Chrysler classics for a week.
Chrysler, though touting classic Chrysler inspiration and respect, so far, has done a miserable job of capturing either. Glad to see a change in leadership at Chrysler, smart move. Truth be told, the design theme for Chrysler, so far, has escaped definition or heritage, a key to any brand, as it seems to be just lost in a design studio that lacks inspiration and understanding of what Chrysler was, should be and can be going forward. Lock them up with those Chrysler of legacy quality.
Seems the brand needs a dose of inspiration, imagination and some good old “Chrysler” to relaunch the brand. So much to inspire, so important the task.
Agreed! first their is no reason a EV cant have a Grille! the grille does not have to let air in on EV's we know that but could still be the face! the front of a car sells it! more than any other aspect! period if the front is boring cookie cutter etc. you yawn-like the -2014-Chrysler 200 / Dodge dart body design-YAWNNNNNNNN! and yes the Hornet-yawnnnnnnnn again! is management drawing the designs now! this Halcyon while wild looking should of had a bold front nose that says I'm a Imperial! something Bold!!!!!!!!! not the cartoon Jetsons front end styling and all that bubble glass. look at the BMW front ends on their EV sedans! it says BOLDLY I'M A BMW! they at least gave you something that looks like a grille! and is BOLD! all the other jelly beans EVs are smiling at you with those smiling face front ends just like the concept EV Airflow's front end! YUCK! someone had the sense to say NADA! Nope! go back to the design offices! Ralph Gilles once said Upper management likes to Micromanage design sometimes -( Dodge-caliber) forced on the Design team! by Benz management! lets hope the Leaders Of Chrysler Let it be what it should be Affordable Luxury! BOLD and Elegant at a Lower Cost to steal sales from Lincoln, Caddy, and ETC! and Keep it's own against Upscale Buick! SAD TIMES FOR ME Guess I will Hold On to My 300C Platinum for a while!!!!!!!
 

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So y'all theory is no cooling is need on an EV, not the batteries, not the brakes, not the motors...... ooooooooooooKKKKKKKKKKK well it doesn't need the same cooling but it does need cooling.
 

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A exclusive Carbon fiber supercar.... Yeah sure that is what Chrysler needs. :p
Hey now! Arguably the coolest project that almost made production. What could have been!🤣

But yeah. Right now they couldn’t even pretend to pay the bills for that. They can’t figure how to get cars off lots right now
 

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