The 115th edition of the Chicago Auto Show (CAS) opens to the public this weekend. As auto shows continue to shrink in size as more people look towards the internet for insight into their future vehicles, CAS continues to be one of the biggest shows on the U.S. stage.
For those lucky enough to attend the 2023 edition of the CAS show, we thought we would go through what Stellantis (FCA US) has planned for the event.
Alfa Romeo –
With unmistakable Italian design and entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market, the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale, the first premium C-segment UV from Alfa Romeo, will make its CAS debut. With more than 110 years of heritage and with the evolution of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with more than 30 miles of pure electric range and 285 horsepower. It will be available in Alfa Romeo dealers this spring.
When it comes to the Chrysler brand, it will be highlighting both its current portfolio and its future lineup at CAS. The Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept embodies Chrysler’s new contemporary, tech-forward design, showcasing sleek, sophisticated details. The all-electric Chrysler Airflow Concept integrates leading-edge drive-system technology with intuitive AI and connected-vehicle technology that delivers up to 400 miles range and fast-charging functionality.
Chrysler continues forward on the brand’s plan to launch its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in 2025 and its full battery-electric portfolio in 2028.
Chrysler will also showcase the 2023 Chrysler 300C, which is powered by the 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI® engine and commemorates the nearly 70-year legacy of the Chrysler 300, as well as the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Road Tripper, a special version of the ultimate family travel vehicle.
Dodge is coming into the CAS show, showcasing its future portfolio with the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet, the brand’s new C-segment UV. As the quickest, fastest, most powerful C-UV on the market, the Hornet GT will head into Dodge showrooms this spring with a starting price a tick under $30,000 (excluding destination and fees). A PHEV variant (the Hornet R/T PHEV) will arrive later in the spring.
Those attending the show will also get a chance to see the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept offers a glimpse at the brand’s electric future through a vehicle that drives like a Dodge, looks like a Dodge, and tries to sound like a Dodge. Painted in the beautiful hue of Stryker Red (from the Gen5 Viper), the car will be showcased with lightweight carbon-fiber wheels, drag radials, and its Direct Connection Stage 2 kit.
Dodge will also pay homage to Dodge Challenger and Chargers models, which in their current form are coming to an end in 2023. Two of the seven Last Call special-edition models will be on display, including the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost and the Dodge Charger King Daytona.
The 2023 Fiat 500X will also be there as well. As the FIAT brand’s only vehicle in the U.S. for 2023, it features a standard advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system and a full array of safety, comfort, and convenience features for an affordable price. The fun-to-drive small crossover features a 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine with engine stop-start (ESS) technology and best-in-class torque for improved performance and fuel economy, delivering 177 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of torque. A standard nine-speed automatic transmission and AWD system with a disconnecting rear axle contribute to it’s fuel efficiency of 30 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.
The Jeep® brand is bringing its electrified 4xe lineup to CAS, including the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, and the Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary Edition. The legendary Jeep brand’s off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into new 4×4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom.
All Jeep brand vehicles will offer an electrified variant by 2025.
Jeep will showcase both the new 2023 Wagoneer L Carbide and Grand Wagoneer Obsidian models, as well as the all-new Hurricane twin-turbo engine family, at this year’s show. Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, including the new long-wheelbase L models, return as premium extensions of the Jeep brand while continuing their legacy as the original premium SUVs.
In addition to the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept, a variety of Ram trucks will be on display at the show, including the 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel, which further fortifies Ram trucks as North America’s off-road and performance truck leader. Ram 2500 Rebel offers a unique and exceptional combination of off-road performance without sacrificing towing and payload capabilities. New 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel models went on sale in Q4 of 2022.
The Ram 1500 BEV production model will be available in 2024, pushing past the competition in range, towing, payload and charge time.
To help those who can’t travel to the 2023 Chicago Auto Show, Stellantis has built a virtual world and is providing an alternate approach to make it easy to see the newest and hottest vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram and Alfa Romeo. The virtual auto show, stellantisvirtual.com, will demonstrate the company’s newest technologies via highly detailed interactive product tours. Users can venture through a computer-generated, visually immersive experience with video explanations, right from their fingertips and in the comfort of their homes.
The 2023 Chicago Auto Show will be held February 11th – 20th at McCormick Place in Downtown Chicago. For more information, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.