Stellantis Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carlos Tavares will host a live webcast during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a press release announced yesterday. It marks the third time that automaker has stouted about its presence at the annual trade show in recent weeks.
The event should be an interesting one, as it will mark the first time that the new Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell will speak on behalf of the 96-year-old American brand to the public. It will be then that the future plan for the automaker will be officially unveiled to the public, something that should dismiss several of the rumors surrounding the end of the brand.
The brand will showcase the Chrysler Airflow, a new E-segment crossover showcasing an evolution of Chrysler’s design language. The Airflow sits on the STLA Large architecture, which will be shared with a number of vehicles including the next-generation Dodge Charger and Challenger. It is believed that the Airflow will make it into production and will be the first official commitment of the Chrysler brand to go fully electric (meaning plug-in electric “PHEV” or battery-electric “BEV”) by 2030.
We also believe that Chrysler will commit to its intentions of bringing a fully autonomous minivan to market by 2025. Something the automaker said in the past as it works with companies like Waymo. Our spy photographers caught an early prototype testing near the Chrysler Technical Center (CTC) in Auburn Hills, Michigan back in the summer of 2019 (shown above).
Chrysler won’t be the only brand showcased at the event either. We have stated that Stellantis plans on showcasing several electrified and technology-driven vehicles from both its American and European portfolios at the event. It will mark the first time on American soil that the French brands of Citroën and DS Automobiles will be displayed next to their Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) counterparts the Chrysler, FIAT, Jeep® brands.
The event will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5th @ 8 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. EST / 5 p.m. CET. We will be covering the event and if you can’t watch the webcast then, it should be available in the afternoon right here on MoparInsiders.com.