Stellantis announced a few weeks ago, that it would be highlighting key vehicles and advanced technologies from its portfolio at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not only will the North American portfolio of brands be represented at the event, but the French brands of Citroën and DS Automobiles as well. It will mark the first time that the Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep®, and Ram brands be shown along with their new French counterparts on American soil.
It’s not the first time that automaker has showcased some of its vehicle technologies that were not available at the event. As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), at the last CES in-person event, the European 2020 Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) were showcased alongside the then-upcoming 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe. Both the Renegade and Compass 4xe models have gone on to play a very important role in the Jeep brand’s presence in the European marketplace.
At that same event, the FCA showcased the Chrysler Airflow Vision Concept, a technology “buck” (or a moch up for styling or testing purposes) utilizing some of the company’s future Uconnect 5 infotainment technology. The same technology is now available in the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer (WS) and 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee/Grand Cherokee L (WL) models.
Over the summer, we were treated to a sneak peek of a more refined version of the Airflow Vision Concept called simply the Airflow. The new electrified Chrysler which is based on the STLA-Large architecture offers the public its first look at the next-generation SUV from the iconic American blue-collar luxury brand. It will be at this year’s CES event that Chrysler will formally introduce the world to the Airflow and its future direction in the automotive landscape.
Joining the Airflow will be a number of other Stellantis vehicles. Those on the European side include…
- Citroën Skate Mobility Concept – an autonomous and electric transport robot that offers fluid, shared, and inventive urban mobility.
- Citroën Ami – we have talked a lot about the electrified quadricycle, which has offered users as young as the age of 14 eMobility.
- DS E-Tense FE21 – The two-time defending champion in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the 1,984-pound car (with driver) uses a 900-volt system that includes a 52 kWh battery, powering a 338-horsepower electric motor. The lightweight design combined with electric torque drives the car from 0-60 mph in about 2.8 seconds.
- Fiat 500e – The iconic 500 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) makes its first official debut on American soil. The newest generation of electrified city cars has made an award-winning impression in the European, Brazilian, and Israeli marketplaces.
The American side of the Stellantis portfolio will be represented by…
- Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer – The premium American icon reborn showcases the Jeep brand’s legendary 4×4 capability, on-road refinement, and a design that exudes American craftsmanship and heritage, delivering a host of leading-edge technology features, such as Amazon Fire TV built-in and a front passenger screen experience. It is not clear if we will see a production-ready PHEV variant at the show or not.
- Wrangler Unlimited 4xe – The most capable, technically advanced, and eco-friendly Wrangler, now offered in North America, Europe, and China. It is also the best-selling PHEV in the United States, to 21 miles of nearly silent, zero-emission, electric-only propulsion.
- Grand Cherokee 4xe – The Grand Cherokee 4xe targets an estimated 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric range and 57 MPGe, with 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque and is equipped with the award-winning Uconnect 5, which offers new technology for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including a 10.1-inch (25.7 cm) display, five-times-faster operating speed (when compared to the previous generation), and over-the-air (OTA) updates.
“Vehicles are an integral part of people’s digital lives and the future of mobility is fueled by technology,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “Electrification, with our 30 electrified models available including fuel cell vans, connectivity and autonomy are all important facets of that future but each cannot stand alone. Our creativity, engineering, and innovative partnerships are accelerating our drive to build the best and most sustainable mobility for our customers.”
The event kicks off on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. For those who aren’t able to attend, Stellantis will have a virtual experience site go live at that time kicking off at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central Europe on stellantisces2022.com.
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