It’s hard to believe we’re talking about a new Chrysler product today. Parent company Stellantis took to this year’s CES Show to reveal the Chrysler Airflow Concept, a vehicle that is previewing the future of the Chrysler brand and showing off Stellantis’ technology capabilities.
This isn’t the first time the Airflow has entered the conversation. Stellantis has shown sketches of the car in the past. This marks the first time we’ve seen the Airflow Concept in the flesh though. Taking a page out of the Ford Mustang Mach E book, the overall shape of the Airflow is a bit of a mix between crossover and sedan, allowing designers to optimize for aerodynamics. The overall exterior appearance is attractive and interweaves design traits found on the current Pacifica minivan.
Perhaps the most noteworthy element to the Airflow’s exterior is how production viable it appears. Sure, there are some bits that look like a show car, but generally this looks production-ready. Speaking of production, Chrysler’s first EV is expected to show up around 2025, with the entire brand being EV by 2028. Stellantis isn’t saying if it will be the Airflow specifically, but this concept sure seems to hint that it will be.
Stellantis is underscoring the amount of technology in the Airflow, which includes an interior with a host of touchscreens. These screens are powered by the STLA Brain and STLA SmartCockpit technology. The suite of tech allows each passenger to have a personalized experience in the Airflow, while a camera at each seat allows passengers to take video conferences from the car.
Video conferences are possible thanks to a level 3 advanced driving assist system, dubbed STLA AutoDrive.
From a powertrain perspective, the Airflow has a 201 horsepower electric motor at each axle. Stellantis says larger motors are possible for high-performance derivatives. The automaker is not disclosing the size of the battery in the Airflow, but says it will be good for 350 to 400 miles per charge.
Given the current state of the Chrysler brand, the Airflow concept is truly a breath of fresh air for the brand. Our fingers are certainly crossed the Airflow comes to market with little to no changes from this show car.