Chrysler Airflow All-Electric Concept Revealed
In CES 2020, Chrysler Airflow All-Electric Concept, a sleek four-seater all-electric concept car inspired by the brand’s 1930s car. The Chrysler Airflow concept, which appears to be a more production-ready version of the AirFlow Vision, will debut in 2022.
Although it still lays a significant emphasis on connectivity and better digital interaction, the final concept is less fanciful – and appears to be more production-viable – than the 2020 concept.
The Chrysler Airflow All-Electric Concept is a sleek, low-slung crossover with a similar silhouette to the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Its long wheelbase and wide track are said to “enable a dramatic stance and deliver excellent handling and performance dynamics,” while its long wheelbase and wide track are said to “enable a dramatic stance and deliver excellent handling and performance dynamics.”
The Airflow’s autonomous and connection capabilities are reflected in the lounge-style cabin layout. A digital gauge cluster and an independent display for the front passenger surround the large central infotainment screen, while a pair of independent seats in the back replace a traditional bench.
Chrysler’s sustainability goals are embodied by vegetable-tanned leather seat upholstery and recycled-content carpets, while premium touches like the panoramic roof, ambient lighting, and craftsperson-like attention to detail in accent points hint at the brand’s premium aspirations as it transitions to an all-EV lineup.
The Chrysler Airflow All-Electric Concept is the first physical clue to Stellantis’ new STLA EV platform’s performance and connection capabilities, which will be available in a variety of sizes across the company’s portfolio in the coming years.
The Chrysler Airflow All-Electric uses Stellantis’ STLA Brain and STLA SmartCockpit technology to provide each passenger with “a customized experience that seamlessly integrates them with their digital life as well as the other passengers.”
A sequence of screens in the front and back may be customized to suit each occupant, and interfaces can be shared between panels using simple swipe movements. Each seat also has a camera that allows passengers to engage in video conferences.
Using STLA AutoDrive technology, the concept is also capable of level-three autonomous driving; however, it is unknown when this feature will be available in production.
A 204hp motor on each axle provides power, but Chrysler claims the platform can support larger motors in the future, “providing the opportunity for future high-performance applications.” The Airflow’s battery capacity is unknown, however, it is said to be capable of a range of 560-640 kilometers per charge.
Since originally announcing the Airflow, Chrysler has become part of the Stellantis portfolio of 14 brands, and it exhibited the physical idea as it declared plans to go all-electric by 2028.
While Chrysler has not announced whether or not the first completely electric model would be based on the Airflow, the concept does hint at the design cues and technology breakthroughs Chrysler hopes to employ on its first EVs.
It’s characterized by “leading-edge drive-system technology, completely linked customer experiences, and enhanced mobility features,” according to Chrysler, which were initially hinted at in 2020.
As each of Chrysler’s European sibling brands — Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo – introduces customized EVs based on a new shared modular architecture, this technology is expected to be rolled out to them.