- chrysler has officially shown off the airflow concept at ces.
- this electric crossover likely foretells a production model that will compete with the ford mustang mach-e.
- we expect to see the airflow arrive in production form by 2025.
after giving a glimpse at the mysterious airflow a few weeks ago, chrysler has now provided more details on this concept ev that is likely to reach production within the next few years. making its debut at ces, the chrysler airflow is a crossover that promises up to 400 miles of range and claims to have level 3 autonomous driving capability.
powered by front and rear electric motors that make 201 horsepower each (chrysler has not provided a total output figure), the airflow has all-wheel drive and a large battery pack mounted under the floor. one image in the press kit suggests that the battery has 118.0 kwh of capacity, and chrysler estimates between 350 and 400 miles of range. we're not sure if that estimate corresponds with the epa cycle or not.
the four-seat interior looks airy and spacious and has several large screens: one for the instrument cluster, one for the central infotainment display, one for the front passenger, and two for the rear passengers. chrysler says these screens use new software and connectivity systems called stla brain and stla cockpit and that the airflow is capable of over-the-air updates. the level 3 autonomous driving system is called stla autodrive but chrysler has not provided many details on how it operates.
with 22-inch wheels, futuristic lighting components, and a black roof, the airflow's design looks remarkably close to production. we wouldn't expect much to change from this concept car if (or when) the airflow becomes a reality. chrysler says it will launch its first ev by 2025, which will likely be closely related to this concept, and that the brand's lineup will be fully electric by 2028.