Chrysler will unveil an updated version of the Airflow electric crossover at the New York Auto Show. The concept will be serialized by 2025. And its competitors will be the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Chevrolet Menlo intended for the Chinese market. The off-road vehicle will bring to light three technological platforms: STLA Brain – a powerful central computer, STLA SmartCockpit – a multimedia system, and STLA AutoDrive – a third-level autopilot.
The Stellantis concern, of which Chrysler is a part, presented a new strategy for the development of software and hardware in December 2021. At the Software Day event, the CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, spoke about developments in this area and used the Airflow concept as a demonstrator. The electric crossover will be released in a few years and will rely on three technology platforms: STLA Brain, STLA SmartCockpit, and STLA AutoDrive – a powerful central computer, multimedia system, and third-level autopilot.
The all-terrain vehicle received two electric motors (one on each axle) with a capacity of 150 kilowatts (204 hp) each and an unnamed power battery that provides a range of 563 – 644 kilometers. 22-inch wheels were installed on the electric car, and they promised that it would become serial at the beginning of the next five-year period. However, during this time, Airflow will noticeably change, because, at the New York Auto Show, which will be held from April 15 to 24, Chrysler will bring a second version of the concept with an already redesigned design.
So far, there is only one teaser of this car, showing the front end. The Airflow appears to retain the textured grille, but the running lights strip will be stylized lightning bolts. Also, in all likelihood, branded Chrysler “wings” will disappear. However, the company is going to launch its first electric car in a series no earlier than 2025. And the fully electric line of the American brand will be in 2028.