At long last, Chrysler has fully revealed the Airflow concept. Debuting this week at 2022 CES in Las Vegas, the electric crossover was subjected to a long teaser campaign, which started at the same event a couple of years ago. The EV then evolved to a closer-to-production guise for the Stellantis EV Day last summer and was previewed once again during the Stellantis Software Day in December.
Since the concept car’s design inside and out should be familiar to most of you by now, we’ll jump to the technical specifications released by Chrysler. The Airflow is equipped with a pair of electric motors, one for the front axle and the other driving the rear wheels. Each produces 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) for a grand total of 402 hp (300 kW) delivered to the all-wheel-drive system.
While details about the battery pack have not been specified, we do know the purely electric crossover can cover anywhere between 350 to 400 miles (563 to 644 kilometers) on a single charge. Chrysler mentions the Airflow has been conceived to support over-the-air updates, which should bring improvements in terms of efficiency since other automakers have pushed OTA updates live for extra range. However, this is still a concept car at the end of the day.
Being the first new Chrysler in a long time, it should not come as a surprise the Airflow is far more technologically advanced than the ancient 300 sedan and Pacifica minivan – the two remaining products of the fabled but troubled North American brand. Case in point, it has been envisioned with a level 3 autonomous driving system featuring support for OTA updates.
The concept sits on massive 22-inch wheels and boasts a spacious interior courtesy of a long wheelbase made possible by utilizing a dedicated electric car platform. The four-seat cabin is chock-full of displays as we counted four in the front and two in the back as part of the rear-seat entertainment system. These have fully replaced conventional buttons as virtually all functions are accessible through the plethora of touchscreens.
While the Airflow won’t be going into production, Chrysler does promise to launch its first EV in 2025 and become a purely electric brand by 2028.