The Stellantis Group has announced its participation in the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will be held in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2022. The highlight of the program will be the Chrysler Airflow, the concept that will kick off the transformation of the American brand into an electric vehicle manufacturer.
The name originally from the 1930s already appeared at the same CES a year ago: then Chrysler showed the Airflow Vision concept. Its prospects were not very clear, but six months later, Stellantis unveiled a strategy that implies that electrification will affect the lineup of all brands owned by the concern. At the same time, chief designer Ralph Gilles demonstrated a certain unnamed crossover made in a similar style, but only this month we learned that this is not just a show car, but a concept rather close to the series, and that it is really called Airflow.
There are still no technical details, but logic dictates that the novelty is built on one of Stellantis’s electromobile platforms, most likely STLA Medium. It is designed for mid-size models, which will be equipped with batteries with a capacity of 87 to 104 kilowatt-hours (power reserve – up to 700 kilometers) and electric motors for 170-245 hp. on one or both axes. For Chrysler, this crossover will not only be the first electric car, but, in principle, the first new model in a long time. The commercial version may appear in the US in 2024.
In addition to Airflow, Stellantis will bring familiar cars to CES 2022: the Citroen Skate Mobility concept and the serial Citroen Ami, the DS E-Tense FE21 electric formula car, the new electric Fiat 500 and four Jeeps – Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, as well as plug-in hybrid versions of the Wrangler and Cherokee.