Chrysler is reviving an old nameplate from its heritage.
The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, where automakers will showcase the latest automotive tech and futuristic concepts. Nissan, for example, will showcase the electric Ariya Concept as a glimpse of its electrified future. And now Fiat Chrysler has outlined its plans for the technology show, which includes some big model reveals.
First up is the Airflow Vision, a design concept that revives the Airflow name for the first since it was applied to a sedan back in the 1930s. Fiat Chrysler says the concept is designed for customers with "an on-the-go lifestyle and a desire for a first-class travel experience while balancing their technology needs within a serene environment."
With its elegant and clean design, long wheelbase, sleek lines, and a wide stance, the Airflow Concept "hints at the future of premium design" according to Fiat Chrysler, while the large wheels are inspired by mechanical elements of an electric motor. The LED lights also seamlessly blend into a cross-car blade.
Inside, the spacious interior, which utilizes the same dimensions and flat-load floor of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, features premium suede and leather materials and a curved dashboard with a multitude of screens that can be extensively personalized. Information on each screen can be shared with all passengers by swiping.
No powertrain details were revealed, but more information will be shared at CES, which kicks off on January 5. Since it shares the Pacifica PHEV's interior, we wouldn't be surprised if it also shares the minivan's 3.6-liter V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Jeep will also be showcasing plug-in hybrid variants of the Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade at the show as part of the brand's electrify every model by 2022. All Jeep electrified vehicles will be distinguished by a new "Jeep 4xe" badge. Also on display at the show will be the Fiat Concept Centoventi, which will make its North American debut at CES 2020.