Could this save the brand?
Chrysler isn't doing too well. According to its website, it sells the Chrysler Pacifica, the Voyager (which is same as the Pacifica), and the ancient 300 sedan. The brand has failed to capture the imagination of the buying public lately, but despite this, Stellantis is giving the company another decade to prove that it's worth keeping alive. The global conglomerate has said that it is eager to help Chrysler see success and a prosperous future, though many of the brand's past concept cars have never become more than that. That could change as Stellantis has now shown off a new Chrysler EV concept that looks good enough to hit the streets today.
Revealed during the Stellantis "EV Day" online event, very little was said about the new concept, but it was introduced while head of design Ralph Gilles was talking about the company's new vehicle architecture strategy, and implied that building a new Chrysler wouldn't be much of a challenge with modular EV platforms. The headlights are very slim and almost Tesla-like, but other than that and the full-width LED light bar in the grille, this thing looks ready for production with realistic wheels and door mirrors. From the outside, the oddly patterned tires are the only real clue that this is a concept for the time being.
Inside, there are screens everywhere. A touchscreen sits behind each of the front seats, while the shotgun passenger gets their own display. The center of the dash, of course, gets a screen as well. Again, if it were not for the squared twin-spoke steering wheel and the thin headrests, this cabin could come straight out of a new production car. With a panoramic glass roof, clever use of ambient lighting accents, and materials that look lush, it seems that Chrysler could soon reinvent itself as a true luxury brand. Other than that, we can glean that the concept would likely have a range of up to 500 miles since Stellantis hinted that it is based on the new STLA Large EV platform.
The bottom line is that this looks almost production ready and would certainly revitalize Chrysler as a first entry into the premium EV segment. Here's hoping it makes its way to the streets soon.