The All-New 2025 Chrysler Airflow
Chrysler has announced it is planning for an all-new, all-electric crossover SUV. Currently called Airflow, the new crossover is based on a sleek concept car introduced last year and and uses an innovative EV platform from Chrysler's parent company, Stellantis. The Airflow will also use new battery technology to deliver an impressive range of over 400 miles. The plan is for the Airflow to arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2024 and take on competitors such as the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Ford’s Mustang Mach-E.
Chrysler has built a car called the Airflow once before. In fact, the original Airflow was produced from 1934 to 1937. It was the first full-size car in the U.S. to make use of streamlining to reduce air resistance. The new Airflow will, of course, be far more aerodynamic than its predecessor, and will be packed with the latest technology – including a promise from Chrysler that it will eventually be capable of Level 3 autonomous driving.
Chrysler Airflow: Power and Range
Chrysler has yet to release details about the new Airflow's horsepower and torque figures, but we suspect this new crossover will be available in single- or dual-electric motor variants, with the two-motor option being all-wheel drive. The concept car was shown with dual motors, one at each axle, with each providing 201 horsepower. We expect the combined output of the production car to be close to 400 horses.
A 118.0-kWh battery pack should provide the new Airflow with over 400 miles of EPA-estimated range, and that Level 3 DC fast charging should allow for a charge from 20- to 80-percent in about 30 minutes. If all that is true, the car will help to eliminate “range anxiety” for first-time EV owners.
Chrysler Airflow: Interior
On the inside, the new Airflow should be open and spacious, featuring a futuristic cabin design and plenty of cargo space. In front of the driver, an impressive cluster of screens will be reminiscent of Mercedes’ lavish Hyperscreen. It offers a digital gauge cluster as well as a large touchscreen for navigation, infotainment, safety and driver assist features. Chrysler tells us the new screens for driver and front passenger will use a new software platform that allows over-the-air updates.
When it comes to driver assist technology, we expect the Airflow EV to include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and available adaptive cruise control – with the Stellantis STLA AutoDrive system for advanced Level 3 autonomous driving. That means in time this advanced people-mover may very well be able to drive itself.
What's Still to Come With the Chrysler Airflow?
While Chrysler has not announced the suggested MSRP for the new crossover, or an on-sale date, it will likely start off with an entry level trim that comes in at a price of around $50,000. According to Chrysler CEO Chris Feuell, details for this all-electric SUV are still on the drawing board. In fact, the production vehicle may not even be called the Airflow. Stay tuned for more news to come.