We’re just a few days before the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 opens to the public. Awaiting show-goers will be a plethora of high-tech gadgets, the latest entertainment software, as well as an array of electrified automobiles.
Chrysler will be attending the annual electronics show as well with a rather unique concept. Say hello to the Airflow Vision Concept, a futuristic-looking automobile that gets its name from a classic Chrysler. Taking its name from the Chrysler Airflow from the 1930’s, the all-new concept hints at the future of premium design, along with advanced technologies and a more free-flowing cabin.
Borrowing styling cues from the original Airflow, the concept features a streamlined design that Chrysler claims is elegant, clean and athletic. While not exactly the most aggressive of designs, the Airflow Concept highlights the future design philosophy of Chrysler. From its thin headlights, slim front grill, sloping roofline, wraparound taillights, muscular wheel arches, and alloy wheels that appear to be integrated to the body itself, the Airflow is sure to raise some eyebrows.
Moving inside the cabin, the Airflow Vision Concept features a modern and spacious interior that focuses on giving passengers a comfortable and relaxing riding experience. Using the dimensions and flat-load floor of the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, it allows every occupant to stretch and find their desired seating position more easily.
Storing personal items, as well as bags can be done easily too thanks to the pedestal-like seat base. High-quality materials such as fine leather and smooth suede, along with soft color palettes, further highlight the Airflow’s comfy look and feel.
At the center of it all is a new UX infotainment system that delivers crisp graphics and a more user-friendly interface. Using a menu-based format, the screen can be personalized, simplified, or grouped to individual needs and interests. In addition, the drive can share the information from the central display towards the front passenger via a separate screen mounted on the front dashboard. Even the passengers at the back are treated to their own displays, in which they can share their information to the other passengers / driver by ‘swiping’ them.
While it is highly unlikely that Chrysler will make a production version of the Airflow Vision Concept, we won’t be surprised if certain styling elements will be used on future production cars. However, we did notice that the concept itself sort of remsembles the PT Cruiser (as well as the Dodge Caliber) from before. Perhaps this concept will serve as a precursor for a future sucessor?
As for the high-tech UX system and cabin, it could also make its way to current and next-generation automobiles in the not so distant future.
Get to ogle at the Chrysler Airflow Vision Concept from January 7 - January 10 at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.