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Stellantis Is Making An $83 Million Investment At The Dundee Engine Plant

Stellantis’s Hybrid-Based Investment

It was recently announced that Stellantis, Chrysler’s parent company, will be taking advantage of the Dundee Engine Plant for the production of two future hybrid electric models. The car factory in Dundee, Michigan is being reworked to act as the final assembly location for a 4-cylinder motor meant for two hybrids coming to the States.

As stated by a news release, the plant will experience an $83 million investment, with the production of the engine set to begin in early 2025.

The new 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged motor will be inspired by the current Stellantis engine in Europe and will be adaptable for hybrid-electric, or HEV, vehicle applications, according to the company. Stellantis says that this will be the first HEV engine for them in the region. The multinational automaker currently owns the Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati brands.

“The Michigan plant will continue production of the 3.6-liter Pentastar Upgrade for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L. The Tigershark 2.4-liter I-4 engine will build out in the first quarter of 2023,” the company said.

It is not expected that the investment will not experience an impact on the number of full-time positions at the plant, as stated by spokeswoman Jodi Tinson. Since June, Dundee has 987 workers under them (853 hourly and 134 salaried), as stated by the company.

This is the largest piece of a total $99 million investment for Dundee that was announced by Stellantis, which the car manufacturer matched to its Dare Forward 2030 business plan. The release stated the company would also finance over $14 million at the Kokomo Casting Plant in Indiana to transfigure die-cast machines and cells for the new engine, as well as $2 million at Etobicoke Casting in Toronto for advancements and new tooling to produce the engine’s new oil pans.

UAW (United Automobile Workers) President Ray Curry addressed the announcement in a statement, saying that “when companies invest in UAW facilities, they are recognizing that UAW members add value to the company’s success.”

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who heads the Stellantis Department for the union, said that it was great news.

“This investment in a new four-cylinder engine will add job security for the members who continue to build ICE products as the industry transitions to electrification. The hard work and dedication of the UAW Stellantis membership to build great products with world class quality has been recognized and rewarded today,” Estrada said in a statement, referring to the abbreviation for the internal combustion engine.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in exploring more about what Stellantis has to offer, particularly with Chrysler, then check out the online new car inventory on our dealership website, Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand that range in various different shapes and sizes.

If you find something that suits your interest, feel free to chat with one of our representatives for more information and assistance.

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Chrysler Files To Trademark Its Airflow Concept

The Chrysler Airflow concept has been the focal point of a recent application for patent filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), however, it’s still not clear if the car company is considering a production version.

It was Jan 3rd, 2020, when the application was filed and then published on May 3, 2022, covering the ornamental design for an automobile,” and involves images of the Airflow electric SUV concept that has already been shown publicly, twice within the past few months.

The concept, which gets its moniker from Chrysler’s inventive aerodynamic models from the 1930s, was originally shown at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The lustrous crossover has an electric motor (worth 201 horsepower) that activates each axle and supposedly has a range between 350 miles and 400 miles.

Outside of the powertrain, the Airflow may also have new connectivity features that we should potentially see in Chrysler vehicles sooner rather than later. These features include an operating system dubbed the STLA Brain, which will make way for over-the-air updates.

The Airflow concept also acted as a showcase for Stellantis, Chrysler’s parent company’s new electrical architecture (STLA Brain), infotainment system (STLA SmartCockpit), and driver-assist technology (STLA AutoDrive).

The second version was introduced in April of this year at the New York auto show. Named Airflow Graphite, its changes were mainly cosmetic. Chrysler chooses to implement a new black exterior and Gray interior, with divergent copper accents from the inside-out. The company also expressed during this time that the Airflow was made in a way in which more powerful motors could be outfitted, perhaps for a performance version.

On top of this, the Airflow Graphite features a new Galaxy Black exterior with a Cyprus Copper interior. Accents on the outer body accentuate the sleekness and refined aura of this darkened concept. It was derived from the idea of sophistication and an urban feel, making one feel, “at home navigating amid big city skylines” as said by the parent company’s media site, Stellantis Media.

Chrysler has remained hush-hush regarding its plans for a production version of its Airflow concept. Seeing that the application for the patent was filed two years ago, Chrysler was likely trying to protect the design to use on concept models. The automaker confirmed that it will release its first production EV in 2025, and will only sell electric vehicles in 2028. Those electrics will be derived from four modular platforms from Stellantis, which were revealed in July 2021 of last year.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Although we may have to wait a while for Chrysler’s new electric concept, you’ll never have to wait for anything at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a superb bundle of vehicles from the brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as their Pacifica Hybrid minivan or full-size 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and budget, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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The Chrysler Airflow Reconceptualized In A Graphite Form

Last week, (Apr, 13), Chrysler unveiled its Graphite-formed version of its fully-electric Airflow Concept, specifically at the 2022 New York International Auto Show.

Originally presented at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Chrysler Airflow Concept was re-introduced in a new Graphite formation, offering a redefining what the future of the brand looks like as it heads towards an eco-friendly future.

This new version of the Airflow features a new Galaxy Black exterior with a Cyprus Copper interior. Accents on the outer body accentuate the sleekness and refined aura of the Graphite Concept’s official global auto show introduction.

The automaker also revealed at CES in January that it would launch its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025 and offer a fully-electrified vehicle lineup for Chrysler by 2028.

“The Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept, the latest version of our all-electric concept, represents the many possibilities on our brand’s road to an all-electric future,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand CEO – Stellantis. “This new persona of the Airflow highlights the flexibility of the Chrysler brand’s future design direction and our ability to create personalities reflective of our diverse customers. As our brand evolves to offer a full battery-electric vehicle portfolio, we are completely rethinking and reinventing the customer experience. Project Ingenuity is an initiative in which we collaborate with customers on our future innovations and services, offering uniquely personalized and delightful customer experiences throughout the purchase, service and ownership journey.”

Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept

During the early stages of the development of the Airflow, there were a slew of possible designs for the fully-electric model, which included the Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept.

The revamped Airflow Graphite Concept involves a Galaxy Black exterior body color. It was derived from the idea of sophistication and an urban feel, making one feel, “at home navigating amid big city skylines” as said by the parent company’s media site, Stellantis Media. The Galaxy Black hue also has a dramatic contrast to the Arctic White exterior that was initially shown on the Airflow Concept at CES. 

This new exterior paint job is combined with Cyprus Copper accents on the outside, as well as the inside, to mark the Graphite Concept with its own cultured and polished design. The  Cyprus Copper accents also highlight the top of the panoramic glass roof, along with the certain surfaces of the 22-inch wheels.

The interior of the latest Airflow interaction can be described as regal and spacious. It implements the light Ice Grey and warm Cyprus Copper accents to create a rich and deluxe feel. This cabin exudes the essence of a first-class lounge and provides the ultimate comfort, acting as a sort of home away from home. There are also premium features and finishes, which involve sustainable materials and a soothing color palette, which only enhances the comforting feel.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Although the wait for the Chrysler Airflow might take a while, you’ll never have to wait for anything at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell an excellent bundle of vehicles from the brand that range in various shapes and prices.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your interest, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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The Family-Centered 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Embraces Our Furry Friends

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pet Features

Chrysler is showing love to our furry friends…no family members, as we approach National Pet Day this week, April 11. The brand that’s won many automotive awards for its family-centered features in its Pacifica minivan is highlighting pet-focused features, as well as available Mopar accessories. These tools are all meant to “purr-fectly” accommodate our four-legged companions.

These pet-centered features on the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica have earned Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),  It’s also been the most awarded vehicle and its segment over the last six years. These in-car excitements include:

  • Rear Seat Reminder:  This new and standard feature on the Pacifica recognizes  When the rear doors are opened and closed before starting the ignition,  it then alerts the driver using a chime sound, along with a message after the completion of that trip to check the back seats for passengers and/or pets.
  • FamCAM interior camera:  This technology allows parents to monitor their little ones (human or with a tail) in the rear seats and even has a way to zoom in.
  • Stow ‘n Go seating:  The Pacifica is the only minivan available with all-wheel drive and Stow ‘n go seating.  It also has second and third road seats that fold flat into the floor, allowing for plenty of space for pet kennels or for pets to stretch a bit during long road trips.
  • Stow ‘n Go in-floor storage bins: This makes it possible for pet food and accessories to be stored under the floor, providing an organized space.
  • Stow ‘n Vac:  This vacuum cleaner does an excellent job of cleaning up the messes that your pet/s might make.
  • Hands-Free Sliding Doors/Liftgate:  This hands-free access to the minivan is done by a simple kick under the door or the liftgate, simplifying the process of handling pets and personal items when entering the Pacifica.
  • Pet Kennel: This Mopar pet kennel is lightweight and makes it possible for the safe transportation of pets and folds flat when it’s not in use.

Standard Features 

There are plenty of other in-car features in store that are a bit more human-friendly. These standards include keyless entry/ignition, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, active noise cancellation, folding/stowable seats in the second and third rows, and a self-dimming mirror with a remote garage door opener.

Standard technologies encompass forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, rain-sensing wipers, hill-start assist, and automatic high beams. It also has a plethora of airbags.

There is also a larger than life 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 6-speaker audio setup. This system comes with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.

Miami Lakes Automall

Those who are interested in the accommodating 2022 Chrylser Pacifica, can do so by viewing our online new car inventory on our dealership website. Once you find something that suits your particular needs, simply chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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Stellantis’s $4 Billion Investment Into Windsor and U.S. Battery Plants

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution in South Korea have announced that they are investing $4 billion to construct an electric vehicle battery plant, which will be located in Windsor, Ontario.

The parent company of Chrysler revealed their new plant Wednesday (March 23rd), and also said that they’re aiming to build a second battery plant at a location in the States, as said by Mark Stewart, chief operating officer for Stellantis in North America. He says that the investment in these places will showcase the brand’s electrification plans.

“It shows … we are absolutely committed to 50% EVs, full on (battery electric vehicles), by the end of the decade,” Stewart said during a press conference from Windsor, which aired via Facebook.

Stellantis previously revealed its agreement with Samsung SDI, a storage battery manufacturing company (based in South Korea) for the U.S., however, Stewart didn’t explicitly mention Samsung as being its additional collaborator for batteries. On top of this, the automaker is aiming for three plants in Europe, revealing in a separate announcement that it’s working to turn the brand’s Termoli plant in Italy into a battery facility, as part of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz.

Construction on the 220-acre in Windsor will likely start later this year, as production is set to launch during the first quarter of 2024, as told in a joint announcement and the press conference. It’s expected to be the first comprehensive EV battery plant in Canada, which also claims to create 2,500  new jobs.

The companies didn’t specify which vehicles would be supplied by the plant’s lithium-ion battery cells and modules, just that it would “meet a significant portion” the company’s production needs in the U.S. Regardless, in tuned with plans for an electric Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge muscle car, which are brands that Stellantis also owns.

Stewart also mentioned that the battery plant would supply the production of vehicles across the States.

Carlos Tavares, Stellantis’s CEO, talked about the company’s plans, which involve $35 billion (30 billion euros) investments, in relation to EVs, across its 14 brands through 2025.

“Our joint venture with LG Energy Solution is yet another stepping stone to achieving our aggressive electrification roadmap in the region aimed at hitting 50 percent of battery electric vehicle sales in the U.S. and Canada by the end of the decade,” Tavares said in a news release. “We are grateful to the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government for their support and commitment to help position Canada as a North American leader in the production of electric vehicle batteries.”

The release didn’t go into detail regarding the nature of public support for the operations, but it did say that every level of government was in full support of the operation.

The release also noted the Windsor region is home to Canada’s largest automotive cluster.

The global semiconductor chip shortage, along with the recent trucker protest that shut down the Ambassador Bridge, highlight the challenges the car industry has faced.

The announcement expressed that the companies “expect the plant to serve as a catalyst for the establishment of a strong battery supply chain in the region. Canada is committed to establishing a broad, local battery ecosystem by leveraging, among other things, its leadership in the generation of electricity from renewable sources.”

Youngsoo Kwon, CEO of LG Energy Solution, said “through this joint venture, LG Energy Solution will be able to position itself as a critical player in building green energy value chains in the region. Creating a joint venture battery manufacturing company in Canada, recognized as one of the leading nations in renewable energy resources, is key for LG Energy Solution as we aim to power more electric vehicles around the world.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned in a news release that the “announcement of a world leading facility to build electric vehicle batteries in Windsor is an investment in our workers, our communities and our future. Partnerships like these are critical to creating new jobs and putting Canada on the cutting edge of the clean economy.”

Drew Dilkens, Windsor Mayor, also shared in a news release that Stellantis is Windor’s largest employer, with Chrysler’s operations going back to 1925.

“With this announcement, we are securing the future for thousands more local workers and securing Windsor’s strategic location as the home of Canada’s electric vehicle future. As the world pivots to EVs, Windsor will soon be home to the battery manufacturing facility that powers it all,” Dilkens said in the release.

Michelle Krebs, an executive analyst for Autotrader, said the news is significant for Canadian auto workers.

“It’s good news for Stellantis’ employees in Canada, who have been worried about where they stand with their jobs. We’ll be looking forward to seeing where Stellantis will be making its EVs,” she said.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in all things regarding Chrysler, visit our blog site on our dealership website Miami Lakes Automall. If you’re interested in purchasing a vehicle from us, feel free to view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Stellantis Shows Its Support For Ukraine

Chrysler Stands With Ukraine

Subsidiary of Stellantis, Chrysler, recently announced its commitment to donating $1.1 million or 1 million euros in humanitarian aid for refugees and civilians in Ukraine, as a response to those displaced because of the Russian invasion.

According to a news release, the car company said that it would work via a local, non-governmental organization to aid the effort. This is following Ford’s announcement that it would use the Ford Fund to donate $100,000 to the Global Giving Ukraine Relief Fund.

In the release, the CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares said that the company condemns violence and aggression and that its focus “in this time of unprecedented pain” is the health and safety of its Ukrainian employees and families.

In the release, Tavares said, “An aggression that shook a world order, already unsettled by uncertainty, has been launched. The Stellantis community, made of 170 nationalities, looks with dismay as civilians flee the country. Even if the scale of causalities is not yet apparent, the human toll will be unbearable.”

Stellantis, which is also the owner of Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Fiat brands, has staffers in Russia and Ukraine. The fate of three of the automaker’s 71 Ukrainian personnel was initially unclear, but Wednesday, (March 2nd), spokeswoman Lilia Mokroussova revealed that they were all safe.

The car manufacturer also said that it has a “24/7” support team that monitors the health and safety of those staffers.

According to Mokroussova, Stellantis’s plant in Kaluga, Russia was up and running. In spite of this, the future is still uncertain, particularly regarding the Western sanctions. 

Other car companies, such as Ford and General Motors have revealed that they are ceasing their operations in Russia.

Chrysler’s parent company also commented, “whatever the business consequences, Stellantis will apply all of the sanctions decided.”

Electrified Ways Chrysler Is Giving Back

The brand known for its family-friendly Pacifica minivans and once-popular 300 sedan aims for car lovers to give it a different look. The goal is to reinvent itself into a fully-electric car company by 2028, as they announced in January of this year.

Their new Chrysler Airflow crossover concept market the start of these plans, as it was unveiled virtually for the CES (Consumer Technology Association) technology show in Las Vegas. The tech-centered car is “a nod” to a car that the automaker aims to release in 2025, as said by Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell.

Feuell also said that the untitled production crossover will be the first of at least two of three new fully-electric models, including a minivan, scheduled by 2028. Chrysler will take the lead of Stellantis’s $35.5 billion electric vehicle plans.

“When we sought to redefine and revitalize the Chrysler brand, we needed to make sure that we were creating differentiation within the Stellantis portfolio as well as compared to the competition,” she told CNBC during an online interview. “We will be adding one new product per year once we launch our first new product … and expanding that lineup between then and 2028.”

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in purchasing any vehicles from Chrysler, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the brand in various trims and prices. Simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information.

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Stellantis Stands To Make A Big Profit From Its Electric Models

Stellantis’s New Business Plans

Stellantis, previously dubbed Fiat Chrysler, aims to double its net revenues, specifically 300 billion euros or $335 billion by 2030, as announced last Tuesday by CEO Carlos Tavares.

During an investor presentation, highlighting Stellantis’s business plans through 2020, Tavares said that the automaker’s strategy in doubling the operating profit margin is maintaining double digits in the operating profit margin as it makes moves to make a full-on transition to electric vehicles.

The plans mimic that of other big-name car manufacturers with examples like Volkswagen and General Motors to remain gainful while shifting to fully-electric cars. Global emission regulations have strongly led to the influence on automakers to make the electric transmission and Tesla has certainly taken the most advantage of this rise, becoming the world’s most valued car market, in regards to the market cap.

Stellantis, which is ranked as the 4th largest car manufacturer, plans on expanding its software-based companies and services, selling million fully-electric models by 2030, which also involves passenger car sales in Europe and 50 percent passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks in North America.

“We are moving, and we are moving fast to be a mobility-tech company,” Tavares said during the presentation.

Chrysler’s parent company aims to accumulate over 20 billion euros ($22.3 billion) in industrial free cash flow by 2030. On top of this, it’s aiming towards a 25-30 percent dividend payout ratio and plans on repurchasing up to 5 percent of outstanding common shares through 2025.

The company also says that they’re progressing towards carbon-neutrality by 2028, aiming towards a 50 percent reduction by 2030.

Despite these announcements, the company’s stock figures didn’t show much change. Stellantis shares from New York’s Stock Exchange actually went down 8 percent, at $16.82 a share earlier this month.

The merger of Fiat Chrysler and France-based Groupe PSA in January of last year (2021) created Stellantis. This unification resulted in 14 separate automotive brands, including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Peugeot.

Stellantis aims to release a minimum of 25 new fully-electric cars in North America by 2030, according to Tavares. Amid the first will be a small Jeep SUV in 2023, along with a Dodge muscle car and Ram pickup the year after. On a global scale, the automaker should be set to offer over 75 electrics by 2030.

Additionally, Stellantis is backing 30 billion euros ($34 billion) in EVs and financing technologies through 2025.

The automaker’s electrified strategy, which is close to term, is different from other car manufacturers. The reason is that it still aims to release plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the coming years. PHEV models fuse electric systems and batteries with internal combustion engines.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

When the time comes to purchase a Stellantis vehicle, be sure to at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from its Chrysler brand, including its Pacifica Hybrid.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something to your liking, chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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Electrified Chrysler and Jeep Models Are Getting New Wall Chargers

New Wall Chargers

For those who currently own an adventurous Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe or Jeep Wrangler 4xe, or perhaps even a family-oriented Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Mopar, the parts and service division of Stellantis, is bringing in a useful piece of new gear that should provide more practicality in the ownership experience. Owners will soon be in possession of a new at-home wall charger that comes either as a plug-in or hardwired version, and supplies 7.7 kW of power.

With these means, a full charge can be provided to Stellantis electrics in just two hours, which is six times faster than its current Level 1, 120-volt charger. Further tacking on suitability, the new Level 2 unit brings along Wi-Fi connectivity which enables owners to keep track and control the charging of their car through a mobile app or web portal.

Energy Star, a program run by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, has certified every new charging unit and has also optimized for a balance between accessibility, effectiveness, and cost. Doing this makes it easier for buyers to reduce their energy consumption and lower their spending by having the option charge at low-rate times. Additionally, this makes a way for them to engage in energy credit programs, if they’re available.

The Mopar division says that the wall charger is portable, lightweight, lockable, and weatherproof, meaning that it’s an ideal piece of equipment for indoors and outdoors. The suggested retail price is $599, and each unit comes with a three-year warranty. One can also order the unit with a Chrysler and Jeep-branded faceplate.

“Our new factory-backed at-home Level 2 plug-in charging units offer a quick, seamless charging solution for Jeep 4xe and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid owners,” said Mark Bosanac, North America vice president, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “At Mopar, we’ll continue to enhance the customer experience and expand our electric-vehicle portfolio of accessories.”

Mopar’s new wall charger signifies what we should expect out of the Stellantis Group during this decade, as their products are currently on grease wheels regarding its electrified products. One of these products includes the Chrysler Airflow concept, which is a preview of how the manufacturer is aiming to expand into a principally-electric company by 2028 by exploiting all of the capabilities of the STLA Large electric platform.

Earlier this month we discussed how Chrysler announced its plans to release its first electric model by 2025. So far, the plan is to introduce the Airflow as a crossover that is energized by a dual-motor and has enough battery capacity to get up to 400 miles of range. Outside of that, the car may also have new connectivity features that include an operating system dubbed the STLA Brain, which will make way for over-the-air updates.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell an excellent group of vehicles from the Chrysler brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as with their Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and price range, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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Chrysler CEO Reveals Brand Will Debut Three New Electric Models by 2028

New Details On Chrysler EV Transition

Following the debut of Chrysler’s Airflow concept, CEO Christine Feuell is telling us even more details about the company’s future EV lineup. Feuell revealed to MotorTrend, that it is a “certainty” that Chrysler will have more offerings in 2028 than its current three nameplates: The 300, Pacifica, and Voyager (fleet-only).

This handsome crossover concept is only a shadow of what we have in store, despite the fact that the automaker has avoided saying whether or not it’s fully committing to the actual launching of the production version.

To be frank, Feuell said that the Airflow concept wouldn’t even go into production, and she wasn’t even completely sold on using the Airflow moniker. However, the CEO did reveal that the company’s first production electric model will gain much of the concept’s design features and technology.

Set to release in 2025, the EV will be developed on the STLA Large platform, along with all of the brand’s upcoming productions. However, if it’s worth going off of the Airflow, the new crossover will encompass a 118-kWh battery pack providing a range of 350-400 miles.

Following the arrival of the production model, Chrysler will then introduce “one or two” more electric SUVs. Despite Feuell refraining from going into much detail, one of the new vehicles will probably be a full-size SUV, considering that the almost-Airflow will be a 2-seater midsize electric crossover. We’re also entertaining the possibility of a three-row midsize model.

We also can’t forget the minivan segment. In spite of the extensive rise of SUV sales, Feuell says that minivans are still important to Chrysler and will make it through the EV transition.

However, one should expect a simple switch from a gasoline-powered Pacifica to a fully electric one, as the automaker wants a “fresh perspective” on what their minivan can be.

While the CEO didn’t reveal an exact timeframe for the next-generation minivan, or what she would call a “multi-purpose vehicle,” it’s quite possible, given that the Pacifica is still in its fifth year, a newcomer will likely arrive after the company’s planned electric SUVs.

Although it’s debatable whether or not the future will be kind to the 300 sedan, especially since Feuell didn’t confirm (or deny) that there will be a next-generation 300. Regardless, the current model will wave goodbye in 2024, as well as its platform roommates, the Dodge Charger and Challenger. While Dodge models will be swapped out by a new EV muscle car in 2024 (also constructed on the STLA Large platform), the 300 might not be so lucky.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

We might have a bit of a wait when it comes to Chrysler’s Airflow concept, but there are still some green options from the company, particularly with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This plug-in minivan has many useful and entertaining features like the Stow’n Go seats, Amazon Fire TV, Uconnect Theater, and much more!

Whether you’re waiting on the Airflow Concept and interested in the family-friendly Hybrid minivan, Miami Lakes Automall has your back! Just view our online new car inventory, and once you find something that fits your needs, chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chrysler’s Airflow Concept Is A Showstopper at The 2022 CES

Last week, (January 5th), the Chrysler brand revealed Airflow Concept at the 2022 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Their, attendees were able to get up close and personal with the EV, along with new and innovative drive-system technologies, connectivity and advanced mobility features, and an overall stellar design that will serve as the map for Chrysler’s future.

The automaker also announced that the company’s revamp will involve the launch of its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025 and a future fully-electric vehicle lineup.

“The Chrysler Airflow Concept represents the future direction of the Chrysler brand, providing a peek at the dynamic design, advanced technologies and seamless connectivity that will characterize the full-electric portfolio we plan to reach by 2028,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand CEO – Stellantis. “Chrysler is an iconic American automotive brand, with a heritage in creating new advanced technologies and product segments. Our brand will serve at the forefront as Stellantis transforms to deliver clean mobility and connected customer experiences.”

The Airflow Concept also represents the introduction to the brand’s STLA Brain platform and STLA Smart Cockpit, which is made to bring the driver’s digital lifestyle into the vehicle, using progressive technology to create a personalized experience for each occupant.

“The Chrysler Airflow Concept represents the start of the brand’s journey toward a fully electrified future. It is the result of a thoughtful synthesis of the full arsenal of Stellantis’ connected vehicle technology – inside and out,” said Ralph Gilles, chief design officer – Stellantis. “The design features a decisively elegant aerodynamic exterior and a modern, sophisticated interior that takes the customer on a new level of digital delight.”

STLA Platforms

The STLA Brain and STLA SmartCockpit allows for a user experience that is always technologically smart, instinctive, and fresh. The interior involves multi-layered, high-contrast graphics and precise details to provide an opulent and clean appearance, as well as a user-friendly experience.

The menu-based layout enables screens throughout the vehicle to be customized and grouped developed upon individual preferences. Information on the screens can also be shared with other passengers with a simple swipe. 

With each screen comes personalized access to the digital world through connected entertainment, apps, and downloads. Each seat also comes with a built-in camera, which means that occupants can participate in a group video conference call if they need to or desire.

Over-the-air (OTA) updates to ensure that in-car services remain current and allow passengers to easily tack on new features. This way the vehicle technological system remains relevant and capable, which constantly improves the ownership experience. 

The backbone of the Airflow is the STLA Brain. This electronic setup makes way for software developers to create and update features and services quickly, seizing the opportunity to use the capabilities in the cabin without having to wait for a new hardware launch.

Then, the STLA SmartCock pit, made on top of the STLA Brain architecture, easily integrates with the digital lives of the occupants to provide AI-derived applications, like navigation, voice assistance, e-commerce marketplace and payment services.

Electric and Connected

In the same way that the Chrysler company is committed to delivering a highly capable user experience, the brand is just as committed to its promise to transition to a fully electric vehicle lineup by 2028, particularly via a clean manufacturing process and constructed with recyclable and renewable materials. 

The Airflow Concept is also made with STLA AutoDrive, which provides Level 3  autonomous driving capabilities and will use OTA updates for ultimate effectiveness.

Furthermore, the concept has all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability and gets its power from two 150 kW electric drive motors (EDMs), one located in the front and the other in the rear. The car is designed to make room for larger capacity EDMs, ensuring the potential for future high-performance implementations. The battery is ultimately designed to procure a 350- and 400-mile range on a single charge.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

We might have a bit of a wait when it comes to Chrysler’s Airflow concept, but there are still some eco-friendly options from the brand, specifically with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This plug-in minivan has many useful and entertainment features such as the Stow’n Go seats, Amazon Fire TV, Uconnect Theater, and much more!

Whether you’re waiting on the Airflow Concept and interested in the family-friendly Hybrid minivan, Miami Lakes Automall has your back! Simply view our online new car inventory, and once you find something that fits your needs, chat with a representative for further assistance.

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