Chrysler Airflow concept: Previewing the Pentastar brand's electric future
Chrysler Airflow concept: Previewing the Pentastar brand's electric future
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Chrysler Airflow concept: Previewing the Pentastar brand's electric future

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Speaker 1: What's old is new. Again, Chrysler went back in time with its latest design study the airflow, but with eight screens inside big range and level three autonomous driving capability, there is nothing fashioned about this all electric concept car. This sleek futuristic machine was just unveiled at the consumer electronic show, [00:00:30] but you may be wondering why did they go with a name that's knocking on 90 years old? Well, for one it's frigging cool. And two, the original airflow was a ground car and designers probably hope this concept will be as well. The Chrysler airflow debut in the 1930s, the motor car was an engineering Marvel chucka block with clever features for improved safety and passenger comfort. The airflow's wind cheating body was its real claim to fame [00:01:00] and its downfall. Despite numerous advantages, the airflows upward looks were just too fashion forward and few was sold despite being ahead of its time, the car was a flap, but back to 2022 with a clean design, elegant interior and sensible drivetrain, there's no reason this concept couldn't enter production like yesterday. Speaker 1: However, Chrysler spokes folks will not confirm if the airflow will be the brand's first pure EV, which is [00:01:30] promised to come out by 2025 or whether it will even enter production at all. And that's a bummer because I quite like the airflow. It looks premium and has real presence that Arctic white paint. It is a bit stark, but it contrasts nicely with the black roof. And I love those big 22 inch wheels inside. There's lots more to talk about. The airflow's cabin is bright and airy with acres of white leather and dark accents, reducing environmental impact. Those cow hides [00:02:00] are vegetable tanned and the floor mats as well as the carpeting are made of recycled materials. Since everything has to have a screen these days, the airflow features eight of them, which form the Stella smart cockpit. These panels are designed to give each passenger a personalized experience, allowing them to seamlessly access entertainment and apps. Speaker 1: It increasing the vehicle's usefulness. Each seat has an individual camera. So passengers can join group video chats, [00:02:30] meaning you're never not able to participate in meetings. So don't even think about lying to your boss. Even the driver gets a camera, but thankfully it only works when the vehicle is in park. All that tech is powered by the Stella brain or a new electrical and software architecture. The system allows developers to create new features and services, and then quickly push them out to existing vehicles without having to wait for new hardware to come out, making commutes less of a chore. The airflow concept features [00:03:00] Stella auto drive. This advanced cruise control system promises level three, autonomous driving capability, which is conditional automation. And this means the vehicle can drive itself in certain situations like on the highway or in traffic jams though, the driver must be ready to take over whenever the vehicle requests it as for nuts and bolts, there aren't too many details to share, but the airflow features all wheel drive courtesy of two, 150 kilowat [00:03:30] electric motors, one mounted at each end with about 400 horsepower on tap. Speaker 1: It should be quite a performer though. There is enough room underneath the body to fit larger motors. So an even higher performance model could be introduced in the future. Assuming, you know, the vehicle gets built at all. No specifics were shared, but this Chrysler's battery pack is intended to deliver between 350 and 400 miles of range, a competitive figure at least right now. So that's it. The [00:04:00] new airflow concept like its ancestor from the thirties, this car offers loads of advanced features and demonstrates the Chrysler brand's vision of the future. You know, I think airflow is an awesome name. This concept looks great and Chrysler should absolutely build it. And I hope they do, but do you like the looks of this, EV should did Chrysler make this thing well, sound off in the comments down below, because I'm really curious to know if I'm off my rocker or if saner people agree with me.

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