Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept breaks cover at NYIAS 2022

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Last week, Chrysler dropped a teaser photo of what was said to be a refreshed version of the Airflow Concept just a few days before its debut at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The American automaker revealed only the front end of the concept car leaving fans of the Michigan-based brand itching to see the entirety of the updated model.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What car was revealed by Chrysler at NYIAS?

    It is the Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept.
  • Who presented the Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept at NYIAS?

    It was brand CEO, Chris Feuell.
  • On April 13, at the opening of the New York auto expo, Chrysler did not disappoint. Unveiled was the Graphite variation of its all-electric Airflow Concept, which according to Chrysler, offers a reimagined look at the brand's journey to a fully electric future.

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    “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 Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Chris Feuell, who presented the concept car at the event.

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    The Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept boasts a Galaxy Black finish with Cyprus Copper accents found on the top of the panoramic glass roof as well as on select surfaces of the 22-inch wheels.

    At the fore is the Chrysler wing logo tied into a cross-car grille light blade illuminated with crystal LED lighting. A crystal LED taillight runs the full width of the Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept that features welcome, departure, and animated lighting. The diffuser shape of the lower rear fascia highlights the aerodynamic, smooth underbody.

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    Chrysler also revealed the interior of the Airflow Graphite Concept. It mimics the same Cyprus Copper accents found on the exterior and goes well with the vehicle’s Ice Grey-finished cabin. Inside are soft leather-wrapped seats, as well as other components made of sustainable materials including vegetable-tanned leather, floor mats, fabric, and carpeting made of recycled materials.

    A highlight of the Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept is the STLA SmartCockpit. The system is powered by the STLA Brain and unifies the concept car’s suite of advanced technologies for a seamless and easy-to-use interface. It’s capable of delivering AI-based applications such as navigation, voice assistance, e-commerce marketplace, and payment services.

    The STLA SmartCockpit is over-the-air (OTA) update-capable, allowing itself to be up-to-date with the latest patches to improve the functionality of the system overtime.

    Driver-assist features in the Airflow include the STLA AutoDrive, which delivers Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities and will likewise be upgradable via OTA updates.

    Propulsion will come from two 150 kW electric drive motors (EDMs), one in the front and one in the rear. The motors will be powered by a high-performance battery that can put out 400 miles of range on a single charge.

    “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,” Feuell said.

    Photos from Stellantis

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