The Chrysler Airflow concept is the subject of a recent patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), although it is not yet clear whether Chrysler is discussing a production version.
The application was filed on January 3, 2020 and was published on May 3, 2022 It covers “Elegant Designs for an Automobile” and includes images of the Airflow electric SUV concept that has been shown twice in the last few months.
Chrysler airflow concept
The concept, named after Chrysler’s revolutionary aerodynamic model of the 1930s, first appeared at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The smooth crossover had a 201-hp electric motor that powered each axle and claimed range from 350 miles to 400 miles.
The airflow concept has also served as a showcase for Chrysler’s parent Stellantis’ new electrical architecture (STLA brain), infotainment system (STLA smartcoopit), and driver-assisted technology (STLA autodrive).
Chrysler airflow EV concept
The second edition debuted in April at the 2022 New York Auto Show. Dubbed airflow graphite, its modifications were mere cosmetics. Chrysler has chosen a new black exterior and gray interior, with contrasting copper accents inside and out. Chrysler further noted at the time that the airflow was designed to fit a more powerful motor, possibly for the performance version.
Chrysler is silent about plans for a production version of the Airflow concept. Given that the patent application was filed in 2020, it is possible that Chrysler simply wanted to protect the design for use in concept vehicles. Chrysler has confirmed that it will launch its first production EV in 2025 and will only sell EVs by 2028. These EVs will be based on Stellantis’ four modular platforms, which were unveiled in July 2021.