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DETROIT — Chrysler revealed the path of its future merchandise on Tuesday with a brand new idea automobile known as “Halcyon,” because the as soon as distinguished auto firm makes an attempt to drum up consideration amid a dearth of recent merchandise.

The idea automobile is a smooth, future-looking sports activities automobile that is designed to include rising applied sciences equivalent to autonomous driving and new battery supplies and charging capabilities for electrical automobiles. It options an up to date Chrysler emblem in addition to different design traits that officers say will carry over into manufacturing automobiles.

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Nevertheless, customers will probably have to attend a bit to buy a brand new Chrysler with such applied sciences or something that probably resembles the idea automobile.

Following the discontinuation last year of the Chrysler 300 sedan, the model’s sole product is the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, together with a plug-in hybrid electrical mannequin. Except for an replace to the minivan, Chrysler — owned by Stellantis, the corporate fashioned through a merger between Fiat Chrysler and French automaker PSA Group — is not anticipated to have a brand new car till subsequent yr.

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The Chrysler Halcyon idea automobile.

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That new car – a crossover, not a automobile – is anticipated to be Chrysler’s first all-electric vehicle, because the model transitions to completely provide “a full lineup of revolutionary, seamlessly linked” EVs by 2028.

Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell, who began main the model in September 2021, stated the corporate expects to roll out such a lineup of automobiles “in fast succession” after the EV crossover subsequent yr.

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She stated Chrysler’s father or mother corporations didn’t put money into the model “for a really very long time.”

“I’d all the time like to have extra and quicker, however I can let you know that over the previous couple of years, we have not solely grown gross sales, we have improved the profitability of the model considerably,” Feuell stated.

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She stated regardless of slower-than-expected adoption of the EV sales within the U.S., the corporate stays on observe for its transition.

Feuell stated the model, which bought roughly 144,000 automobiles final yr within the U.S. and Canada, “made an excellent revenue” in 2023. These earnings will help in funding the long run automobiles impressed by the Halcyon idea, she stated.

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The Chrysler Halcyon idea automobile.

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Automakers routinely use idea automobiles to gauge buyer curiosity or present the long run path of a car or model. The automobiles should not meant to be bought to customers.

The Halcyon idea automobile boasts “concord in movement” and sustainability rules, in keeping with a number of officers. The car is constructed on one among Stellantis’ next-generation EV platforms. It contains artificial supplies fairly than leather-based; 45% glass floor exterior; and makes use of 95% sustainable inside supplies, together with crushed compact discs, or CDs, because the Chrysler emblem on the entryway of the car.

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The automobile is the most recent idea from Chrysler following a minivan-like “Portal” car in 2017, Airflow crossover in 2022 and “Synthesis Cockpit” demonstrator in 2023.

The Halcyon was scheduled to be revealed on the CES tech commerce present in January, nevertheless Stellantis canceled these plans in addition to different occasions to avoid wasting capital.

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The Chrysler Halcyon idea automobile.

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