Chrysler electric SUV coupe could rival the Tesla Model Y

At the Stellantis EV Day 2021 event, the company teased the first mass-market Chrysler electric vehicle. It looks like an electric SUV coupe that could compete with the Tesla Model Y and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Design

The untitled Chrysler electric SUV coupe’s silhouette is similar to that of the Ford Evos. At the front, the slim headlamps are reminiscent of the Honda M-NV electric SUV when they’re turned off. LED light blades right below the headlamps flank the Chrysler logo. The faux upper and lower grilles seem to feature a diamond pattern. The fog lamp section houses three stepped LED light modules.

On the sides, the Chrysler EV features a floating roof and steeply-angled C-pillars. Flush door handles, large, dual-tone wheels, and sleek conventional mirrors are among the other visual highlights. The charging port is located in the front left fender.

Interior

The interior has minimalist vibes and a high level of digitalization, typical of high-end EVs. A ‘squircle’ two-spoke steering sits in front of the fully digital instrument cluster. A floating widescreen touchscreen infotainment system allows managing the comfort functions as well. The front passenger gets a dedicated multimedia screen integrated inside the dashboard. A bridge-type console between the front seats connects the dashboard, and it houses a rotary dial, which should be the electronic gear selector.

Specifications

The Chrysler electric SUV coupe sits on the STLA Large, a new bespoke EV platform for mid-size to full-size models measuring 4.70-5.40 meters (185.0-224.4 in.) length and 1.90-2.03 meters (74.8-79.9 in.) in width. Stellantis plans to offer EVs with battery packs having an energy content between 37 kWh and 200 kWh. This model would get the bigger units, but not the biggest of them. The company has confirmed that the STLA Large platform-based EVs will come with 101-118 kWh (gross/total capacity) battery packs and achieve a range of up to 500 miles.

The STLA Large platform has outstanding fundamentals, with the batteries nice and low, the EDM motors at the edges, allowing for a variety of wheel sizes, suspension heights, and widths. All of these components are out of the way, allowing us to do just about whatever we want on the top surface.

Ralph Gilles, Chief Design Officer, Stellantis (Stellantis EV Day 2021)

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