Chrysler Halcyon concept.
Those of us expecting a realistic preview of Chrysler‘s first EV coming out next year are pretty disappointed today. I know I am.
Yes, the Halcyon concept looks pretty stunning, from some angles. But it also feels like something we’ve seen before. It does look like a blend of many new EVs, especially from China, we are currently seeing. Although the Halcyon is more modern and a bit more futuristic, it is a concept and will be seriously toned down for production. The strong profile line going around the whole car looks great, but will it still be there next year? The doors are very gimmicky and almost old these days. And the interior is just a pure concept that will probably have no connection with the production model. Except for the usual center screen.
No, the Honda/Sony Afeela concept isn’t as good-looking as the new Chrysler Concept. But I wonder if the production version will end up looking a bit like the very generic Afeela, which would be very sad.
With only about a year away from the production model, I was really hoping for something more realistic.
The Airfow concept they showed us in 2022 looked like a production car. Although it would have looked pretty old and bland by next year. The Kia EV6 always looked much more modern than the Airflow.
Chrysler did the right thing by coming up with something else. However the new concept is so unrealistic for a car that is expected next year, it is really hard to see that new design direction. And again, let’s hope it doesn’t end up looking like one of the many Chinese EV sedans that are introduced every week…
At least, we know the first Chrysler EV won’t be an SUV…