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Is Chrysler Going To Show An Electric ‘Halcyon’ Lifestyle Family Car Next Week?

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Well, isn’t this interesting. Chrysler, a brand that many had simply counted out due to a sheer drought of new product, put out this somewhat mysterious teaser image today along with the caption “Ready to witness Chrysler revolutionize the future of mobility? Stay tuned for the reveal next week.”

This might be a bit of a surprise considering the Airflow project is dead, but Chrysler did announce its EV would be a different model with a different name, so how surprised can we be? Given we’ve seen announcements from Jeep, Dodge, and Ram, it’s about time we saw signs of future life at Chrysler.

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So, what might America’s minivan brand be showing off the day before Valentine’s? Well, a clue might be found in Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 investor slide deck.

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This gives us a timeline, although I take slight issue with “Lifestyle Family Car” because it’s a meaningless phrase. A Lotus Evora, a Citroen DS, and a Saab 900 with a Toppola camper can all be considered lifestyle family cars if you’re brave enough, but let’s just assume that Chrysler means something that’s probably a sedan or a liftback, and probably a little more upscale than what Dodge will be offering.

Given the 18-month timeline between Dodge unveiling the Charger Daytona SRT concept and the impending debut of the production version, it would track that Chrysler is about to unveil a concept for a production car that should come to life later in 2025 for the 2026 model year.

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Zooming in on the teaser image, it’s easy to notice the word “Halcyon” written up a flashy visual streak. Could this be the name of the concept car? Possibly, although “halcyon” refers to an idyllically happy period of time, so it’s possible we’ll see the return of a strong existing model name. While Chrysler probably isn’t reviving the PT Cruiser, a new 300 makes a whole lot of sense. Even though that car’s popularity waned in later years, it was somewhat starved of updates, and the 2005 Chrysler 300C is starting to become cool again. If I dare to throw out a wildcard option, Concorde is a Chrysler nameplate ripe for revival, given its futuristic image.

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The bottom line? Don’t be surprised if Chrysler shows off a concept for a 300 successor on Feb. 13. Don’t be surprised if it rides on the STLA Large platform, and don’t count out the possibility it may come with the choice of a combustion-based powertrain in addition to the choice of an electric one.

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MikuhlBrian
MikuhlBrian
21 days ago

The replacement for the 300 sedan is what this will be. This will be the Chrysler equivalent to the Charger Daytona EV built on the STLA Large platform. Probably not as powerful as the Charger Daytona, but up there. Dodge has already stated that the Charger will come in both ICE (just Charger) and EV (Charger Daytona) in both 2- and 4-door configurations. So far, we have only seen 2-doors. This will be the public debut of the first sedan on the STLA Large platform. The teaser under wraps in the slide shows a sedan profile. Eventually there will be ICE versions of this Chrylser sedan (whatever they call it). Halcyon could be the equivalent to the Daytona name to signify EV, while the ICE version could (and should) be called the 300. Why waste all that name equity?

Ryan L
Ryan L
21 days ago

wider is better.

No Kids, Just Bikes
No Kids, Just Bikes
21 days ago

A new Chrylser?!?!

I am drowsy with excitement.

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
21 days ago

“Zooming in on the teaser image, it’s easy to notice the word “Halcyon” written up a flashy visual streak. Could this be the name of the concept car? Possibly, although “halcyon” refers to an idyllically happy period of time, so it’s possible we’ll see the return of a strong existing model name.”

Chrysler is just re-debuting the 1993 Concorde and 1996 Town & Country to Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart” and asking everyone to please forget the past 25 years.

sentinelTk
sentinelTk
21 days ago

God that Halcyon is like finding Waldo…..

Drive By Commenter
Drive By Commenter
21 days ago

An outdoorsy minivan.

BolognaBurrito
BolognaBurrito
21 days ago

So a Honda Element? I’m ok with that.

Geoffrey Reuther
Geoffrey Reuther
21 days ago
Reply to  BolognaBurrito

Heck, I was doing plenty of outdoorsy with a simple 2nd gen Kia Sedona. Honestly all it takes is a fold flat 3rd row and either fold flat or removeable 2nd row.

Taargus Taargus
Taargus Taargus
21 days ago

“Lifestyle Family Car” still sounds like minivan to me.

I have a weird love/hate relationship with Chrysler (and currently own one of their vans) so I’m probably one of the dozens who are actually curious as to what this product is going to be. It would be neat if the brand was saved with a couple of actual… you know… products?

Michael Beranek
Michael Beranek
21 days ago

I envisioned a 1977 Ford Country Squire. A whole lot of lifestyle.

Geoffrey Reuther
Geoffrey Reuther
21 days ago

Products are so 20th century. We’re all about vaporware now.

Harvey Park
Harvey Park
21 days ago

The best thing they could do is announce that the Chrysler brand is being retired tbh

Geoffrey Reuther
Geoffrey Reuther
21 days ago
Reply to  Harvey Park

I couldn’t tell you the last time I saw an actual Chrysler that wasn’t a clapped out 300 or a PT Frigate. I was starting to wonder if they were actually gone and I had missed the announcement.

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
21 days ago

Chrysler sales were up 19% last year, even though Stellantis North America as a whole was basically flat at a 1% drop.

Chrysler sold 133,700 units, which isn’t much, but it’s more than Lincoln (81,444), Land Rover (66,039), Genesis (65,398), Infiniti (64,699), MINI (33,497), Alfa Romeo (10,898), Jaguar (8,348), and Fiat (605).

Maserati hasn’t been released yet, but they were trending toward about 7,600 for the year.

It also isn’t all that far behind Vovo at 141,000, Acura at 146,000, or Buick at 167,000, considering Chrysler was doing all that with only two aging models, both of them in declining market segments (a large sedan and a minivan).

Harvey Park
Harvey Park
21 days ago
Reply to  Ranwhenparked

I don’t doubt the numbers, I meant Chrysler hasn’t made a decent car since the 1930s

Dan S
Dan S
22 days ago

Oh please let it be an EV PT Cruiser!

Canopysaurus
Canopysaurus
22 days ago

I’m hoping for a Chrysler Imperial pickup with a convertible roof.

Michael Beranek
Michael Beranek
21 days ago
Reply to  Canopysaurus

Might as well put chandeliers on the fenders like the Duke of New York.

David Mullis
David Mullis
22 days ago

In today’s American landscape, the most daring thing a domestic car nameplate could do is introduce a new SEDAN.

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
21 days ago
Reply to  David Mullis

A personal luxury coupe would be even more outlandish. BRING BACK THE CORDOBA!!!

David Mullis
David Mullis
21 days ago

Anything but an SUV

StillNotATony
StillNotATony
22 days ago

Come on new Crossfire!!! Daddy needs a gasoline or electric convertible!

Not The Ford 289
Not The Ford 289
22 days ago
Reply to  StillNotATony

It wouldn’t make sense for a new crossfire. They screwed it up the first time by not putting a Hemi in it, and now the Hemi is gone! It would be a lost cause… if you wanted a gas version.

Michael Beranek
Michael Beranek
21 days ago

A Crossfire-sized convert with a Hurricane I6 and a manual would be pretty cool.

Usernametaken
Usernametaken
22 days ago

Guys! Guys!

You have it all wrong. Stellantis (ask your Dr if Stellantis is right for you) is European. This is clearly a metric date.

So we can expect a press release on January 2nd 2025

Captain Muppet
Captain Muppet
21 days ago
Reply to  Usernametaken

The rest of the world hates how the US, and only the US, writes dates.

It’s horrific for the days of the month after the 12th, but at least we have a chance to work out what you mean. The first 12 days of the month are confusing to the point of uselessness.

Please stop this.

Day/month/year or year/month/day are the two orders of those time units that make sense, putting the shortest or longest unit in the middle is insane. You don’t do it with hours/minutes/seconds on clocks do you? No.

At least I hope not. I’m worried I may have inadvertently invented the new American clock, with seconds in the middle for no reason at all.

rctothefuture
rctothefuture
21 days ago
Reply to  Captain Muppet

When you have the largest military, the most nukes, and the most flags on the moon, you can write your dates however you want.

Captain Muppet
Captain Muppet
21 days ago
Reply to  rctothefuture

That’s all great, unless you want the counties you’re trading with to know what day you want stuff.

AlterId
AlterId
22 days ago

The last time I remember seeing an advance notice like that one it was for the original Segway. Which, you have to admit, was and is a BEV.

Chris Stevenson
Chris Stevenson
22 days ago

It’s another Tonale/Hornet variant!

Taargus Taargus
Taargus Taargus
21 days ago

Boy I really really hope not.

Michael Beranek
Michael Beranek
21 days ago

You’re probably right.

Accordian
Accordian
21 days ago

If it is, I hope they call it Town & Country

Chris Stevenson
Chris Stevenson
21 days ago
Reply to  Accordian

I wish they hadn’t wasted the TC name for that Maserati tie-up. They could have called the Pacifica the 400TC, for Town & Country.

Brian Ash
Brian Ash
22 days ago

Obviously it’s the Chryocopacto to compete with Honda, except it will cost $2000. They will announce Chrysler is exciting the vehicle business and going to be an ebike/escooter company.

Don Kasak
Don Kasak
22 days ago

I’ll accept Halcyon as a name, but only if this song plays during its intro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6pUyxcKrRQ

Grey alien in a beige sedan
Grey alien in a beige sedan
21 days ago
Reply to  Don Kasak

I thought the same thing. Speaking of which, Orbital just released a new single last week.

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Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
22 days ago

I think this is just going to be the production version of the Airflow, even though that was already production ready when shown, Chrysler’s brand manager didn’t like it and ordered it scrapped and replaced with an alternate proposal that had been designed alongside it and had supposedly a more modern look. Also, the Airflow name was apparently unpopular within Chrysler, with most of the marketing staff preferring one with no connection to the brand’s heritage, also specifically ruling out 300 as one to be reserved for some future project.

So, the production version of the alternate Airflow option B has been named Halcyon and that’s what’s being shown. It’s an electric crossover similar to the Airflow, but with a more distinctive appearance.

That’s my guess, anyway

Rod Millington
Rod Millington
22 days ago

I too look forward to a car with built in AI with both 100″ of screens and 100″ of HUD. I’m sure the mandatory voice recognition will be work flawlessly.

In all seriousness, if it’s an EV wagon I will be excited. There’s been good talk about how the wagon will return to replace the SUV in the quest for better aero.

Arch Duke Maxyenko
Arch Duke Maxyenko
22 days ago

I’m calling it here, this will be the all new Chrysler TC by Maserati.

Saul Goodman
Saul Goodman
22 days ago

*trembles*

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
22 days ago

Barf.

Protodite
Protodite
22 days ago

I wish, they would be more distinctive than what I’m sure will be an electric crossover…

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
22 days ago

A personal luxury coupe with a removable, porthole-windowed hardtop is doubtless a lot more interesting than what this product will actually be

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