Among the many automotive-related concepts showcased at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas one of the more interesting was the FCA-signed Chrysler Portal.
As it turns out, a new report now claims the concept from CES might serve as a preview for a “fifth generation” vehicle reaching the showrooms after 2018. And these are the words of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, with the hint being supported by Tim Kuniskis, Fiat Chrysler passenger car boss for North America – “We haven’t been shy to say that we see the Portal as what we view as the future of family transportation … We just say it’s the fifth generation of cars.” Meaning it would come as a follow-up to traditional vehicles like station wagons, minivans, and SUVs and the company is currently “gauging interest” in such a vehicle.
The Chrysler Portal concept was imagined as a “third space” for families – featuring a crossover-like design and an all electric powertrain with autonomous capabilities. The cabin has room for six in a lounge-inspired space and is brimming with high-tech features such as facial recognition, Level 3 autonomous systems and even a “community display screen” to allow passengers to share media, as well as an intercom system for parents or a gesture-control system.
Via The Detroit News