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We’ve seen the look of Chryslers to come

by Robert Miller on

Today, Allpar revealed the Chrysler Manta show car, which shows how designers have been looking at the brand’s future.

The Manta pushes the current Chrysler design language forward, and tightens the gap from today’s Pacifica to the language of the Portal Concept.

manta-poster

The Manta itself is a sedan. Raise the greenhouse, shrink the wheels, and you have a replacement for the current Chrysler 300C, preserving the spirit of the current side form with completely new treatments of the front clip and the rear appearance.  The company is apparently still debating whether to add a next-generation 300 to the crowded mix at Brampton, so 300 designs are still being explored.

Allpar insiders agree that Chrysler will get future product, most likely starting with a Pacifica-based crossover and a Jeep K8/Yuntu-based crossover. This loosely-Cherokee-based Chrysler would be larger than the Cherokee, smaller than the Pacifica, and powered by a V6 gasoline engine or a turbocharged four-cylinder; one of the new crossovers could be called the Chrysler Atlantic.

The future Chrysler crossovers will probably have optional plug-in hybrid powertrains, and could be built in Windsor, Ontario. The smaller crossover could also be made in Belvedere, with the Cherokee.

Chrysler did not have any comment on this story.

Robert Miller is a long-time Allpar contributor, Mopar enthusiast, and automotive photographer.

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