Chrysler Portal concept may enter production

Chrysler is considering a production version of the electric Portal concept that it revealed earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Chrysler is considering a production version of the electric Portal concept that it revealed earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly told reporters at this month’s Detroit Auto Show that the automaker is considering a production version of the concept, but it wouldn’t arrive until after 2018.
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Tim Kuniskis, Fiat Chrysler’s passenger car chief for North America also threw in his support for the Portal concept at the show.

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“We haven’t been shy to say that we see the Portal as what we view as the future of family transportation,” Kuniskis told The Detroit News. “People ask me, is it a minivan? Is it a crossover? Is it a UV (utility vehicle)? We just say it’s the fifth generation of cars.”

The fifth generation label refers to how Chrysler views the Portal’s position in the evolution of the family vehicle, which started with the station wagon, then the minivan, which was followed by the SUV and now the crossover.

Source: Detroit News