• Nov 20th 2007 at 2:01PM
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click above image for more views of the Chrysler evoVoyager Concept

Chrysler has released sketches today of three eco-minded concepts it will be unveiling at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show in January, and the first we'll tell you about is the Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept. The ecoVoyager Concept appears to be a series hybrid, much like the Chevy Volt or Ford Airstream Concept, that uses a lithium-ion battery pack for jaunts of 40 miles or less and a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender to reach distances up to 300 miles away. Power is expected to be in the range of 200 kW total, which Chrysler claims is good for reach 60 mph in around eight seconds. The exterior features an extreme cab forward design creating an arch profile with flowing character lines coming from the front and back that intersect on the sides. The interior design is described as being like a luxury jet, though no images of the concept's innards have been released yet. We'll have to wait until we meet the ecoVoyager Concept in person come January to tell you more, but for now gaze upon Chrysler's first of three concepts that's slated for introduction on the biggest stage of the year.

[Source: Chrysler]



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2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept

The 2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept celebrates the romance of automobile travel embodied in a four-door, four-passenger distinctively American design. Designed for customers seeking elegance, simplicity and serenity, the elegant one-box design takes advantage of space normally occupied by a conventional powertrain setup. The 2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager features an advanced lithium-ion battery pack, along with a small, advanced hydrogen fuel cell that serves as a range extender. The result is a vehicle with a total range of more than 300 miles that emits no emissions from the tailpipe except water vapor.

Specifications
Length: 191.2 inches (4856 mm)
Width at H-point: 75.4 inches (1915 mm)
Height: 63 inches (1600 mm)
Wheelbase: 116 inches (2946 mm)


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      zjharva
      • 7 Years Ago
      this looks like a sentra!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope Chrysler is able to come out with some alternative fuel cars. This is a good step. It also answers the question of what would happen if a 08 Cadillac CTS and my 05 Prius had a love child.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Of course, Cadillac! I knew there was one other car I thought it looked like, just couldn't place it for some reason :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fire the staff. How that was thought of, given the go ahead for a final drawing and approved for release to the media is why Chysler is tanking. That is horrible.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm, looking at that sketch it seems Prius and Civic had a baby?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think it's a Nissan Sentra that drawn on a baloon, then as the ballon was blown up, it gave rise to this weird looking concept
      • 7 Years Ago
      Most cars wearing the Chrysler badge scream Plymouth.
      Chrysler brand should be soley squared off with Cadiliac and Lincoln. Plymouth needs to come back!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like this vehicle in that it's a new approach to the 4-door sedan. The current auto designs are in a rut - you've seen one SUV you've seen most all of them. Same with the CUVs and for the most part the minivans, sedans, and coupes. The whole lot of them. Give me something new and fresh, something to get excited about.
      • 7 Years Ago
      paint it black and white, throw it in the water, and it could be the new Shamu!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not bad except for the tail. They have got to stop with that rear end/pointy junk.

      What was that monster they just un greenlighted? imperial?
      • 7 Years Ago
      it looks like a an old Nissan concept.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Upon further reflection I think this would make a great Buick!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think this design is the best thing I have seen in a long time. It's beautiful. Naturally, some won't like it, but to me, this is a WINNER!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I could probably go an entire year without fuel with a plug-in hybrid.
      • 7 Years Ago
      greg howell, this is awful
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