Chrysler’s autonomous, electric MPV shows the company’s vision for the future of motoring
4 January 2017

The Chrysler Portal concept has been revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show, and demonstrates the brand’s vision for electric and autonomous vehicles.

It’s electrically powered and capable of level three semi-autonomy – where the car can take over in certain circumstances, with the potential to accommodate level four (high automation) autonomy. It’s for this reason that Chrysler also labels the car as ideal for ride sharing and hailing strategies of the future.

Chrysler claims an electric-only range of 250 miles for the concept, from a 100kWh battery pack which drives the front wheels. The Chrysler logo on the front of the car lights up to indicate the car’s state of charge.

Chrysler also claims that the interior capitalises on the packaging improvements facilitated by the battery electric vehicle powertrain.

The brand is aiming the Portal concept squarely at millennials with its ‘created by millennials for millennials’ mantra, and the car is designed to adapt to changing circumstances, for example, single life progressing to married life, to eventual family life.

The doors of the Portal concept – two sets of sliding doors - open away from each other, creating a large opening to access the car. Inside, there are eight docking stations and a wireless network adding to the catalogue of technology – the dashboard is completely button-free, for example, and features two large screens in place of all dials and buttons. Only one twistable knob remains, to control the volume of the infotainment.

Chrysler also claims that the Portal features facial recognition technology, as well as voice recognition, which when the car recognises a regular user, will adapt vehicle settings to their preference. The car can also communicate with infrastructure.

Read more CES news here

Our Verdict

Chrysler Voyager

The Chrysler Grand Voyager offers ample room for seven in this comfortable and capable MPV

Join the debate


22 January 2017
I was excited to scroll through these photos until I discovered the absense of a steering wheel
Ian French Huddersfield

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Dallara Stradale
    The Stradale is the first road-legel car from Italian motorsport constructor Dallara
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    The motorsport constructor's first road car is inspired by Lotus minimalism. Does it thrill on road and track?
  • Hyundai i30 N
    Standard spec is good so paint colour is our car’s only option
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    What’s Hyundai’s first hot hatch and N-brand debutant really like? Let’s find out
  • Porsche Boxster GTS
    This is the new GTS version of the Porsche Boxster
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The 718-generation Boxster is our favourite roadster of the moment – so is this new GTS variant worth the extra outlay?
  • BMW 5 Series
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The BMW 5 Series is top of the mid-exec pack, but is there still room for a diesel saloon in everyday family life?
  • Audi A7 front
    First Drive
    14 March 2018
    The new Audi A7 Sportback looks the part, but how does the new Mercedes-Benz CLS rival cope on UK roads? We find out