Chrysler Picks CES Over Detroit to Debut its New Electric Car

Chrysler Picks CES Over Detroit to Debut its New Electric Car

In a surprising move, Chrysler will not debut a new model at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Next year will be the first time in seven years the company will not reveal a new car or truck in Detroit. Instead, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will reveal a new vehicle at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, suggesting its debut will be high-tech and possibly tied to its relationship with Google.

The automaker won’t sit out the show altogether, however, and will still have a presence showing off its lineup at the convention center.

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FCA spokesman Rick Deneau declined to say what the automaker has planned for CES, but the automaker did announce a partnership with Google in May to develop and deploy 100 self-driving Pacific minivans. Automotive News reports that FCA plans on debuting a fully-electric Chrysler Pacifica at CES.

Both GM and Ford are planning to reveal new models at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, along with BMW, Honda, Lexus, Nissan and Toyota.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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  • Noe

    Finally the old dinosaurs waking up to the reality that not only should cars become more central and/or a part of the IOT but also the crowd and consumer base there is better diversity than at a ‘auto show’ – the ces event also gets, if not garners, more attention for the car