2008 Detroit Auto Show: 2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept
What it Is
Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept – 2008 Detroit Auto Show: Chrysler is anxious to remind us all that it's still in the game. It also wants us all to know that it knows the game has changed from big honkin' Hemis to environmentally friendly fare. Thus, the ovoid Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept. This four-door car is what Chrysler calls a "one box" design, with a continuous flow from nose to tail. But the big news isn't just styling, but the powertrain. Using a lithium-ion battery pack – the kind all the cool kids use these days – and a hydrogen fuel cell, the ecoVoyager promises 300 mile range with only water vapor emissions.What We Think
The ecoVoyager sounds like a good idea, although the egg-like styling we see in the above concept drawing is aggressively goofy. Still, Chrysler could certainly stand to brush up on its eco credentials, and concepts like this are a good step in that direction. However, when you remember that Honda is going to sell something just like the ecoVoyager in 2008, it looks more like Chrysler is playing a desperate game of catch up.
By Keith Buglewicz
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