We’re just a bit over three weeks until the world’s largest technology trade show called CES (Consumer Electronics Show) starts, and more and more companies are preparing for the festivities to begin with teasers of new products released and more details emerging.
Now over the past couple of years, we’ve seen CES shift from being solely a technology show to more of a technology and automotive show, with more automobile manufacturers announcing new vehicle concepts and features. Last year, we had Faraday Future announce their hypercar concept, and Chevy introducing the all-electric Bolt. This year, it looks like Chrysler, or FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) will enter the fold, as they will announce a new electric car at CES 2017 instead of the Detroit Auto Show.
The announcement of the new car at CES would mark the first time in seven years that the company would not announce a new car at the Detroit Auto Show. The possible reason for the change will be to feature its possible relationship with Google, and how high-tech the car could be. FCA won’t be skipping the Detroit Auto Show altogether, they’ll still show their lineup of cars at the show.
Rick Deneau, an FCA spokesperson denied to comment on what the announcement would be, but Chrysler did announce a partnership with Google back in May that would produce 100 self-driving Pacifica Minivans. And according to Automotive News, we could be seeing a fully-electric Chrysler Pacifica Minivan at CES.
Either way, stay tuned to TechDependent for our coverage of CES to read all the news that comes out of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show.