2017 Chrysler Aspen Release Date
The 2017 Chrysler Aspen is expected to freshen the luxury SUV segment. According to the American company, this full-size three-row SUV will appear on the market no later than early 2017. There has been very little official information concerning this model thus far. Some sources suggest that the 2017 Chrysler SUV might even lose its Aspen nameplate.
The Chrysler Aspen full-size SUV was first revealed in 2006 as a 2007 model. It was originally based on the Dodge Durango SUV. The Aspen was actually the company’s first hybrid-powered vehicle ever, available with the Limited version only. The Aspen’s revival was warmly welcomed by car enthusiasts. Naturally, the news caused a lot of excitement among the owners of the original model and those who have had the opportunity to be driven in it.
2017 Chrysler Aspen Design and Specs
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is known for some outstanding SUV models in its range. Moreover, the Grand Wagoneer model has been announced by Jeep to slot right above the Grand Cherokee SUV. On the other hand, the famous Dodge Durango SUV is about to be discontinued. The good news is that the Chrysler Town&Country MPV will be completely redesigned.
The latest news coming from FCA opens a lot of room for speculation. It’s still not clear whether the 2017 Chrysler Aspen will based on one of the FCA’s familiar SUV models or it will come as a completely new model. Anyhow, the 2017 Chrysler SUV has been announced as a direct competitor of the Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse and Nissan Pathfinder. The fact that the new model will be offered with front-wheel drive points to a possibility that it could adopt the platform that underpins the latest Town&Country models.
The previous generation of the Aspen SUV used to be based on the Dodge Durango. However, the 2017 version should come larger than the Durango SUV. That is one of the reasons why many expect the 2017 Chrysler SUV to feature a less aggressive exterior styling compared to the Durango. It is rather perceived as a family-hauler which should turn out to be one of the best-selling models in the automaker’s range. Its greatest upsides include three rows of seats and an unusually comfortable and luxurious cabin.
2017 Chrysler SUV – Engines
There are many conflicting opinions when it comes to the engine range of the new 2017 Chrysler Aspen. Probably the most realistic ones suggest that it should borrow its powerplants from the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Town&Country models. Another option is that the new SUV could be fitted with one of the Pentastar engines that have been known as powerful yet pretty efficient units. Some of the likeliest candidates are the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 that makes 271 horsepower, as well as the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with an output that ranges between 270 and 305 horsepower. Alongside the standard FWD version, there will be optional AWD. Also, the company is very likely to offer the 2017 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid. Being announced as a family-hauler, the upcoming Aspen would certainly benefit from a hybrid system under its hood.
There is still quite a lot of time before the 2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV hits the showrooms. We certainly hope that more details on this vehicle will surface in the meantime. Anyway, the new generation of this model will undoubtedly follow in the footsteps of its predecessors.