The Aspen crossover was originally launched in 2005, based on the Dodge Durango. However, in first years, popularity of crossover segment wasn’t good, and many companies had to discontinue their projects. Same faith was with Aspen. Price of the fuel raised, so small interest among buyers caused a lot of damage to SUV industry. Recently, these vehicles became more popular, and fuel prices dropped, so many carmakers revived their crossover. Same is with mentioned vehicle, which arrives as 2017 Chrysler Aspen. After eight year drought, we can’t expect boom from SUV, especially because it is new debut. But, Aspen can establish itself to crossover market in tries to attack top of the class in upcoming years.
2017 Chrysler Aspen engine
Aspen was interesting and famous because of its drivetrain. Back at its beginning, crossover was the first vehicle of this type to ride on hybrid technology. However, last ten years this technology has improved, and we could see 2017 Chrysler Aspen getting power from same type of drivetrain. However, existing stories are telling about conventional motors. We believe that SUV is going to use 3.2-l Pentastar V6. Engine is good for 270 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Other possibility is larger 3.6-l V6, also Pentastar, with slightly more power and torque. Power is going to front wheels, or all, optionally. Estimated fuel consumption is 25 mpg combined for FWD and 3.2-l unit. Hybrid model will probably arrive few months after release of 2017 Chrysler Aspen.
2017 Chrysler Aspen redesign
As the last time, new Aspen could borrow some styling tweaks from Dodge Durango. Designers won’t try to make crossover too aggressive, but more lightweight materials are to be used. This raises mileage, which is main advantage in race for more buyers. The 2017 Chrysler Aspen can take 8 passengers, and cabin layout is in tree rows. Lights on the both ends are using LED lamps, and grille and bumper are going to present a new look.
2017 Chrysler Aspen price
Estimated price of the 2017 Chrysler Aspen is around $30,000 for base models. Hybrid and models equipped with 3.6-l V6 could cost significantly higher. This vehicle will face main competitors in Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, whose new models are expected in 2018.