Chrysler Aspen was unveiled at the 2005 New York Auto Show and produced for the first time in the following year. The full-size luxury SUV did not perform well in the market and was discontinued in 2009. But now the American automobile manufacturer is planning to reintroduce the car after the long hiatus. The upcoming model will be named 2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV.
2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV – Exterior and Interior Design
According to the carmaker, the new Aspen SUV will be built on the same platform as the Dodge Durango. This means that its overall design will be similar to the Dodge model. The car will be lighter than the previous model due to the use of lightweight materials like aluminium and carbon fibre. Its entire exterior will look aggressive, muscular and sporty. In the front end, the 2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV will sport a new grille, LED headlamps and a redesigned bumper. The sides will look amazing with a new wheel design and stylish mirrors. The rear end will be crowned up by a redesigned exhaust system, a modified bumper and LED tail lights.
The interior of the 2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV will get a lion share of the changes and modifications. The car will get an extra seat row, making it a full-size SUV. The premium models will get leather upholstery while the lower trim models quality cloth upholstery. The cabin will be enlarged to provide enough space for passengers and their luggage. Technology wise, the upcoming Chrysler car will get a modern infotainment system consisting of a large touchscreen and a powerful acoustic system. You should look forward to other tech features such as satellite navigation and an automatic climate control system. Other anticipated tech features include USB ports, Smartphone integration, Wi-Fi connectivity, AUX and Bluetooth. The 2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV will be safe and secure with the help of protection features such as cruise control, rearview camera, airbags, ABS, seatbelts, lane keeps assist, parking sensors and a blind-spot monitoring system.
2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV – Engine and Performance
There will be two engine options for the new Aspen SUV. The first choice will be a 3.2-liter V6 rated at 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The other engine will be a 3.6-liter V6 with a capacity of 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The two engines will be paired with a 5, 6 or 8-speed automatic transmission system. These transmitters will provide for both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. As for the fuel economy and pollution, the upcoming Chrysler Aspen SUV 2017 will record around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. It is also expected to emit less CO2.
2017 Chrysler Aspen SUV – Price and Release Date
The new Aspen SUV will retail at around $30,000. The prices will be higher for cars with premium features. You can expect to pay around $55,000 for the highly refurbished model. When it comes to the release date, the Chrysler car will be available to customers in late 2016 or early 2017. The following cars will be the main rivals of the new Chrysler SUV: GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Nissan Pathfinder, Chevrolet Traverse and Honda Pilot.