With just a couple of models in its offer, this brand desperately needs any kind of novelty. Otherwise, we could easily see its discontinuation in the near future. Therefore, FCA works on a new SUV or crossover, which will carry a familiar name. The new model is expected to come in the next year, like the 2021 Chrysler Aspen. At this point, we don’t know too many details about it.
Moreover, it’s all about speculations and rumors, which are sometimes pretty opposite. Practically, the main thing that bothers experts is the platform. While some believe that the 2021 Chrysler Aspen will be a crossover, others count on a more traditional, body-on-frame platform. In both cases, FCA has an appropriate architecture to use for this model. We are still waiting to hear some words from the company on this matter. In any case, most reports suggest that the new model could come already in the next year.
2021 Chrysler Aspen Platform
Things with the platform are pretty interesting, as both unibody and BoF layouts are possible. At this point, many experts believe that the new SUV could easily ride on a traditional body-on-frame platform. If this happens, there’s no doubt that the new model will use the same architecture as the recently introduced 2019 Ram 1500. With such design approach, the 2021 Chrysler Aspen would be a typical full-size SUV, something that FCA currently doesn’t have in its offer, something that would compete with models like Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe.
The other scenario is even more interesting. In that case, the 2021 Chrysler Aspen would be a crossover with a modern unibody platform. That means it would probably have a lot of things in common with the next-generation Grand Cherokee. So, the new Aspen would also feature an Alfa Romeo-sourced architecture, known as Giorgio, which currently underprints models like Giulia and Stelvio. This promises great driving dynamics and overall performances but also means that the new crossover won’t be that spacious. Most likely, it would be a mid-size crossover, with either two or three rows of seats.
Styling and Interior
The most intriguing thing about the 2021 Chrysler Aspen is probably its styling. There aren’t many models in the current lineup. Practically, the Pacifica is the only up-to-date model in the offer. Still, we are talking about a minivan, which isn’t really a type of a vehicle where manufacturers can show a lot of aesthetics. Therefore, we may presume that Chrysler will come with something completely new. How is it going to look, it is hard to tell at the moment. After all, it will largely depend on the platform, so we won’t speculate too much
The same thing goes for the exterior design. The 2021 Chrysler Aspen as a crossover would come with a car-like cabin design, full of smooth lines and attractive shapes. Otherwise, we would probably see something similar to Ram trucks. As a body-on-frame SUV, it would definitely come with standard three rows, as well as with a generous cargo volume. In both cases, we count on a generous list of standard equipment, particularly in terms late latest tech goodies.
2021 Chrysler Aspen Engines
Once again, things will largely depend on the platform choice. A BoF design automatically means Chrysler’s familiar engines, starting fro large Hemi units, as well as high-performance SRT engine. Otherwise, the 2021 Chrysler Aspen would come with something far more efficient. Base models would probably come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with around 280 horsepower. The Quadrifoglio definitely won’t come. Instead, the platform could be adapted to some of large Hemi units.
2021 Chrysler Aspen Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the 2021 Chrysler Aspen could arrive already in the next year. Still, keep in mind that we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. When it comes to the price, base models would probably go around 50.000 dollars.