The Chrysler in now the brand of the sedans and minivans. On their portfolio, it presently has two sedans the 200 and 300 models plus the all-new Pacifica minivan. Nevertheless, the things could modify in the next years because the Chrysler will theoretically expand the lineup of its vehicles. What has been reported is that Chrysler has the plan of joining to different brands in the crossovers and SUVs offensive. It had been firstly estimated that the new little sedan named the 100 will enter the market but it appears now that goals have changed. In that context, we’re able to soon see the 2018-2019 Chrysler Crossover and SUV models.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR THE CHRYSLER?
Effectively, it’s not the news that acceptance of the crossovers and SUVs in the constant progression and every key brand is investing in the new models. The sales of sedans and minivans are decreasing in the last few years while the sport power cars and pickup trucks are now in the focus of the majority of buyers. Because it should maybe not be the surprise that Chrysler desires to join that game and increase their profit.
2018-2019 CHRYSLER CROSSOVER AND SUV MODELS: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THESE MODELS
Unfortuitously, the information about 2018-2019 Chrysler Crossover and SUV models is minimal and there hasn’t been the word from the Chrysler about these models. Some studies claim that Chrysler intends to offer the smaller five-seat crossover to replace the Dodge Trip and to get against the models like the Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. On the other give, the larger full-size three-row SUV with the Chrysler banner should also see the light of the day and stand against the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, etc.
WHAT NAMES COULD THEY GET
Effectively, it is another mystery. To remind you, the Chrysler had two sport utility cars not so far ago. The full-size Aspen was new model for year 2007 and discontinued just a two model years later. The Pacifica was the mid-size crossover available between 2004 and 2008. The Pacifica is now reserved for Chrysler’s all-new and first actually plug-in hybrid 2017 Pacifica minivan. So, possible titles for the new models could be the Aspen or even the Town & Country as the Pacifica changed that minivan. Of course, Chrysler could use any name for the new models.
We don’t know much about the design of the potential models. Nevertheless, what we should expect is that Chrysler’s potential cars will naturally be centered on the new Pacifica platform.
On the other give, Chrysler’s new crossover could have a lot in keeping with the Jeep Cherokee K8 which will have three row of seats and must seem in the China. Nevertheless, the model with the Chrysler banner must present seats for the five and will have brand’s signature elements.
The seven-seat SUV must, on the other give, undertake much from the Pacifica minivan. It should have similar entrance fascia and will include similar illumination clusters and smooth body lines. This model should be bigger than a Dodge Durango.
The available features on the new models should largely mimic the things what we presently could possibly get on the new Pacifica minivan and sedan models. Of course, new model years brings some updates in technology and protection features. What we don’t expect is the Stow ‘d’Move chair feature.
2018-2019 CHRYSLER CROSSOVER AND SUV MODELS: POWERTRAINS
In regards to the powering units of the 2018-2019 Chrysler Crossover and SUV models, the Chrysler may undertake many options from the Fiat/Chrysler parts bin. The mid-sized crossover, but, must present four- and six-cylinder energy units. The front -wheel travel should be common and all-wheel travel optional. The Plug-in cross powertrain is also a possibility.
The larger SUV must get the V-6 engine and plug-in cross option as well. The new version of the 3.6-liter V-6 which presently powers the Pacifica minivan and produces 287 hp appears like the natural solution. The plug-in cross combines the version of the V-6 and two electric engines which get the power from the 16-kWh battery pack. The similar setup may also be used on the new SUV model as well.
2018-2019 CHRYSLER CROSSOVER AND SUV MODELS: ARRIVAL
Chrysler hasn’t however said any such thing on the rumors. Nevertheless, the 2018-2019 Chrysler Crossover and SUV models should come in the next two years. The bigger SUV must come as the 2018 model and may introduction in late 2017. On the other give, the smaller crossover should hit the roads as the 2019 model and introduction at some auto show in 2018.