Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has made plans for the future. The plan mentions the future of some certain models. However, some issues still remain open. More specifically, were not disclosed specific data on certain models. What attracts a lot of attention, is the return of Chrysler brand’s popular SUV segment. 2019 Chrysler SUV will enrich the offer of this group. What looks forward to fans of this kind of vehicle is that Chrysler plans to offer at least two crossover SUV models in the future.
Many of the issues linked to this new Chrysler model, appeared when Jeep introduced its Yunta Concept at 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. On that occasion, it was announced that the new Jeep designed for customers in the Chinese market, but that his “twin brother” will be offered to American buyers as the 2019 Chrysler SUV. This new model will replace the Dodge Journey SUV to offer the company. This model is sold as the Fiat Freemont in the market of Europe.
Specs and Design
The new model is based on the Jeep Cherokee (K8) model, which is offered in the market of China. This model offers three rows of seats and comes in a special configuration. The vehicle combines a new 2.0-liter turbo engine with GME 9-speed ZF automatic transmission. In this configuration, the model comes as a plug-in hybrid or PHEV version. On the other hand, there is the option that offers the internal combustion engine.
2019 Chrysler SUV is a version of this model, which will be aimed at customers in the US market. For this reason, it is expected to offer a different powertrain. However, it is possible that the Americans get a PHEV version of the model. In any case, the new SUV, the Chrysler badge, changes the current Dodge Journey (JC). Although two of the same model, the new Jeep and Chrysler’s SUV will vary according to the specific details. For now it is known that the American version (Chrysler), will be available in 2018, as a 2019 MY. Also, the new Chrysler SUV arrives from Belviderea.
Another fact is really interesting. Chrysler has announced that it will offer another SUV model in the coming period. This model is designed to be a crossover semi-new Chrysler Pacifica MPV model. About this model has less information. However, it is emphasized that his coming is directly dependent on the cessation of production of the Dodge Grand Caravan models. This will free up production capacity and production of the new Chrysler SUV models will be able to start.
2019 Chrysler SUV Speculation
When the FCA published data and information on the arrival of two new SUV models under the Chrysler brand, there were many questions. First of all, the question is, what name will bring a new model. There are indications that Chrysler could return Aspen name, which is already used for its SUV model. This makes sense, because the new model announced as PHEV model.
Recall, the previous Chrysler Aspen SUV is the first hybrid model of the brand. Also, the old model was configured as a three-row SUV, as will be the new 2019 Chrysler SUV. There are many common points and similarities between the former Aspen models, and announced a new SUV. Therefore, the Aspen name arises as one of the possible solutions.
Despite the fact that the new model will arrive in PHEV issue, we should expect a version with a conventional engine. In this case, Chrysler SUV could be equipped with one of the strong and economical Pentastar engine. Many would like to see the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 271 horsepower, or a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine under the hood of this model.