If you look at Chrysler’s current lineup, there are just a few models. Obviously, this brand needs something new to remain visible and logically, the new model should be an SUV. That’s why we are getting reports about the comeback of a familiar nameplate, the well-known Aspen. Allegedly, the new model would come as the 2022 Chrysler Aspen and it would represent Chrysler in the segment of mid-size SUVs. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so take everything you’re about to read with a reserve.
As we’ve just mentioned, there are no official details about the comeback. Therefore, the only thing we can do at the moment is to speculate and one of the first things that come to mind is the platform. If it arrives, the new model will be a crossover, with a unibody platform. Of course, we expect that Chrysler will make it pretty luxurious and stylish. A wide engine offer is another thing we want to see.
2022 Chrysler Aspen Design
As we’ve just mentioned, one of the things that are easiest to talk about is the platform. While the original Aspen was a body-on-frame SUV, the new one will certainly be a crossover. It will ride on a modern unibody platform and we presume that most of the parts will be shared with the new Grand Cherokee. In other words, it will ride on Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform, and this architecture guarantees a lot of benefits. First of all, it will be light and very engaging to drive. Also, this platform allows the accommodation of all kinds of powertrain options.
When it comes to the exterior design, it’s hard to talk about details, considering that there aren’t many models in Chrysler’s current lineup. We presume that some styling details will be borrowed from the updated Pacifica, but Chrysler is yet to establish its new design language. We expect to see clean lines and lots of classic design solutions.
The overall shape shouldn’t bring any surprises. Count on a typical SUV layout, though doesn’t exclude the possibility to see a bit of a sloping roof. The exterior size should be similar to the new Grand Cherokee, which means that the wheelbase will be 116.5 inches. Of course, a stretched three-row version is also possible.
When it comes to the 2022 Chrysler Aspen interior, the first thing that comes to mind is the space. We don’t expect that the standard model will come with three rows of seats, even though we are talking about a mid-size crossover. Instead, we count on two spacious rows of seats and a generous cargo area.
We expect that the new model will compete in the premium segment, with models like Acura MDX, Lexus RX, Infiniti QX60 etc. Therefore, the cabin should look pretty luxurious. We count on high-quality materials, loads of standard equipment and excellent build quality. Naturally, the standard equipment will include all kinds of tech goodies, such as a large infotainment screen, digital instrument screen and a full load of advanced safety and driver assistance features.
2022 Chrysler Aspen Engines
As we’ve just mentioned, the Giorgio platform would allow the accommodation of all kinds of powertrain options. We presume that base eversions would come with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, equipped with a mild-hybrid eTorque hybrid system. Chances to see a smaller and more efficient 2.0-liter turbo-four are also possible, while we presume that some higher-grade versions could come with HEMI engines as well.
Speaking of HEMI engines, a 5.7-liter V8 with 395 horsepower could also come in pair with the eTorque. The bigger 6.4-liter unit, as well as the Hellcat, are also possible.
Also, keep in mind that the company has recently launched a new plug-in hybrid system, based on the turbo-four engine. It debuted in this year’s Wrangler and it puts out around 375 horsepower. We presume Chrysler could come with something similar on the offer.
2022 Chrysler Aspen Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2022 Chrysler Aspen is just a rumor. The officials are still quiet, so take everything above with a big reserve. If it arrives one day, we presume that the base price could go around 45.000 dollars, roughly. Stay tuned for future updates.