The Chrysler brand’s portfolio is a tad thin by industry standards. As Fiat-Chrysler Autos continues to dump money into the Jeep and Ram brands, Chrysler has taken a back seat. However, that will soon change according to a future car report from Automotive News.
Not one, but two new crossovers are slated to join the Chrysler lineup in the foreseeable future. The first is said to measure in as a mid-size crossover and will be built on the Jeep Cherokee’s platform. The first Chrysler crossover is expected to be built at the Belvidere, Illinois, assembly plant and should begin production in 2019. Three rows of seating is expected as well.
The second crossover will come later, and it’s the vehicles expected to wear the Aspen name. Fiat-Chrysler Authority discovered the patent filing for the “Aspen” name in 2015, which was expected to complement a new Chrysler Pacifica crossover. As we know, the Pacifica name was applied to Chrysler’s new minivan instead, which retired the Town and Country name.
The Aspen was last sold as a full-size SUV based on the second-generation Dodge Durango. This time around, it will still be full-size, but it will ride on the Pacifica minivan’s platform and also boast three rows of seats. The new Aspen is expected to show face in 2021.