The closest vehicle to the crossover that Chrysler has at the moment is their Pacifica minivan. Although successful, this model belongs to dying class in the car industry. Many other companies already quit the segment and turned into the development of SUVs. It is not a bad move since it makes a profit. Now, it is time for Chrysler to consider the same. Shall they make a crossover from Pacifica, it is only one option.
Nevertheless, this is not the only option and concern for the US carmaker. Pacifica was a crossover. A stint between 2004-2008 wasn’t so successful. The production discontinued, and the model turned to a minivan. Another possibility is a return of the full-size Chrysler Aspen SUV. This comeback is more likely to happen. It would be hard to explain to Pacifica minivan’s fans that their favorite vehicle is now a crossover. On the other hand, Aspen wouldn’t have such problems, since we already know it as big SUV.
2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and Crossover Models Engines
Everything related to the 2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and Crossover Models depends on where the company wants to start. It is hard to believe that Chrysler will come out with the entire lineup of crossovers at once. More likely is that the entry-level models will belong to the compact class. After that, we can see either full-size Aspen or some other mid-size SUV.
But, what should be under the hood of the small crossover? Engineers could find some solutions in other models of Chrysler/Fiat group. There are various options, but for the entry model, it would be some 4-cylinder unit or small V-6.
Another possibility for a drivetrain of some Chrysler crossover in 2019 and 2020 is a plug-in combination. Pacifica minivan is already a hybrid, so it will be easy to carry over the system to an SUV. That is easier to predict. The current minivan is using a 3.6-liter V-6 drivetrain as the base engine. It is paired with 16 kW battery pack. This hybrid can go 33 miles only using the electric power, estimated MPGe is 85, and total range 570 miles. In 2019-2020 season we can be sure that higher outputs will be available.
2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and Crossover Models Expectations and Competition
From the Chrysler crossovers, experts expect an immediate impact on the market. Either compact or bigger, these SUVs will be luxurious and stylish, so all rivals will see it as a threat. We can even see some sort of autopilot or autonomous drive. This would be the radical step, which will make other companies go in the same way.
2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and Crossover Models Prices and Release
First units from factories in the US factories will be out in 2019. Chrysler will make a premiere probably in Detroit, as the biggest car show in the world. There, every true car fan will see the lineup and that would be the best ad the company could make. To be competitive, luxurious crossovers will come with price tags similar or even under the competition. That will be another clever move and trick by bosses to step into the segment and lure as many buyers as its possible.