So far, the Chrysler manufacturer has been in the sedans and minivans segment, but with the competition getting tougher, the Chrysler is ready to take the plunge into the crossover SUV segment. With this, it hopes to formally establish its presence in the two current most popular segments of SUVs and crossovers.
While the initial rumors were that Chrysler would be launching a small car, the market now expects a complete SUV and a crossover to be its latest productions.
Interestingly, the sale of minivans and sedans have been witnessing a declining trend, but those of SUVs and crossovers have been seeing the opposite and the officials of the company have decided to expand its profit by finally making what the market currently seems to be in love with.
What do we know about these two models?
The Company has remained tight-lipped about these two new models that it plans on launching in 2018-2019. However, the rumor mills suggest that it will be launching a midsize crossover which will be a five seater and will compete against Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
Design and Features:
When it comes to the design of the two new models, since the Chrysler midsize crossover in the market from 2004 to 2008, was the Pacifica, we expect the designs of the new models to be based on this one.
While the latest ones could have several common features with the Jeep Cherokee, one can expect the brand’s signature elements and the badge on both of the models.
The features of the SUV and the Crossover should be very similar to the currently available sedan and minivan features. We obviously expect Chrysler to provide the features in the latest updated versions along with the best technology and standard safety features for the passengers.
Engine and Performance: What to Expect?
The midsize crossover is expected to have four and six cylinder engines with front wheel drive and the optional All Wheel Drive (AWD) that all the latest models from the other makers are offering. We are also expecting a plug-in version of the hybrid.
The larger, bigger SUV will again give you two options – the plug-in version and the 3.6-liter V6 engine that will give you a 287 horsepower. The plug-in version will naturally combine the V6 engine and an electric motor for a certain level of eco credibility.
With others like Toyota and Ford coming up with such models, and Chrysler still stuck in the sedans and minivans, the makers didn’t want the boring tagline for sure. That is why, launching well designed, strong, powerful and eco-friendly models only makes sense. With the rumored models to hit the automobile markets soon, let’s hope Chrysler gets back on track!