Although Chrysler is one of the key companies in the car market, it doesn’t have many models under its badge. This manufacturer includes various car brands, but the main one probably has the smallest number of models in the offer. Even more interesting fact is that there are no crossovers in the offer. This brand currently offers few sedans and minivans, but things are going to change.
The company has big plans for the future. It is mostly about SUVs and crossovers, while current cars won’t be a priority at the moment, which is something pretty much expected if we consider the current situation on the market. These kinds of vehicles are the focus of many car buyers. So, it is no wonder that the market is overflowed with them.
Why this matters?
Well, we have already said that SUVs and crossovers are a priority for many car buyers. Simply, it is about demands of modern drivers. Most of them need a highly versatile vehicle, which they can use in various situations. This is where crossovers play the main role. Of course, there is still a great number of drivers that prefer more capable vehicles, with better off-road characteristics. So, we definitely can’t ignore SUV and truck models. So far, Chrysler had two brands specified for these kinds of vehicles, Jeep and Ram. However, things are changing and every brand needs as wider as a possible offer. The company needs to work fast. So, the first 2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and crossover models should appear very soon.
What do we know about 2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and crossover models so far?
Well, Chrysler didn’t make a great effort to honor us with some more precise details. Most of the things about these upcoming 2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and crossover models are nothing more than rumors. At the moment, we can just speculate about them. So far, we know for one irrefutable fact about the new models. They already started to extrude some of the existing models from Chrysler, Dodge and other brands. Those models will be discontinued in order to provide enough production capacities for new SUVs and crossover.
Most likely, the first model to come will be a small crossover. We don’t know much about it at the moment. However, some reports suggest it will replace the outgoing Journey. This means it should rival models Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe. The next one should be a three-row crossover. Both models will share most of its characteristics with existing Jeep crossovers.
2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and crossover models design
Although a complete mystery, new models from Chrysler should adopt many design solutions from Jeep models. This part of FCA has been specialized for SUVs and crossovers. So, expect many siblings, especially in terms of mechanics, where all these models should share platform, engines, chassis etc. For example, the new three-row crossover will most likely be completely the same as the new Cherokee K8, which is a special, three-row version of the famous SUV.
Also, expect to see familiar engines. There are two probably the most common engines from the company, which will surely find their ways under hoods of new models. Those are a 4-cylinder 2.4-liter unit and a larger and more potent 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. Of course, expect some more advanced powertrains in the future, as well as electrified version. First hybrid and electric powertrains from Chrysler should come very soon.
When can we expect to see new 2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and crossover models?
As we already mentioned, most of these details about new 2019-2020 Chrysler SUV and crossover models are nothing more than rumors, so it is hard to make some more precise predictions. Most likely, we will see some new models already next year. Most of them will come in a concept form. On the other side, serial production should start in about two years.