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|Automotive industry||Chrysler (2008-2009)|
|Assembly||Newark, Delaware, United States|
|Car classification||Full-size SUV|
|Car body style||4-door SUV|
|Automobile layout||Front-engine design, Rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive|
|Internal combustion engine||4.7 L (287 cu in) PowerTech V8|
5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8
|Transmission (mechanics)||5-speed Chrysler 45RFE transmission Automatic transmission|
|Wheelbase||119.2 in (3028 mm)|
|Length||200.8 in (5100 mm)|
Hybrid: 202.1 in (5133 mm)
|Width||76.0 in (1930 mm)|
|Height||74.3 in (1887 mm)|
Hybrid: 73.6 in (1869 mm)
The Chrysler Aspen is a Sport utility vehicle from Chrysler. Launched for the 2007 model year, the Aspen is essentially a rebranded Dodge Durango SUV. The Aspen name was previously used by Dodge (on a twin of the Plymouth Volaré) from 1976 to 1980.
It is the first truck-based Sport Utility Vehicle commercialized under the Chrysler brand, although the PT Cruiser was the first truck-based Chrysler brand vehicle in terms of CAFE fuel economy standards. With this introduction, as of 2006, all American automobile brands have an SUV in their range. The car was unveiled at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. The Aspen also comes equipped with three rows of seating for 8 passengers and All-wheel drive.
The Aspen comes in one series, the Limited, with several equipment packages available to customize the vehicle to one's individual tastes. Only a few standalone options are offered, in keeping with the Aspen's market positioning as an upscale SUV[who?].
There are three engines available, a flex-fuel 4.7 L (4701 cc, 287 cu in) V8 (capable of running on E85 or gasoline in states where E85 ethanol is legal under emission standards), a gasoline 4.7 L V8 (for California and other states where the E85 4.7 L V8 will not meet emissions requirements), and the 5.7 L (5654 cc, 345 cu in) Hemi V8 with MDS.
A Hybrid vehicle version of the Aspen was introduced for 2009. It features the 340 hp (254 kW) 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi Internal combustion engine with MDS as well as the new Two-Mode Hybrid system developed with General Motors and BMW. Reports by Chrysler indicate a 25% gain in highway fuel economy and a 40% gain in the city.
Chrysler announced that the 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid would have a starting MSRP of $45,570. 
On October 23, 2008, Chrysler announced that the shutdown of the Newark Assembly facility producing the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen would be moved up to the end of 2008, effectively ending production of the Aspen and Aspen Hybrid for the 2009 model year. Production ceased on December 19, 2008. 
- ↑ Jenny McLane; authorlink (2006). "Chrysler Aspen Boasting the Chrysler Design". http://www.redsofts.com/articles/read/329/59178/Chrysler_Aspen_Boasting_the_Chrysler_Design.html. Retrieved on 2008-04-27. "As per the Chrysler Aspen’s introduction, all American automobile brands have a SUV under their wings."
- ↑ 2008 Chrysler Aspen - Driving Dynamics - Drivetrain
- ↑ http://www.media.chrysler.com/dcxms/assets/specs/2009_ChryslerAspenSpecifications_WN.pdf
- ↑ Chrysler - 2009 Aspen HEMI Hybrid - SUV, Sport Utility Vehicle, Hybrid
- ↑ Chrysler - 2009 Aspen HEMI Hybrid - Benefits
- ↑ 2009 Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid Starting MSRP
- ↑ Edmunds Insideline: Chrysler Kills Durango and Aspen Hybrids
|Compact car||Le Baron||PT Cruiser|
|Town & Country|
|Mid-size car||LeBaron (2-dr)||Sebring||Sebring (2-dr)||Sebring conv.|
|E-Class||LeBaron GTS||LeBaron (4-dr)||Cirrus||Sebring (4-dr)||Sebring|
|Full-size car||Newport||Fifth Avenue||Concorde|
|New Yorker||New Yorker||300M||300|
|Town & Country||Imperial||LHS|
|Sports car||Laser||Conquest||Chrysler Prowler||Crossfire|
|Sport utility vehicle||Aspen|
|T&C||Town & Country||Town & Country||Town & Country||T&C|
|Personal luxury car||Cordoba|
|See also: List of Chrysler vehicles|