|Assembly||Newark, Delaware, United States|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine||4.7 L (287 cu in) PowerTech V8
5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8
|Transmission||5-speed 545RFE automatic|
|Wheelbase||119.2 in (3,028 mm)|
|Length||200.8 in (5,100 mm)
Hybrid: 202.1 in (5,133 mm)
|Width||76.0 in (1,930 mm)|
|Height||74.3 in (1,887 mm)
Hybrid: 73.6 in (1,869 mm)
The Chrysler Aspen is a full-size, luxury sport utility vehicle from Chrysler. Launched for the 2007 model year, the Aspen was based on the Dodge Durango SUV. Together with the Durango, it was the first production hybrid vehicle from the company. It was discontinued in late 2008. The Aspen name was previously used by Dodge (on a twin of the Plymouth Volaré) from 1976 to 1980.
The Aspen was the first truck-based Sport Utility Vehicle commercialized under the Chrysler brand, although the PT Cruiser was the first truck-based Chrysler brand vehicle as classified under Corporate Average Fuel Economy's (CAFE) regulation. With this introduction, as of 2006, all American automobile brands had an SUV in their range.[unreliable source?] The truck was unveiled at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. The Aspen came equipped with three rows of seating for 8 passengers and available all-wheel drive.[dead link]
The Aspen came in one series, the Limited, with several optional equipment packages to customize the vehicle.
The Aspen had three engines available, a flex-fuel 4,701 cc (4.7 L; 286.9 cu in) V8 engine (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 5,654 cc (5.7 L; 345.0 cu in) Chrysler Hemi V8 with MDS.
A hybrid version of the Aspen was introduced for the 2009 model year. It was the first production hybrid vehicle from Chrysler, released at the same time as its lower priced cousin, the Dodge Durango. It had the 340 hp (254 kW) 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi engine with MDS, as well as the new Two-Mode Hybrid system developed with General Motors and BMW. Reports by Chrysler indicated a 25% gain in highway fuel economy and a 40% gain in the city.
The hybrid was discontinued a few months after production started in 2008.
Total U.S. sales 
In October 2008, as demand for full-size SUVs dropped off, Chrysler announced that the shutdown of the Newark Assembly facility, which produced the Aspen as well as the Dodge Durango, would move one year early 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.
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