US: upcoming Chrysler minivan to feature several design changes image

The all-new generation of Chrysler’s Chrysler Town & Country minivan sees new details revealed, thanks to new documents posted by a supplier online about FCA’s redesign of the Canadian Windsor Assembly factory in Ontario.

Additional spy shots of the model have revealed that some of the interior changes will fall in line with the latest features shared by numerous Fiat Chrysler Automobile vehicles, such as an 8.4-inch touch screen and a rotary shifter positioned in the center console. Further revelations, brought by the supplier documents, could be even more important – with the minivan set to grow in dimensions – it’s a little taller and wider than the outgoing model. According to the company’s product planning strategy, the new car would be a 2017 model after the minivan went through the so-called “development hell” after the initial plans called for the car to appear this year. In the mean time, Chrysler (now FCA US) unsuccessfully bid for government support on the plant upgrade, axed the Dodge Caravan sister model and decided to go ahead and keep assembly in Canada.

Now the online supplier documents have revealed the upcoming minivan would be less than an inch taller and wider than the current RT model and the overall length would be matched. Additionally, the papers confirm what investors were told last May by the company that the next-generation Town & Country would also be offered with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain. As far as the interior is concerned, the minivan would adopt the latest generation of the Uconnect infotainment system that makes use of an 8.4-inch touch screen display.

Via Automotive News