Chrysler’s next-generation minivans will benefit from improved fuel efficiency and all-weather functionality.
The new family haulers will come packaged with Chrysler’s new nine-speed automatic also used in the company’s 200 mid-size sedan and Jeep Cherokee. That equipment will offer the vans a bump in fuel economy, but they will also be offered with all-wheel drive according to a report by Automotive News.
During the Detroit Auto Show last month, FCA CEO Sergio Marhcionne said the new vans are 95 percent complete. Other changes to them include revised “stow-n-go” seats that will require less space than the current units. Chrysler first previewed the new vans during the 2012 Detroit Auto Show with the 700C concept shown here.
GALLERY: Chrysler 700C
[Source: Automotive News]