2013 Chrysler Town & Country S Gets Moparized: 2012 LA Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Who said a minivan had to be boring? Chrysler certainly doesn’t think so, teaming up with Mopar to show off a ‘Moparized’ 2013 Town & Country S at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Chrysler Town & Country is now part of the “S” family of models for the American automaker, adding new exterior and interior accessories to give the minivan a bit more modern style. Powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the 2013 Town & Country features 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, with the powerplant mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The minivan achieves 17 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg on the highway.

The “S” trim outfits the Town & Country with a black chrome grille combined with blacked-out Chrysler Winged badges in the front and the rear, while the rear step pad also gets a black treatment. “S” model badging is seen throughout the vehicle while 17-inch wheels featuring a polished face and black pockets further accent the exterior. Lastly, blacked-out headlight bezels finish off the package. In addition, the “S” trim features a performance suspension that adds a whole new level of handling dynamics to the minivan.

On the inside, the American automaker started with Black Torino leather seats with an “S” logo embroidered in the seat backs while black Ballistic cloth seat inserts offer a nice contrast in texture. Grey stitching on the seats and the armrests provide a fine detail while Piano Black gloss appliques are seen on the instrument panel and on the spokes of the leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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Hanging out alongside the 2013 Town & Country S was a variant courtesy of Mopar, featuring plenty of functional accessories that transforms the family carrier to a true road-trip machine.

“We tailored the new Town & Country S for the active and style minded consumers. It’s the downtown style for the Town & Country’s uptown looks,” said Saad Chehab, President and CEO – Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “It’s more than fitting that we unveil this vehicle in Los Angeles given Town & Country S represents yet another modern take of ‘313’ in the ‘310.’”

GALLERY: 2013 Chrysler Town & Country

GALLERY: 2013 Mopar Chrysler Town & Country


Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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