Next Chrysler Minivan to Launch in 2015

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Chrysler’s next-generation Town & Country minivan will late next year with a plug-in hybrid powertrain ahead of the company’s previously-announced timeline.

During an interview with Automotive News at the Paris Motor Show, FCA chief Sergio Marchionne confirmed that Chrysler will launch the van late next year, roughly one year ahead of the timeline Chrysler outlined to its investors in May. The next-generation van is expected to closely follow the styling Chrysler showcased in the 700C concept and should be able to return up to 75 MPG.

Chrysler is expected to use its new nine-speed automatic transmission and offer the minivan with an all-wheel drive powertrain. The van will be built at Chrysler’s Windsor, Canada assembly plant. The facility will shut down for 12 weeks next year to re-tool for production of the new van, likely in the beginning of February.

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[Source: Automotive News]

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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