Photos of the exterior show few details thanks to heavy camouflage on this prototype, but we did manage to get some clear shots of the interior.
Most of what we can see appears to be borrowed straight from Dodge and Chrysler’s current playbook. A touchscreen, likely an 8.4-inch unit, is found in the center console while a rotary shift knob is fitted to control the nine-speed automatic transmission that this van will use. Another large LCD screen is found between the tachometer and speedometer, sitting beneath a redesigned hood that covers the instruments.
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From the little we see of the exterior, it appears that the new minivan is taking its front fascia design cues from the Chrysler 200. Styling for the van will also take cues from the 700C concept which was rolled out in 2012.
Underneath its new skin, the minivan will likely offer the brand’s Pentastar V6 from launch, while a plug-in hybrid setup will join the lineup of offerings in 2017. Chrysler expects the plug-in hybrid minivan to return up to 75 mpg.
Keen eyed observers will notice a Dodge badge on the back of this prototype, a strange sight considering that Chrysler has announced that the Dodge Grand Caravan has been axed and only the Chrysler Town and Country will live on. Considering the rear hatch design, it’s most likely that this mule was cobbled together using old Grand Caravan parts, including the rear hatch with the Dodge badge.
The van is expected to launch in 2016 as a 2017 model year vehicle.
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