Chrysler decided to revamp its minivan Town & Country after a really long break. The spy photos of the car reveal that the vehicle has undergone many changes and improvements. When the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country appears on the market, it will actually be the company’s only minivan, because the Dodge Grand Caravan will die at the time the 2017 model hits the market. This means that the 2017 Chrysler Town & Country will be completely alone and will have to fight against strong competition including the Honda Odyssey, the Toyota Sienna and the Kia Sedona by itself.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Exterior
Even though the car was heavily camouflaged, we were able to conclude that the vehicle has a new front fascia which hints strongly at Chrysler 200. The refreshment will make the vehicle slightly shorter but a bit taller. Generally, the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country will have sleeker design with several Dodge elements. The body lines and side profile of the minivan hint strongly at the 700C concept, except that T&C doesn’t have crazy side windows. There are also speculations that the upcoming model will be lighter and we sincerely hope this is true because lighter vehicle means better performance and better fuel economy.
Well, unfortunately the interior design was even more disguised than the exterior but there are several details which caught our eyes. The first thing we noticed is that the steering wheel was almost the same one as in Dodge. The infotainment system and digital instrument cluster are also Dodge-originated. The company didn’t forget to equip its one and only minivan with excellent technological features including an 8.4” screen with Unconnect interface. There are also some rumors that the company will include digital screen in the instrument cluster.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Engine
So far, we know that the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. When it comes to non-hybrid Town & Country, engine configurations depend on the weight of the vehicle. if the company manages to strip out a lot of weight, the 2017 model might get away with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled to a ZF-designed nine-speed automatic. If the vehicle turns out to be rather porky, then you shouldn’t be surprised if the company leans on a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine coupled to a nine-speed gearbox. FWD will arrive as standard, and AWD will be an optional extra.
This excellent minivan which is expected to go on sale sometime next year will be priced at $26.000 for the base model of course.