• Jun 6th 2006 at 9:15PM
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Johnathan Stein over at HowBourgeois ran across this heavily disguised prototype of what appears to be a 2008 Dodge Caravan, or possibly a Chrysler Town & Country, or possibly what will eventually be an unnamed Volkswagen minivan. He braved severely aggravated DaimlerChrysler staff to capture the exterior, otherwise we'd be staring at the interior accoutrements, as well. As all spy shots of these gen minivans have been heavily disguised so far, we're not really expecting the final products to show their faces at the L.A. auto show later this year. We'll likely meet them for the first time at the Detroit show in January.

[Source: HowBourgeois]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Semi related question... what's the most the Chrysler employees could have done? Once you take the vehicle on public streets, doesn't it become legal to take pictures of anything that's visible from the outside. The paparazzi do it all the time. And people have been arrested for things done in their cars as if they were done in public.

      I would think the best the imployees could do is stand in the way of the camera.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I would laugh and keep snapping. The Chrysler employees have no right to keep people from taking pictures in a public space. And if they lay a finger on you, you've got a good legal case on your hands.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Glad Jonathan had a good time taking these pictures
      and enjoying how steamed(?) the drivers were. I was the
      driver of the van pictured. I was near the van while he took his photos and didn't say a WORD to the putz until he attempted enterior shots at which time I inserted myself between the van and his camera. There are about 12 photos on the net of this prototype taken since January of this year. However, I got fired because of his pictures. Since some of you seem to enjoy test drivers getting edgy over picture taking, that should give all you car nuts a hearty laugh.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The shape has that melted, dull VW-ness about it. As the writer implies, though, it could be any one of them
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just want to clarify something - this was not being driven by Chrysler employees but by those of a contract engineering firm, and they never threatened anything. They were just vocally steamed about the pictures.
      • 9 Years Ago
      and there is no point paying attention to those prototypes. they are coming anyway, or otherwise canceled by the company, which is gonna be worthless.