- Jan 4, 2007
The dam has broken: more DCX minivan pics appear on web
A kudos goes out to the Chrysler Group PR team, which has been trying to plug these leaks since early yesterday morning, but at this time what was once a leak is now a deluge of images revealing the 2008 Chrysler Town and Country minivan all over the internet. According to CarScoop, today's new images and info can again be traced back to a Spanish site, this one named KM77.
More info can be found after the jump, and click here to view the gallery of images showing the pics that have already been seen on the internet so far.
[Source: KM77 via CarScoop]
UPDATE: Automotive News has published more specific information on the DCX vans. The rotating second-row captain's chairs are officially called Swivel 'n Go. The MyGIG entertainment system with dash-bound hard drive that debuted on the Sebring Sedan is available as an option, which, while great for playing music like an iPod would, cannot play digital video on the optional dual flip-down LCD screens (fix that, Chrysler). Finally, the new 4.0-liter V6 produces 240 hp and 253 ft-lbs of torque and is mated to a six-speed auto. A 3.8-liter V6/six-speed auto and 3.3-liter V6/four-speed auto will also be available.
Aside from the pics, the real kicker here is all the information that's now available on Chrysler's next-generation minivans. For instance, as is evident in the images, the second-row captains chairs are able to swivel 180-degrees and still do the whole Stow N Go thing. A small, stowable table can also be placed between the rotated second-row captain's chairs and the back bench to create a nice place to play Texas Hold 'Em on long trips. Also of note are the two large screens that flip down from the roof-mounted center console and the fact that each is playing a different video. This implies that the T&C's entertainment system will be robust enough to handle at least two separate video inputs at the same time.
The Spanish site, which can be read in translation here, also talks about what engines are currently available for the vans in Europe, but does confirm the addition of a 4.0-liter V6 for North America. No word on power figures, though most expect it to be paired with a six-speed auto.
There's stlil plenty to learn about the Town & Country and its platform mate, the Dodge Caravan, which we'll bring you during the Detroit show.