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Sergio Marchionne has reportedly confirmed that the next Chrysler Town & Country minivan will be available with all-wheel drive. According to The Detroit News, Marchionne has also confirmed that this vehicle will continue to be a traditional minivan, but the company also plans to spin off a crossover-style people mover as well, a model that which hasn't been finalized yet.

The new platform will also allow Chrysler to narrow the minivan's track, which helps attract European buyers. The fate of Stow 'n Go seating, the feature whose packaging requirements is understood to have killed all-wheel drive back in 2004, remains to be seen. Though the new models were scheduled to arrive in 2014, Marchionne has apparently also pushed up the timetable for their release, and they will likely surface in 2013.


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      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, looks like this Italian controlled/owned company is beginning to really come up with some good ideas. Sounds good but think I'll buy American.
        warren,
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dave
        If you want to "buy American", the Chrysler T&C wouldn't be the choice to make anyways, given that it's built by a bunch of donut-eating Canadians. Heck, even Marchionne is a Canadian -- hell, he went to university in the same damn town the T&C is assembled in! Oh, and that's where the vast majority of your car-buying money pays for, anyways: assembly.... so all this yap about "foreign ownership" isn't very interesting if you're actually concerned about where your money goes.
      Stacey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey Chrysler! Want a sure winner of a mini-van? Here's a few options for you: 1) AWD 2) Hybrid 3) Diesel You can even mix and match!
      Vinny68
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't the Dodge Journey already a "crossover-style people mover "?
      CoryB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Perhaps they should call this "crossover-style people mover" the Pacifica!
      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet they will do a mini-minivan...ala the old regular sized Caravan. They're smelling success of the smaller van market and want a piece of the action (as they should).
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds good to me, even if I don't like minivans, lol. What about the hydraulic hybrid minivans? When can one expect to see those on the road?
      New Shimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      They could have all-wheel-drive and sto-n-go if the rear wheels are powered by electric motors. I have a Dodge Grand Caravan with sto-n-go, and I hardly ever stow the second row seats. Here's my open letter to Chrysler. Build a van with non-stowing second-row seats. Keep the wells, but put Li-on batteries in 80% of the well-space (keep 20% for nicknack storage). Send the battery power to motors on the rear wheels, thereby offering hybrid abiility and limited AWD at a reasonable price. If you can make 30-30 EPA, you'll have a winner on your hands.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Red Walker
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ahhh, Chrysler...... Please, please, please, please ADD SOME LEGROOM to the driver's and passenger seat. On long trips the inability to truly stretch out your legs .....has kept me from buying a MOST WANTED minivan. I am tall and all my family is tall and leggy .... we want legroom. Give it to us .....PLEASE!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, where is there a photo of the second model Chrysler is thinking of making?
      turbonium959
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear, Chrysler. I just hope that you remember last time someone tried to make a "cross-over styled people mover" that was based on a minivan - Pontiac Aztek.
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