2017 Chrysler Town and Country Spy Photos – 2017 appears so far away, but all the information we have readily available at this moment recommends that Chrysler is doing some extremely severe testing of the next generation 2017 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. It’s supposed to introduce at the end of 2016 as a 2017 design. Maybe, they are accelerating this vehicle to come out as a 2016 design? This is the very same cobbled-together model for the next-generation 2017 Chrysler Town and Country minivan that our spies snagged images of in 2015. This time, our spy professional photographers handled to get up close and individual with the T&C, illuminating formerly dark information about Chrysler’s individual’s mover.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Review
When the Chrysler Town and Country debuts at some point next year as a 2017 design, it will do so as Chrysler’s only minivan– no longer will there be a Dodge-branded twin. The Dodge Grand Caravan will die about the exact same time that the brand-new Town & Country strikes the scene, to be changed by a new, three-row crossover. That implies the T&C will be left on its own to do battle against the Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, Nissan Mission, and Toyota Sienna. As evidenced by the minivan paring at Fiat-Chrysler, the Chrysler Town and Country is being established for sale to a public rapidly disliking such automobiles. Chrysler needs to nail it to record a higher share of that shrinking purchaser swimming pool, a job sure to be made more hard by the display room existence of a Chrysler-badged version of the three-row crossover replacing the Dodge Grand Caravan. And Chrysler likewise needs the Town & Country to be a win for factors of pride: The business developed the modern-day minivan section, and the proverbial pie will be all over the proverbial face if its entry fizzles.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Interior
The 2017 Chrysler Town and Country model is seen here is basically a blank canvas onto which a great deal of random Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, and Ram pieces have been spread. As we noted when we last found this haggard test mule, the body appears to sit lower than the present Town & Country, and the roofing system has a crossover-like taper that suggests Chrysler is at least attempting to make the van stylish. Exactly what is fresh is that for the first time, we have actually gotten an appearance at the model’s interior and its rear suspension. Naturally, the interior is a mishmash of Dodge Durango pieces- witness the center stack and digital gauge cluster, and steering wheel.
When it comes to the rear suspension, it looks as though the T&C changes from a twist-beam rear axle to a multilink arrangement. Given how some underbody and the exhaust protecting pass below the axle, and that the suspension components we can see sit at an angle, it appears not likely that there is a full-width stick axle down there. This may sound small, however, it bodes well for the van’s interior product packaging. When we last spotted this test car, we speculated that the current-generation van’s smart Stow on Go folding rear seats might be binned, as there is no method the lower-looking floor could fit both the folding seats and, well, the rear suspension. An independent suspension, leaves more area for underbody elements like the exhaust, the fuel tank, and optional all-wheel-drive bits, possibly leaving space above for vanishing seats even with the chopped roofline.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Powertrain
So far, we know only that the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country will be used with a plug-in-hybrid powertrain. In a sector not known for powertrain options, a plug-in alternative will be strong and distinct– the van’s competitors all offer just a single engine/transmission combo. When it comes to the nonhybrid T&C, engine possibilities depend mainly on how much weight Chrysler can strip out of its minivan. If it can pull a lot of tonnage from the T&C, Chrysler might get away with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and its ZF-designed nine-speed automated. If the van ends up being porky, do not be amazed if Chrysler leans on its venerable 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which likewise might be mated to the nine-speed. Front-wheel drive will be standard, the however all-wheel drive might return as an alternative.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Price
Chrysler has informed us by means of its widely promoted future product plans to anticipate the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country to appear sometime next year. Chrysler also has provided an unclear base rate, its brand chief just recently saying that the brand-new minivan will begin at about $26,000. At that rate, Chrysler will leave a few Grand Caravan buyers in the cold– one of the most basic 2015 Dodge vans can be had for just under $23K– but will wind up more carefully aligned with the base rates of its competitors. Fully loaded Chrysler Town and Country will stretch all the way up to mid-$ 40,000 territory.