Minivans – what a boring segment – however, we’re pretty sure that someone, somewhere out there cares about them so we’re here to update you on some minivan news. Chrysler, which has dominated the segment for around 28 years. plans on offering just one single model that will be branded differently in the United States and Canada.
A next-generation model is currently under development and will debut in a couple of years. The model will be sold as the Chrysler Town & Country in the United States and as the Dodge Grand Caravan in Canada.
“If we go to one minivan, it would certainly be the Dodge Grand Caravan in Canada, but the Town & Country resonates more strongly here in the U.S., so that’s going to be the van in the U.S.,” said Reid Biglund, head of the Dodge brand.
Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has previously said that the replacement for the company’s minivans will include one conventional model with sliding doors and another that will be a ‘people carrier’ that will be a large crossover. Both will share the same under pinnings, will offer all-wheel-drive and a 9-speed transmission.
Production will be held at the company’s Windsor assembly plant.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News