Chrysler Looking Ahead at Next Minivan

Detroit Free Press - December 16, 2012

With four design con­cepts in the mix, Chrysler con­tin­ues to whip­saw on which brand will be the sole source of the next gen­er­a­tion of mini­van.

Check out the pos­si­ble con­tenders.

The four con­cepts: a Dodge and a Chrysler mini­van and a Dodge and a Chrysler crossover, are being shown to con­sumer clin­ics now as the com­pa­ny fig­ures out how to badge them for sale in 2014 as 2015 mod­els.

Cur­rent­ly the automak­er sells two brands of mini­van: the Chrysler Town & Coun­try and the Dodge Grand Car­a­van. But when the next-gen­er­a­tion redesign goes on sale, only one brand will sell a tra­di­tion­al mini­van with slid­ing doors. The oth­er will get a crossover that rides on the same under­pin­nings but with con­ven­tion­al doors.

Which sto­ried mini­van name­plate sur­vives?



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