For many years Chrysler has dominated on the minivan market in the United States. In this segment its flagship has been the Town and Country. However, the car hasn’t had any refreshment for about ten years. So, the Fiat owned automaker has decided to improve the situation announcing the release of the new 2016 Chrysler Town and Country concept. This edition will represent the fifth generation of the model launched back in 1989. It is expected to be the most advanced vehicle in its class featuring futuristic design, cutting-edge technologies and a quite powerful engine of high fuel economy. The minivan will come in six different trims, namely LX, Limited, Limited Platinum, S, Touring and Touring L.
Exterior and interior redesign
Car enthusiasts will surely appreciate the new T&C’s look. Reportedly built on the CUSW platform as the Cherokee, it will be slightly shorter and taller than its predecessor. The minivan will resemble the Chrysler 200 with its front end, while its side lines will remind the Chrysler 700 concept but with more traditional windows. The front fascia will feature stylish headlights and a strong bumper with wide air intakes. A new sliding door is another novelty for the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country concept. It will have a different opening system.
Inside, the car will offer comfortable and fashionable design as well. The cabin will feature convenient leather-trimmed seats with heating system for the first and second rows. The same system will be offered for the steering wheel. Depending on the trim, besides standard technical elements, the van may be equipped with remote start, automatically dimming rear-view mirrors, auto-switched headlights, security alarm, rear DVD screens, the Rear Park Assist system and blind spot monitoring.
According to the circulated information, the 2016 Town and Country concept will come only with one engine type. It is going to be a 3.6-liter inline-six Pentastar engine. This power unit is able to produce over 280 hp with 352 N-m of torque. As far as the transmission, the T&C may continue the current six-speed automatic with FWD, although some sources claim that the car will get an absolutely new nine-speed gearbox which would increase the torque. With such a powertrain fuel economy is estimated in 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on highway.