The 2017 Chrysler Town & Country has been spied yet again, as the company continues with aggressive road testing for the next generation. The spyshots, courtesy of Allpar.com, don’t reveal much because of the heavy camouflage, except that the tail lamps have received LED treatment.
Reports say that the next-gen 2017 Chrysler Town and Country will debut next year and go on sale for model year 2017 in the U.S. market. The current 3.6-liter V6 engine will be replaced by an enhanced 3.2-liter V6 engine. It will be linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which should be the one currently doing its duty in the Jeep Cherokee.
The 2017 Chrysler Minivan could also get a hybrid powertrain. Currently there’s not a single hybrid model in Chrysler’s line-up but the 2017 Town & Country could be the first one. A report released in March said that Chrysler is retooling its Windsor Assembly with an investment of more than US$2 billion and readying the assembly line for building the plug-in electric hybrid variant.
According to the aforementioned report, the company is planning an array of hybrid vehicles including a new full-size crossover which get a plug-in hybrid variant in 2017. Electrification will be extended to pickup trucks as well.
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