First Look at Chrysler’s Next-Gen Minivan

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Is it the Town & Country or the Grand Caravan?

Our trusted spy photographer has just sent in this batch of pictures, proving Chrysler is working on a new minivan. Despite the heavy camo, there’s no mistaking the body shape and the suggestion of sliding doors. But is this the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country or the Dodge Grand Caravan? This is where things get a little confusing. At the front, the main grille and sleek headlights have a definite Chrysler feel to them.

However, at the back, the taillights are pure Dodge while the steering wheel and gauge cluster come straight from the Dodge parts bin. The 2016 Chrysler minivan will ride on an all-new chassis, codenamed “RU,” a platform that will also be utilized by Dodge with its new D-segment CUV to replace the Journey. Rumors suggest the new platform will feature independent rear suspension, a new generation of Stow ‘N Go seats, while the sliding side doors and tailgate will be foot-activated. Powerplants will include traditional gasoline units along with a plug-in hybrid variant that looks set to return 75 mpg. Look for the new minivan to enter production this time next year.

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