Next-Generation Chrysler Minivan at Least Two Years Away

The next-generation minivan that’s set to replace the current Canada-built Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan won’t arrive in US showrooms sooner than 2016, according to Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.
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Speaking at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show this week, Marchionne said that the design for the next-generation minivan is “95 percent” complete and the the new vehicle would become available in the next “24 to 30 months”. This means the people-carrier will be officially unveiled sometime next year.

The Italian boss decline other details, but revealed that an internal decision on investing in Chrysler’s Windsor assembly plant for the next-generation minivan is to be announced in the first quarter of 2014.

Little is known about the next-generation Chrysler minivan, but the Detroit-based manufacturer is reportedy working on an enhanced version of its innovative Stow 'N Go feature.

In related news, Marchionne also said that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler is up for approval in the next 10 weeks. The new iteration is expected shed some weight and could see the introduction of a diesel version in the United States.

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