Chrysler Teases What Looks To Be A Plug-In Reveal For the NAIAS In Detroit Next Week (click to enlarge)
The Chrysler 700c Concept Gives Us An Early Glimpse/Foreshadows The Next Gen Town & Country
With the CES show in Las Vegas that just gave us the Chevy Bolt reveal about to wind up, we now get to relax until the next show starts...on Monday.
Leading the teaser charge into the NAIAS event in Detroit (press days start January 11th) is Chrysler with this newly hosted teaser image (above) on their main site. (Full animation movie of the image can be found below)
We have to hand it to Chrysler, it is pretty subtle too.
To us, it looks like a countdown to pulling the covers off the new plug-in, extended range Town & Country minivan.
We will let you have a crack at deciphering the meaning of "880" yourself, but just to get you started - how about 8 passengers, 80 MPGe...although we'd really like to think that the last "80" stood for all-electric range.
Chrsyler 700C - Stylistically Similar Front End To New T&C Plug-In
Last year, Chrysler not only confirmed the plug-in Town & Country was headed to production, but that it would arrive in late 2016. Work is already underway in Windsor, Ontario where the PHEV will be built this Fall.
Getting back to our 80 MPGe guess on the teaser - we may have cheated a bit. One of the few things we know about the electric T&C's capabilities is a quote from Chrysler CEO Al Gardner that promised to deliver “75 miles per gallon”.
As for the van itself, the plug-in version is said to have a lot of the same features as the petrol version, but the "Stow 'n Go" seats...had to go (as well as the sliding door too apparently), in order to make room for electrification.
Special thanks to Jeff T and his sharp eye!