Plug-In Hybrid Chrysler Town & Country Expected To Launch In Late 2016 – Full-Size PHEV Crossover Coming In Late 2017
After years since Chrysler abandoned its EV prototypes under the ENVI vehicle program, finally next year it will offer its first plug-in model.
It will be the plug-in hybrid minivan Town & Country, which will debut in refreshed form at the NAIAS in January.
Automotive News’ sources are indicating late spring 2016 for introduction of conventional version (with new features like foot-activated sliding side doors), while the PHEV version will land six months later in the second half of 2016.
We are now likely less than one year before this “75 MPG” plug-in hybrid hits the market.
Editor’s Note: We say “75 MPG” because other than the vehicle’s existence, that confusing efficiency metric quote used by Chrysler CEO/President Al Gardner is the only other source of data on the new plug-in van.
Additionally, in about two years from now, a plug-in version of full-size Chrysler crossover will be also introduced:
“Full-size crossover: The all-wheel-drive crossover with three rows of seats, due in 2017, will share a platform and many features with the redesigned Town & Country, but without its sliding doors and Stow ‘n Go seats. A plug-in hybrid version is scheduled for late 2017.”
Source: Automotive News