2020 Chrysler Town & Country Changes, Specs, & Engine – Compared to other minivans on the market, the Chrysler Town & Country has fallen a bit behind the curve when it comes to technology. But that soon may change, now that Chrysler is plotting a next-generation Town & Country with improved fuel economy and new amenities including foot-operated rear doors.
2020 Chrysler Town & Country Changes
According to Automotive News, the 2020 Chrysler Town & Country will feature an upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. This pairing is expected to improve fuel economy from the model’s latest EPA rating of 17/25 mpg city/highway. An all-wheel-drive model with an electrically powered rear axle is on the docket, as is a new plug-in hybrid model. After the standard model arrives in 2019, the plug-in version will debut later on in the year with an expected 75-mpge rating.
Drivers are probable to be able to open the Town & Country’s doors and the rear liftgate with the swipe of a foot underneath a sensor below the doors. That’s just one of the many new features destined for the mommy-mobile. The minivan will feature improved Stow ‘n Go seating, and in terms of connectivity, it is probable to have USB ports for all three rows as properly as a central 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment screen. Taking a page from Honda’s playbook, Chrysler will be existing an optional built-in vacuum cleaner.
Chrysler has been plotting the updated minivan for quite some time, as it has taken longer than expected to develop. A concept version of the model first debuted at the 2019 Detroit auto show, featuring some unusual design aspects. We recently spotted what looked like a Chrysler Town & Country prototype, sporting a more conventional shape.
The 2020 Chrysler Town & Country goes into production in February at FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant in Canada. It is going to be produced alongside the present Dodge Grand Caravan by indicates of the 2020 model year. After that, the lower-market Grand Caravan may be headed for the chopping block, allowing FCA to focus all its energy on the promising new Town & Country.