The debut of the 2017 Chrysler Town & Country is just around the corner, however Fiat Chrysler engineers are still hard at work developing the next-generation minivan before its on-sale date late next year. Most recently, they were spotted by Autoblog testing pre-production prototypes of the 2017 Town & Country alongside segment rivals like the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona.
The prototypes spied testing were wearing very little camouflage in comparison to others we’ve seen, allowing us to make out the Town & Country’s more sculpted and upscale-looking body. Out front there’s a narrow grille and Chrysler 200-like headlights, while the side displays a smaller, more narrow greenhouse section. The rear end also appears more sculpted than before, however the swirly camouflage covering it makes it difficult to see very many details.
An updated version of Chrysler’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 has been rumored for duty in the new Town & Country, however Autoblog says a 3.2-liter V6 may also be on the cards. An all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid Town & Country will also arrive and is expected to return approximately 75 MPGe – which would make it the most efficient vehicle in its class.
Look for the 2017 Chrysler Town & Country to debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.