While Bemidji families happily drive around town in their feature-filled 2015 Chrysler Town & Country minivans, the automaker is hard at work on designing the newest version of the iconic minivan. Chrysler has had the design for the 2017 Town & Country in mind for a long time, as the original concept was first unveiled in 2012, but it appears as if the van is finally headed to Bemidji Chrysler Center sometime next year. From what we have learned about the vehicle, it will be close to a total overhaul and it will contain a ton of new technology and comfort features. 

According to spy photographs that we’ve seen, the front end of the 2017 Chrysler Town & Country will closely resemble another newly-renovated Chrysler vehicle we have right here at our dealership, the 2015 Chrysler 200. A huge new innovation is the Open ‘n Go foot activation, which will allow both of the minivan’s rear sliding doors, as well as the rear liftgate, to be opened with your feet or other object, via a sensor. Also on the interior, the Stow ‘n Go seating system has been reconfigured to recess into the floor even more easily than before. Meanwhile, a brand new electrical system will allow the Town & Country to be equipped with the same 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system found on FIAT vehicles.

Also new for 2017 is a revamped engine that will be more fuel-efficient than ever before. The minivan will be home to an upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that will be matched to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. A plug-in hybrid Town & Country will arrive later in 2016, and will get an estimated 75 miles per gallon.

While you’re waiting for this revolutionary Town & Country, check out the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country right here at Bemidji Chrysler Center!