AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC released photos of the new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan on Sept. 14. The minivan offers consumers a beautifully crafted interior, improved driving dynamics, a new power train, an abundance of standard safety features and innovative technology.
Every 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan comes standard with SafetyTec, a package of 40 standard safety and technology features, including Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, which are only available on Chrysler Group minivans. Improvements to ground-breaking innovations like the Stow 'n Go seating and storage system - which is still only offered by Chrysler Group - feature new, more comfortable seats and a one-touch fold down feature for easier access to the third row; a new 'super' center console and technology that helps manage the rigors of family life.
Tech-savvy features including a dual DVD system that can play different media at the same time, SIRIUS Backseat TV which offers three channels of children's programming; and FLO TV featuring 20 channels of live programming - both of which are exclusive to Chrysler Group minivans; voice command functions for radio, iPod/mp3 players, phone, navigation and information and the SafetyTec bundle of standard safety features, keeps families safe, connected and entertained.
Powertrain improvements to the new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country offer more horsepower and torque without sacrificing fuel economy. The new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is powered by the new Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, producing 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque while still achieving an estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 17 miles per gallon (mpg) City and 25 mpg Highway (compared with the previous 3.8-liter and 3.3-liter V-6 engines, which produced 197 hp and 230 lb.-ft. of torque and 175 hp and 205 lb.-ft. of torque respectively). Improvements to the driving dynamics, a new fuel economizer mode that helps maximize fuel economy and reductions in noise, vibration and harshness gives drivers a spirited driving experience that doesn't hurt the wallet.
Updates in the vehicle's interior include a new instrument panel and instrument cluster; new Chrysler Brand steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; upgraded cloth and leather seating materials; new "soft touch" door trim and new heating and cooling control system.
The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is built at the Windsor Assembly Plant, Windsor, Ontario, Canada and will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.