• fb_1779529571 avatar Bill Posted: 5/30/2012 4:27pm PDT

    I think there is more to this than meets the eye. The term "kill" overstates the reality, as Chrysler adjusts it vehicle mix. It's logical that the well established Patriot name continues on an SUV below the Liberty (Cherokee?) replacement soon to be launched. Will the Compass name continue on an even smaller entry level mini Wrangler type global Jeep? Perhaps.
    The Chrysler Town and Country is an easy call as a new luxury crossover is due for the Chrysler brand which is moving upscale to replace the popular Pacifica crossover foolishly killed off by Ceberius in it's lunitic era. This new Town and Country gives Chrysler a luxury crossover again and the name lives on.

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 5/29/2012 6:57pm PDT

    Makes sense. Thing is, that 700C concept is too good for Chrysler to pass up. Expect that to join their portfolio as the Town & Country's replacement.

  • tache avatar tache Posted: 5/29/2012 6:27pm PDT

    I don't understand why they need the RAM and SRT brands.
    It's getting confusing.
    The next T&C will be probably Journey's brother, while the next Patriot will be 500L's brother.
    It is strange however how they keep offering less Fiat models than Ferrari

  • james myers avatar james myers Posted: 5/29/2012 4:41pm PDT

    I have a Chrysler T&C and love it! However, by the time the new Crossover arrives I will be ready for it instead of another Minivan. Just make it beautiful unlike that horrible, ugly RX from Lexus.

  • Suburban avatar Suburban Posted: 5/29/2012 4:26pm PDT

    A 300C wagon would make a great Town and Country, perhaps even offer external woodgrain as an option.

  • akg47 avatar akg47 Posted: 5/29/2012 3:02pm PDT

    Wow, the minivan was new, different and successful.
    A crossover nothing new there boring, non-event. Well let's see what are my choices, any other Xovers available

  • fb_100000748386019 avatar Marc Posted: 5/29/2012 5:51pm PDT

    The Mopar minivans suffered from a common disease in the automotive world, size creep. Compare the original 1980s minivans to today's "minivans"'and it so easy to see they are very obese when compared to the originals. Size creep also afflicts Honda Civics, Toyota Rav4s,and virtually every imported small truck. Manufacturers chose to bloat popular models rather than simply improve and modernize. They have been so adapt at this super sizing that many well known models have "outgrown" their usefulness.

  • wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 5/29/2012 2:11pm PDT


  • fb_520745730 avatar Travis Posted: 5/29/2012 1:51pm PDT

    I'd like to see what replaces the compass. though it wasn't a bad little vehicle. but the patriot on the other hand. either needs an overhaul or to be killed.. and I'm glad Chrysler is going to explore the suv/crossover market again.