Chrysler’s Town & Country minivan could be slated for a transformation to a crossover SUV, and it’s possible that some of the Town & Country’s current features, such as its well-received Stow 'n Go seating configuration, will re-emerge in the transition. Analysts say many crossover-SUV models incorporate the most functional elements of their minivan and traditional-SUV brethren, and it’s likely that the Town & Country’s successor will do the same by including Stow ‘n Go.
Rebecca Lindland, who is an analyst at IHS, which is a market-research firm, believes that the automaker would transfer much of the current Town & Country’s technology into the crossover SUV. This could include second- and third-row seats that fold into the floor.
Stephen Spivey, who is an automotive analyst at market-research firm Frost & Sullivan, wouldn’t be surprised if Stow ‘n Go is included in a new Chrysler crossover SUV, but believes that its inclusion will present design challenges, because a crossover SUV typically is lower to the ground than a minivan is, and this could affect storage capacity.
Spivey also believes that the current Town & Country’s foldable Stow ‘n Place roof rack would be included in a possible Chrysler crossover SUV.
– K. Fanuko