クライスラー・タウン&カントリー

タウン&カントリーTown & Country )は、1990年から2016年までにクライスラーが販売していた自動車である。

概要編集

ミニバンで製造販売されたクライスラーで1990年モデルを1989年に導入しダッジキャラバン / ドッジグランドキャラバン 、 プリマスボイジャー / プリマスグランドボイジャー / クライスラーボイジャーを含むクライスラーグループミニバンは、世界で13番目に売れた自動車用ネームプレートとして1,200万台以上販売されている [1]

5世代と27モデルチェンジ実行後、タウン&カントリーネームプレートは2016年モデル終了時に廃止され、2017年モデルのクライスラーパシフィカに置き換え [2] [3]

歴史編集

初代 (1990年)編集

クライスラー・タウン&カントリー
製造国   アメリカ合衆国
販売期間 1990年
乗車定員 7名
ボディタイプ 4ドアミニバン
エンジン 3.0L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6
3.3L EGA V6
駆動方式 FF
変速機 4速AT
全長 4,860mm
全幅 1,830mm
全高 1,645mm
ホイールベース 3,025mm
姉妹車 クライスラー・ボイジャー
プリムス・ボイジャー
ダッジ・キャラバン
プラットフォーム Sプラットフォーム
-自動車のスペック表-
テンプレートを表示
 
1990クライスラータウン&カントリー

Originally planned to be introduced as a 1989 model,[4] the Chrysler Town & Country minivan was ultimately introduced as a 1990 model in the Spring 1989. The model was introduced before the 1990 model year Caravans and Voyagers entered production; the Dodge and Plymouth counterparts produced alongside the Town & Country until June 1989 were still 1989 models. Sharing the body of the long-wheelbase (LWB) Grand Voyager/Grand Caravan's Chrysler S platform, the Town & Country was externally distinguished by its chrome waterfall grille, crystal pentastar hood ornament, standard woodgrain applique, grooved lower body cladding (a version of that found on the Caravan ES, slightly extended to compensate for the longer wheelbase), and 15" lace-spoke aluminum wheels.[5] Additionally, Town & Country was only available in two exterior colors, initially in Bright White Clearcoat only; the Black Clearcoat color was added in June 1989.[6]

As the Chrysler Corporation's most luxurious minivan, the Town & Country came standard with nearly every feature available on Plymouth and Dodge minivans in addition to some exclusive amenities of its own. This included unique gathered leather seating surfaces and door trim panels, front and rear air conditioning, power windows, power locks, an Infinity sound system, seven-passenger seating, luggage rack, and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.[7] Models produced before June 1989 came with 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6 engines while models produced from June onward received an upgrade to Chrysler's own 3.3 L EGA V6. As all models equipped with the 3.0 L engine were produced during the time period in which the Caravan and Voyager model year was 1989, the United States Environmental Protection Agency lists it as a 1989 model rather than a 1990, despite the VIN indicating otherwise.[8]

Ironically, the first-generation Town & Country minivan was released for the final model year of production of the first-generation Chrysler minivans. The Town & Country, Voyager/Grand Voyager, and Caravan/Grand Caravan would all be redesigned for the 1991 model year. Total production was 1,789 units in 1989 and 3,615 in 1990, making this model of the Town & Country as the most obscure of all the Chrysler minivans.[9]Template:Better source The reason for 1990 being the only model year for this bodystyle was because it was an attempt to repurpose an abundance of pre-manufactured bodies previously slated for the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager.[要出典]

Engines編集

  • 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6, 142 hp (106 kW), 173 lb·ft (235 N·m) (until June 1989)
  • 3.3 L EGA V6, 150 hp (110 kW), 180 lb·ft (240 N·m) (June 1989 onward)

2代目 (1991 - 1995年)編集

クライスラー・タウン&カントリー
製造国   アメリカ合衆国
販売期間 1991 - 1995年
乗車定員 7名
ボディタイプ 4ドアミニバン
エンジン 3.3L EGA V6
3.8L EGH V6
駆動方式 FF
AWD
変速機 4速AT
全長 4,900mm
全幅 1,830mm
全高 1,635mm (FF)
1,675mm (AWD)
ホイールベース 3,030mm
車両重量 1,794kg
姉妹車 クライスラー・ボイジャー
プリマス・ボイジャー
ダッジ・キャラバン
プラットフォーム ASプラットフォーム
-自動車のスペック表-
テンプレートを表示

Introduced in November 1990, the 1991 through 1995 Town & Country used the Chrysler AS platform. This was the last Town & Country that was derived from the Chrysler K platform. As with the previous generation, the Generation II Town & Country came fully equipped, with no actual trim levels but only additional options — and continuing exclusively in the long-wheelbase (LWB) format.

This generation Town & Country shared the Plymouth Voyager's headlight and taillight clusters; the Dodge Caravan had its own. The Town & Country was set apart on the exterior by its chrome (later body colored) waterfall grille, crystal pentastar hood ornament, body colored side mirrors, body side cladding, and unique alloy wheels. The interior of the Town & Country included standard leather seating surfaces, woodgrain dashboard and door trim, as well as a digital instrument cluster.

Innovations編集

  • "Quad Command" bucket seating, made standard on the Town & Country (MY1992)
  • Integrated child safety seats (1991, MY1992), improved design with recliners (1993, MY1994)
  • Available anti-lock brakes
  • First driver's side airbag in a minivan (1991),[10] made standard (1991, MY1992)
  • First minivan to meet 1998 U.S. federal safety standards (1993, MY1994)

Engines編集

  • 1991–1993: 3.3 L EGA V6, 150 hp (110 kW), 180 lb·ft (240 N·m)
  • 1994–1995: 3.8 L EGH V6, 162 hp (121 kW), 213 lb·ft (289 N·m)

Year-to-year changes編集

  • 1991: For its second model year as a minivan, the Chrysler Town & Country is completely redesigned with improved aerodynamics and less sharper corners, and had the 250-watt Chrysler Infinity audio system.
  • 1992: The Town & Country was available with all-wheel drive and integrated child safety seats. Now standard were a driver's side airbag (from August 1991 production) and quad command bucket seating. On the exterior, the Town & Country was available with a vinyl woodgrain delete option. If buyers opted for this, the woodgrain siding was replaced by a gold pinstripe along the beltline. New gold web-design alloy wheels were available.
  • 1993: There were several interior revisions. On the exterior, a stainless steel exhaust system and new available wheel designs greeted buyers for 1993.
  • 1994: Launched in November 1993, a redesigned dashboard and instrument panel was new for 1994. All 1994 Town & Country's were given a passenger's side airbag and knee bolsters. Side door guard beams were installed this year, so that they met 1998 federal side impact standards. Also made standard was a 3.8 L V6 engine.
  • 1995: The fob for the standard remote keyless entry had to be pressed twice within five seconds to prevent accidental opening of the liftgate. 1995 would be the last model year for the K-based Town & Country. A completely new cab-forward styled Town & Country would be introduced in early 1995 as a 1996 model.


3代目 (1996 - 2000年)編集

クライスラー・タウン&カントリー
製造国   アメリカ合衆国
販売期間 1996 - 2000年
乗車定員 7名
ボディタイプ 4/5ドアミニバン
エンジン 3.3 L EGA V6
3.8 L EGH V6
駆動方式 FF
AWD
変速機 4速AT
全長 4,735mm (SWB)
5,070mm (LWB)
全幅 1,950mm
全高 1,745mm
ホイールベース 2,880mm (SWB)
3,030mm (LWB)
車両重量 1,752 - 1,792kg
姉妹車 クライスラー・ボイジャー
プリマス・ボイジャー
ダッジ・キャラバン
プラットフォーム NSプラットフォーム
-自動車のスペック表-
テンプレートを表示

Originally planned to be introduced as a 1989 model,[11] the Chrysler Town & Country minivan was ultimately introduced as a 1990 model in the Spring 1989. The model was introduced before the 1990 model year Caravans and Voyagers entered production; the Dodge and Plymouth counterparts produced alongside the Town & Country until June 1989 were still 1989 models. Sharing the body of the long-wheelbase (LWB) Grand Voyager/Grand Caravan's Chrysler S platform, the Town & Country was externally distinguished by its chrome waterfall grille, crystal pentastar hood ornament, standard woodgrain applique, grooved lower body cladding (a version of that found on the Caravan ES, slightly extended to compensate for the longer wheelbase), and 15" lace-spoke aluminum wheels.[12] Additionally, Town & Country was only available in two exterior colors, initially in Bright White Clearcoat only; the Black Clearcoat color was added in June 1989.[13]

As the Chrysler Corporation's most luxurious minivan, the Town & Country came standard with nearly every feature available on Plymouth and Dodge minivans in addition to some exclusive amenities of its own. This included unique gathered leather seating surfaces and door trim panels, front and rear air conditioning, power windows, power locks, an Infinity sound system, seven-passenger seating, luggage rack, and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.[14] Models produced before June 1989 came with 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6 engines while models produced from June onward received an upgrade to Chrysler's own 3.3 L EGA V6. As all models equipped with the 3.0 L engine were produced during the time period in which the Caravan and Voyager model year was 1989, the United States Environmental Protection Agency lists it as a 1989 model rather than a 1990, despite the VIN indicating otherwise.[15]

Ironically, the first-generation Town & Country minivan was released for the final model year of production of the first-generation Chrysler minivans. The Town & Country, Voyager/Grand Voyager, and Caravan/Grand Caravan would all be redesigned for the 1991 model year. Total production was 1,789 units in 1989 and 3,615 in 1990, making this model of the Town & Country as the most obscure of all the Chrysler minivans.[16]Template:Better source The reason for 1990 being the only model year for this bodystyle was because it was an attempt to repurpose an abundance of pre-manufactured bodies previously slated for the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager.[要出典]

Engines編集

  • 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6, 142 hp (106 kW), 173 lb·ft (235 N·m) (until June 1989)
  • 3.3 L EGA V6, 150 hp (110 kW), 180 lb·ft (240 N·m) (June 1989 onward)


4代目 (2001 - 2007年)編集

クライスラー・タウン&カントリー
LWB
SWB
製造国   アメリカ合衆国:SWB
  カナダ:LWB
  中華民国
販売期間 2001 - 2007年
乗車定員 7名
ボディタイプ 5ドアミニバン
駆動方式 FF
AWD
変速機 4速AT
全長 4,810mm (SWB)
5,095mm (LWB)
全幅 1,995mm
全高 1,750mm
ホイールベース 2,880mm (SWB)
3,030mm (LWB)
車両重量 1,769 - 1,923kg
姉妹車 クライスラー・ボイジャー
クライスラー・パシフィカ
ダッジ・キャラバン
プラットフォーム RSプラットフォーム
-自動車のスペック表-
テンプレートを表示
 
2001-2004クライスラータウン&カントリーLXi LWB
 
2005クライスラータウン&カントリーSWB

The Town & Country was redesigned for the 2001 model-year, using the Chrysler RS platform and initially only available in long-wheelbase (LWB) form. Chrysler's short-wheelbase minivan was instead sold under the Voyager nameplate, which had been transferred to the Chrysler brand in mid-2000 from the Plymouth brand. After 2003, however, the Voyager nameplate was dropped altogether, and short-wheelbase(SWB)models once again joined the Town & Country lineup. The fourth generation Town & Country went on sale in January 2000 as a 2001 model.

Trim levels for 2001 were carried over from the previous generation. This meant entry-level LX, mid-level LXi, and the range-topping Limited. By 2002, the value-packed eL and eX models had both been added. These models were both value-priced versions of the LX and LXi, respectively, with popular option packages. 2004 saw the addition of an unnamed base short-wheelbase model. LX, LXi, and Limited were the Canadian trim levels, but only the LXi and Limited were sold to consumers, LX restricted to fleet sales.

The 2005 Town & Country received a mid-cycle refresh including revised exterior styling and a mildly restyled interior. Most notable, was the introduction of Stow'n Go, a system of second and third row seating that folded completely into under-floor compartments. The addition of Stow'n Go resulted in redesigned 2nd and 3rd row seats, as well as the elimination of all-wheel drive. The Stow'n Go system was prominently featured in this model's marketing campaign. For the remainder of this generation, the Town & Country was available in the short-wheelbase base model, and long-wheelbase LX, Touring, and Limited models. As with the pre-refresh model, only the Touring and Limited were sold to consumers in Canada, the LX being restricted to fleets. A driver's side knee airbag was now standard on all models. The front seat-mounted side airbags of previous years were discontinued in favor of side-curtain airbags for all three rows. These were standard on Limited trim and optional on all other models, however could not be ordered with the moonroof option. Uconnect Bluetooth phone pairing was now available, as well as an overhead rail storage system with three moveable or removable compartments.


Engines編集

Years Engine Power Torque
2000–2007 3.3 L (3301 cc, 201.5 cu in) EGA V6 180 hp (130 kW) at 5000 rpm 210 lb·ft (278 N·m) at 4000 rpm
3.8 L (3778 cc, 230.5 cu in) EGH V6 215 hp (160 kW) at 5200 rpm 245 lb·ft (332 N·m) at 4000 rpm

Some Town & Country models with the 3.3 L V6 from 1998 to 2003, and all models with the 3.3 L V6 from 2004-2007 can use E85 fuel. For more details on these engines see this article.

Safety編集

The 4th generation Town & Country (Grand Voyager, as it is known in Europe))right hand drive (RHD) version performed very poorly in the Euro NCAP car safety tests and achieved the following ratings:[17]

Adult Occupant:      
Child Occupant:      
Pedestrian:     


However, it was noted that "The LHD car performed significantly better than the RHD car in the frontal impact, scoring 9 points, giving a potential four star adult occupant rating." [17] Thatcham's New Car Whiplash Ratings (NCWR) organization tested the 4th generation European Grand Voyager for its ability to protect occupants against whiplash injuries with the car achieving an 'Acceptable' rating overall.[18]

Security編集

The Grand Voyager was tested by Thatcham's New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR) organisation and achieved the following ratings:[19]

Theft Of:      
Theft From:      


5代目 (2008 - 2016年)編集

クライスラー・タウン&カントリー
製造国   アメリカ合衆国
  カナダ
販売期間 2008 - 2016年
乗車定員 7名
ボディタイプ 5ドアミニバン
エンジン ガソリン:3.3/3.6/3.8/4.0L V6
ディーゼル:2.8L CRD
変速機 4速AT/6速AT
全長 5,145mm
全幅 1,955mm
全高 1,750mm
ホイールベース 3,080mm
姉妹車 フォルクスワーゲン・ルータン
クライスラー・グランドボイジャー
ダッジ・グランドキャラバン
後継 クライスラー・パシフィカ
プラットフォーム RTプラットフォーム
-自動車のスペック表-
テンプレートを表示

2008年モデル編集

Chrysler debuted the 2008 model year Town & Country went on sale on August 16, 2007 as a 2008 model. The short-wheelbase model was discontinued.

The minivans featured styling by Ralph Gilles, a six-speed automatic, a new 4.0 L V6 engine as standard on the Limited model — and a system of second row seats that swiveled to face the third row — marketed as Swivel'n Go seating. A small table, which stored in the bins below the floor, could be positioned between the two rear rows when they were facing each other. Much like its competitors, the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey, the Town & Country now featured power windows on the sliding doors and moved the gear shift from the steering column to the center console, in a higher position. Another new feature of this generation was an available rear overhead console which featured LED map lights as well as halo ambient lighting. A new DVD system was also available, which featured dual screens for the rear passengers. SIRIUS Backseat TV was also offered, which featured three channels of children's programming.

A version of this vehicle is sold in several export markets (Australia/South Africa/Middle East/China/Singapore/Russia) as the Chrysler Grand Voyager. In Europe it is known as the Lancia Voyager from the 2011 model year and up. Before 2011 it was sold as a Chrysler. Since 1991, the model has been sold in the Philippines under the Town and Country nameplate. In the European and Filipino markets, it is equipped with a 2.8L turbodiesel engine and 6-speed transmission as standard.

Production at the St. Louis plant ended in late 2008 in a bid to save money, but continued at Windsor Assembly in Ontario, Canada.

2011年モデル編集

2011クライスラータウン&カントリー(2010-)編集

 
2011改築
 
2011改築

The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country received mid-cycle refreshes for the 2011 model year. Changes included restyled exterior and interior with all-new wing logo, standard SafetyTec™ (including Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection), improvement to the Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system, a one-touch fold down feature for easier access to the third row, a new ‘super’ center console and technology, a dual DVD system that can play different media at the same time, SIRIUS Backseat TV™ which offers three channels of children’s programming, FLO TV featuring 20 channels of live programming, Pentastar V6 (283 hp) engine replacing previous 3.8-liter and 3.3-liter V-6 engines, six-speed automatic transmission, a new fuel economizer mode, 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, new heating and cooling control system. Other changes included retuned suspension with a larger front sway bar and new rear sway bar, increased rear roll center height, new spring rates, new steering gear, new front static camber setting, and lowered ride height; extra sound insulation, acoustic glass, new LED ambient lighting and center console, and new fog lights.

Canada models arrived in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.[20]

Production編集

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan was built at Chrysler Group LLC's Windsor Assembly Plant Windsor, Ontario, Canada starting on October 1, 2010.

2012年の変更編集

For 2012, leather seating and a DVD rear-seat entertainment system were made standard on all Town & Country trim levels.[21] Cloth seating remained optional on the Touring trim in Canada, and standard on the Touring trim in Mexico. In Mexico, the "L" suffix on the Touring-L trim stood for leather.

Lancia Voyager (2011-)編集

The Lancia Voyager is a version of Chrysler Town & Country for European market, as a replacement of Lancia Phedra. Changes include removal of chrome bodyside molding. The vehicle went on sale in October 2011 across Europe.

Early Italy model includes Gold trim level, a choice of 2 engines (283 hp 3.6L Pentastar petrol, 163 hp 2.8L diesel), 6-speed automatic transmission, a choice of 4 body colours (Brilliant Black, Carbon Grey, Silver, Stone White), a choice of two interior colours (Black/Grey and Beige), ParkSense assisted parking system with the optional ParkView rear view camera integration, 17" diamond-cut alloy wheels, black roof racks, seats upholstered in high quality leather, audio controls on the steering wheel and gear lever knob, also leather-covered, ESP, 6 airbags, cruise control, fog lights, automatic headlights, active pedestrian protection, automatic three-zone climate control, 6-speaker radio with CD player, U-Connect hands-free system with I-pod/Mp3 system, heated door mirrors, side doors and tailgate with electric control.[22]

It remains the Chrysler Grand Voyager in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Russia.

2013年モデル編集

2013 Chrysler Town & Country update編集

Changes for the 2013 model year included optional Blu-Ray rear seat dual-screen DVD system, sharper-resolution rear-seat DVD screens for all models, a HDMI input for video game systems, two rear-seat USB ports for charging cell phones or MP3 players, standard Trailer Sway Damping, standard power folding mirrors on Limited and optional on Touring L models, new standard leather seating surfaces on Touring models, a new 17-inch alloy wheel design for Touring L models.

Early US models include Chrysler Town & Country Touring, Town & Country Touring L and Town & Country Limited.[23]

2013 Town & Country S編集

The Town & Country S was unveiled in 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show.[24] The model came equipped with a black chrome grille combined with black-background Chrysler Winged badges front and rear, a black rear fascia step pad, 'S' model badging, 17-inch aluminum wheels with polished face and black-painted pockets and blacked-out headlight bezels (delayed availability), Black Torino leather seats with an 'S' logo embroidered in the seat backs and black Ballistic cloth seat inserts, grey stitching at seats and door armrests, Piano Black gloss appliques at the instrument panel and on the spokes of the black leather-wrapped steering wheel, Chrysler Winged badge on the wheel matches the black background-look of the exterior badging, a black headliner and upper consoles, black center console and an 'S' logo in the instrument cluster, dual-screen Blu-Ray DVD system (HDMI input, two USB recharging ports, a 12 V outlet and a 115 V two-prong outlet), a performance suspension, and a choice of 4 body colors (Brilliant Black, Deep Cherry Red, Stone White or Billet Silver).

2013 Town & Country Tanya Moss edition編集

This van was a limited (150 units) version of 2013 Chrysler Town & Country for Mexico market, designed in collaboration with Mexican jewelry designer Tanya Moss.[25][26]

Production編集

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country minivan was built at Chrysler Group LLC's Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

2014年モデル編集

Daytime running lamps are now a standard feature on US models. Previously, they were only standard on Canadian and European models; US models required dealer activation.

2014 Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition, Town & Country S編集

The "30th Anniversary Edition" was a modified version of the Touring-L trim, commemorating 30th anniversary of Chrysler Town & Country. This trim level came equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels with polished faces and painted satin carbon pockets, '30th Anniversary' badging, Black Alcantara seat inserts with Nappa seat bolsters, Piano Black steering wheel bezels and instrument panel trim, third-row power folding seats, touchscreen radio with 30th Anniversary splash screen, 30th Anniversary logo on the key fob, rear back up camera, choice of 8 body colours (exclusive Granite Crystal Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat).[27][28][29]

The Town & Country S was carried over for the 2014 model year, which included a black chrome grille combined with black-background Chrysler Winged badges front and rear, a black rear fascia step pad, 'S' model badging, 17-inch aluminum wheels with polished face and black-painted pockets and blacked-out headlight bezels, Black Torino leather seats with an 'S' logo embroidered in the seat backs, black Ballistic cloth seat inserts, grey stitching; grey stitching at door armrests, piano black gloss appliques on the instrument panel and on the spokes of the black leather-wrapped steering wheel, Chrysler Winged badge on the wheel matches the black background-look of the exterior badging, a black headliner and upper consoles, black center console, an 'S' logo in the instrument cluster, dual-screen Blu-Ray system (HDMI input, two USB recharging ports, a 12 V outlet and a 115 V two-prong outlet, wireless headphones), and a performance suspension.

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country was available in eight exterior colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat, Bright White Pearl Coat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Crystal Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Pearl Coat, Mocha Java Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat and Sapphire Crystal Metallic Clear Coat.[30]

Production編集

2014 Chrysler Town & Country was built in Chrysler Group LLC's (now FCA US LLC) Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

2015年モデル編集

For 2015, the LX model was reintroduced, now nearly identical to the Touring except for the lack of front fog lights and EVIC. Also introduced was a new Premium trim level for the Canadian market, including Alcantara and Nappa Leather faced seats, heated front and 2nd-row seats, and a heated steering wheel as standard equipment.

The Limited was succeeded as the highest level trim by the Limited Platinum, which is near identical to the previous Limited save for a few changes. The Limited still continued production, although with a few standard features removed or made optional (such as HID headlamps) due to the Limited Platinum.

Production編集

2015 Chrysler Town & Country was built in FCA Canada Inc's Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

2016年モデル編集

All 2016 models are carryover from the 2015 model year.

Projector headlamps are now standard across all trim levels in the US except for fleet vehicles; halogen projector headlamps replaced the reflector headlamps used in previous model years, HID headlamps are optional on Touring-L and Limited, and are standard on Limited Platinum. The reflector headlamps are retained on the Dodge Caravan. Last year for the Chrysler Town & Country.

Town & Country 90th Anniversary Edition編集

The 90th Anniversary Edition is a variant of the Touring-L commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Chrysler company, adding several optional features as standard features including heated second row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power sunroof. Distinguishing features are special badging, a 90th Anniversary Edition radio splash screen, and special floor mats. This model went on sale alongside the 200 90th Anniversary Edition, based on the 200 Limited, and 300 90th Anniversary Edition based on the 300 Limited.

Production編集

2016 Chrysler Town & Country was built at FCA Canada Inc's Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

総売上編集

暦年 アメリカ カナダ 合計
2007 [31] 138,151 1,531 139,682
2008 [32] 118,563 4,865 123,428
2009 [33] 84,558 3,165 87,723
2010 [34] 112,275 4,175 116,450
2011 [35] 94,320 4,536 98,856
2012 [36] 111,744 3,991 [37] 115,735
2013 [38] 122,288 8,425 130,713
2014 [39] 138,040 8,944 146,984
2015 [40] 93,848 9,001 [41] 102,849
2016 [42] 59,071 2,910 [43] 61,981
2017年 577 [44] 5 [45] 582
1,124.983

トリムレベル編集

座席の革新編集

Chrysler has regularly innovated new seating systems for their minivans, to enhance interior flexibility.

クアッドコマンド編集

Introduced in 1990 for the 1991 model year, Chrysler marketed 2nd row "captains chairs" as a substitute to the "partial bench" 2nd row seat.

統合されたチャイルドシート編集

In 1991 introduced a second row bench seat integrating two child booster seats. These seats have continued as an available option through Generation 5.

イージーアウトローラーシート編集

In 1995, Chrysler introduced a system of seats to simplify installation, removal, and re-positioning— marketed as Easy-Out Roller Seats. When installed, the seats are latched to floor-mounted strikers. When unlatched, eight rollers lift each seat, allowing it to be rolled fore and aft. Tracks have locator depressions for rollers, thus enabling simple installation. Ergonomic levers at the seatbacks release the floor latches single-handedly without tools and raise the seats onto the rollers in a single motion. Additionally, seatbacks were designed to fold forward. Seat roller tracks are permanently attached to the floor and seat stanchions are aligned, fascillitating the longitiudinal rolling of the seats. Bench seat stanchions were moved inboard to reduce bending stress in the seat frames, allowing them to be lighter.

When configured as two- and three-person benches (available through Generation IV), the Easy Out Roller Seats could be unwieldy. Beginning in 2000, second- and third-row seats became available in a 'quad' configuration — bucket or captain chairs in the second row and a third-row three-person 50/50 split "bench" — with each section weighing under 50 lbs. The Easy-out system remained in use through Generation V — where certain models featured a two-person bench and the under-floor compartments from the Stow'n Go system.

The Volkswagen Routan, a rebadged nameplate variant of the Chrysler minivans, used the Easy Out Roller Seats on its second-row seating. These were made available on upper trims the Town and Country after the discontinuation of the Swivel 'n Go seats.

Stow'n Goの座席編集

In 2005, Chrysler introduced a system of second- and third-row seating that folded completely into under-floor compartments — marketed as Stow 'n Go seating and exclusively available on long-wheelbase models.

In a development program costing $400 million,[46] engineers used an erector set to initially help visualize the complex interaction of the design[47] and redesigned underfloor components to accommodate the system — including the spare tire well, fuel tank, exhaust system, parking brake cables, rear climate control lines, and the rear suspension.[47] Even so, the new seating system precluded incorporation of an AWD system, effectively ending that option for the Chrysler minivans.

The system in turn creates a combined volume of 12立方フィート (340 L) of under floor storage when second row seats are deployed. With both rows folded, the vans have a flat load floor and a maximum cargo volume of 160.7立方フィート (4,550 L).[46][48]

The Stow 'n Go system received Popular Science magazine's "Best of What's New" for 2005 award.[49]

The Stow 'n Go system was not offered on the (now discontinued) Volkswagen Routan, a rebadged nameplate variant of the Chrysler minivans.

The Stow 'n Go seating and storage system in the Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan was improved, revised and renamed "Super Stow 'n Go" for the 2011 model year. This system is still on the Grand Caravan and was adapted for the new Pacifica.

Swivel 'n Go編集

Chrysler introduced a seating system in 2008, marketed as Swivel'n Go. In the system, the two second row seats swivel to face the third row. A detachable table can be placed between the second and third row seats. Swivel'n Go is available with Stow 'n Go seating after 2008 models. The Swivel 'n Go system is offered on the Dodge Caravan, but not the Volkswagen Routan, a rebadged nameplate variant of the Chrysler minivans.

These Swivel 'n Go Seats were manufactured by Intier Corp. a division of Magna. The tracks, risers and swivel mechanisms are assembled by Camslide, a division of Intier. The swivel mechanism was designed by and is produced by Toyo Seat USA Corp.

The system is noted for its high strength[要出典]. The entire load of the seat in the event of a crash is transferred through the swivel mechanism, which is almost twice as strong as the minimum government requirement.[要出典]

The swivel mechanism includes bumpers that stabilize the seat while in the lock position. When rotated the seat come off these bumpers to allow easy rotation.

The seat is not meant to be left in an unlocked position or swiveled with the occupant in it, although this will not damage swivel mechanism.

Swivel 'n Go was dropped from the 2011 line of Chrysler and Dodge minivans due to a lack of consumer interest.[50]

ミニバン生産編集

Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans with Stow 'n Go & Swivel 'n Go seats are built in Windsor, Ontario.

Two plants have had the task of building the Town & Country, with Saint Louis Assembly building it from 1989 to 2001, and Windsor from 2001 to the present. As of May 2006, Windsor Assembly will be the lead producer of the RT, but will not fully take over until 2009 when they phase out current production of the Pacifica (CS). Saint Louis Assembly minivan plant was closed in October 2008 making Windsor the sole producer of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

Taiwanese-market Town & Country minivans were assembled in Yangmei, Taiwan under license by the China Motor Corporation, starting with the 2006 model year. They are similar to the North American model, with minor variations for the local market. The most obvious difference is the front bumper, taillights, and headlights, which are shared with the European market Chrysler Grand Voyager. In 2007, production ended and the production line was relocated to China where Soueast continued to assemble it under the Chrysler Grand Voyager and Dodge Grand Caravan nameplates from 2008 until late 2010.

From 1991 to 2007 Chrysler Voyager/Grand Voyager cars were assembled in Austria and sold out in Europe and in many other global markets. Since 2008 the European-Version is also produced in Ontario, although diesel engines are still available, and the trim is also different. From the outside the cars look very similar to the North American Town & Country Model, but are sold as the Chrysler Grand Voyager.

The Town & Country is also marketed in Mexico, Venezuela, and from 2011 on, in Brazil, as it was previously sold there rebadged as the Chrysler Caravan.

タウン&カントリープラグインハイブリッド編集

 
クライスラータウン&カントリーEV

25個のフレキシブル燃料プラグインミニバンを使用した2年間のデモプログラムが2012年4月に開始、最初はミシガン州オーバーンヒルズノースカロライナ州シャーロットで販売されUS$26万規模の実証プロジェクトの一部は米国エネルギー省 (DOE)からのUS$10万米ドルの助成金によって賄われている。プラグインハイブリッドミニバンには、2モードハイブリッドトランスミッションを備えた、前輪駆動に接続されたE85互換3.6リットルペンタスターエンジンが装備されている。プラグインハイブリッドは、合計290馬力の水冷式12.1 KWh リチウムイオンバッテリーで駆動し合計車両範囲は700マイル (1,100 km) に達した [51] [52]

このデモはクライスラーと米国エネルギー省の共同出資による最初のプログラムで逆潮流可能な工場生産車両が含まれ、この実験システムによりフリートオペレーターはプラグインハイブリッドを使用して、停電時に建物に電力供給や電気料金が高い場合に電力使用量削減、電力会社に電力を売り返しもあったが [53] 同社は、車両がリコールされる前に、デモンストレーション艦隊が130万マイル(210万km)を蓄積したと報告。またプラグインピックアップとプラグインハイブリッドミニバンが平均燃費を実現したと報告した 。

2012年9月、クライスラーはデモプログラムを一時的に製造停止。109個のダッジラム1500プラグインハイブリッドと23個のクライスラータウン&カントリープラグインハイブリッドはすべて、12.9 kWhのバッテリーパックが過熱したときに3台のピックアップトラックが受けた損傷によりリコールされた。 自動車メーカーは、車両がサービスを再開する際、異なるリチウムイオンケミストリーを使用するセルでバッテリーパックをアップグレードする予定。クライスラーはその事故で負傷した人、車両は把握されておらずミニバンも事故に関与していなかったが、予防措置として撤退したと説明。

2016年後半に次世代のクライスラーミニバンのプラグインハイブリッドバージョンが米国で発売された [54]

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