2017 Chrysler Town & Country to get foot-operated doors
Chrysler’s next-generation Town & Country minivan will be easier to access thanks to a set of trick sliding rear doors.
According to Automotive News, the 2017 Town & Country will adopt foot-operated rear sliding doors. Relying on the same kind of technology that has been used for opening trunks for the last few years, passengers will simply have to swipe their foot under the side doors to get them to slide open automatically. The minivan’s rear tailgate will get the same tech.
In addition to foot-operated doors, the 2017 Town & Country will also feature USB outlets for all three rows, a revised Stow ‘n Go seating storage system that will be easier to use, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an integrated vacuum cleaner similar to the one currently found in the Honda Odyssey.
Other upgrades to the minivan will include a revised 3.6L V6 and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler is also readying a plug-in hybrid variant of the people carry that will be able to hit the equivalent of 75mpg.
The 2017 Chrysler Town & Country, which will borrow front end design cues from the 200 sedan, should make its world debut early in 2016. The van will enter production at Chrysler’s Windsor production plan on February 29.