By Drew Johnson
Monday, Sep 3rd, 2012 @ 5:31 pm
 
Chrysler will replace its Town & Country minivan with a smaller crossover for the 2015 model year. As reported on these pages before, Chrysler is dropping the Town & Country in order to clear market space for the volume Dodge Grand Caravan.

According to Automotive News, Chrysler will cease production of the Town & Country by the end of 2014, leaving the minivan market for the mainstream Dodge Grand Caravan. However, Chrysler won't be without a people hauler for long as a new crossover is slated to take the Town & Country's place for the 2015 model year.

Chrysler's new crossover is expected to borrow styling cues from the 700C concept. Although the yet unnamed CUV will be a bit smaller than the Grand Caravan, it will likely share a platform with the next-generation minivan. The crossover's platform could even serve as the basis for the next-generation Dodge Durango.

The Town & Country was the fourth-best selling minivan last year, trailing the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan and Toyota Sienna.