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2017 minivan spotted again

by David Zatz on

2017 Chrysler minivan

As the “real” launch for the 2017 minivans draws ever closer, with pilots coming down the line and permanent jobs for work on the “RU” being posted at the Windsor plant, real-life sightings have become more frequent.  im1tch caught this van, covered in melting snow, making its way through town; it has a mildly different wrap than the others we’ve seen, with the same wheels.

Chances are that, under the wrap, they are starting to use vans that will be more like the final-production models: replacing 200 headlights and Durango tail-lights with real units, putting in the correct dashboards, and such.  im1tch reported that, after he started photographing the van, the light turned and the driver shot off, burning the front tires. (Current minivans can spin the front tires fairly easily at launch, in fairness, but we do expect better acceleration and gas mileage from the 2017 minivans.)

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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