1974 Plymouth Valiant - 2013 Dodge Dart - 2013 Chrysler 300C
Sergio Marchionne just told us last week that the architecture had been finalized.
architecturecritical platform dimensions for the next-generation Chrysler minivans has been finalized, the actual vehicles havetheir architecture has not, as Chrysler wrestles with customer desires and market issues.
While it would take quite a bit of work to build a pickup truck using an actual minivan chassis, if engineers started with that goal from the start, they could work out ways to adapt the
chassisarchitecture and, equally importantmore importantly, the platform (dimensions) to accommodate a “lifestyle pickup.”
I believe Sergio has mixed the terms before.DaveAdmin said:Sergio Marchionne just told us last week that the architecture had been finalized.
There is no AWD option on the Minivan66coronet said:I think a minivan based truck would sell ok as long as 1) It gets better average fuel mileage by 3+mpg than the Ram 1500 V6. 2) $5000 or more cheaper than the Ram 1500 3) optional AWD like the van offers.
This would be a more world sales vehicle than the current Ram 1500.
Offer a 2dr long bed besides a 4dr short bed.
The only problem I see with the pictured van is the big blind spot.
I don't know if they have or not. All I'm saying is he said the next minis would have AWD available.Cdnautowrkr444 said:Yes but did he say you could have AWD and Sto n Go. There are issues to overcome to offer both. Most would prefer Sto N Go if they had to choose. Minivans were available in AWD pre Sto N Go but they sold in such low numbers it was no longer profitable to offer AWD with such a low take rate
fuel tank and spare tire are the big issues to doing AWD in SnG. Spare is doable i think, somehow vertically where current jack is, perhaps. Fuel tanks are the tough one. Other option is some sort of hydraulic drive , or electrical drive at rear wheels, to avoid the center differential, but then there are other parts associated with those systems that need a place to go.SouthPawXJ said:I don't know if they have or not. All I'm saying is he said the next minis would have AWD available.