Chrysler Dealer Serving Boston Shares The Lineage Of The Chrysler Town & Country

May 10th, 2013 by

The Chrysler Town & Country has been around since the 1940s, but you might be surprised to know that the Town & Country wasn’t always a minivan.  Quirk Chrysler Jeep, a leading Chrysler dealer serving Boston, fills us in on the lineage of one of today’s most popular minivans.

Quirk Chrysler Jeep, a premier Chrysler dealer near Boston, shares that the Town & Country’s lineage can be traced back to the station wagons of the thirties.  Back in the 1940s, the Chrysler began manufacturing the Town & Country as a station wagon.  The 1941 Town & Country was the first luxury station wagon that provided a larger cargo area than previous “wooden box” designed station wagons.  Along with being the first luxury station wagon, the 1941 Town & Country was the first station wagon to feature a steel-roof.  The design of the 1941 Chrysler Town & Country dates back to sketches made by Chrysler designer A.B. Buzz Grisinger around 1938.

History of Town & CountryThe pre-minivan Town & Country models were distinguished by their wood-paneled mahogany trim.  In 1951, the Town & Country was redesigned to be a steel-bodied station wagon, featuring the famous HEMI V8 engine.  After World War II, the wood-paneled Town & Country design concept reappeared, but as convertibles, sedans, and hardtops rather than station wagons.




The History Of The Chrysler Town & Country


History of Town & CountryThe Town & Country was last designed as a station wagon in 1988.  In 1990, the Chrysler Town & Country was reborn as the minivan we know today.  The Chrysler Town & Country of 2013 includes a number of great safety, entertainment, and comfort features that the people of the 1940s couldn’t even have dreamed about!  The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country features 3.6L V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, an advanced multi-stage airbag system, and an innovative security system.  Along with this great technology, the 2013 Town & Country also features many entertainment options including the Uconnect media system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and a 6.5-inch touch screen, to name a few!


Chrysler Dealer Serving BostonFor more information about the Chrysler Town & Country, visit the Quirk Chrysler Jeep website or call (866) 692-4370. Quirk Chrysler Jeep offers a full-line up of new Chrysler models, including the Town & Country.  Boston Chrysler shoppers can also check out the impressive inventory of used vehicles at Quirk Chrysler Jeep!

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