All-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Wins Ward's Interior of the Year Award
- Chrysler Town & Country's feature-laden interior set it apart in the premium-priced truck category
- Award reinforces Chrysler's leadership in minivan functionality, versatility and design
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 4 -- Ward's judges named the all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country "Interior of the Year" at the 2008 Ward's Auto Interiors Show, the publication's annual auto interior event. The prestigious top award emphasizes Town & Country's place as the premium minivan in the segment.
"Best-interiors nominees included the usual smattering of utility vehicles, from the sporty Mazda CX-9 to the sophisticated Volkswagen Touareg 2," said Eric Mayne, Editor - Ward's Automotive Reports. "But the Chrysler Town & Country's rich content and well-executed functionality made it the consensus winner."
The Chrysler Town & Country's seating and storage features gave it the leg-up in the 10-judge interior competition. The industry-exclusive Swivel 'n Go(TM) seating group was praised for its ability to face third-row passengers, and in-floor storage bins designed from the Stow 'n Go(TM) seating system provided a great solution to help eliminate unnecessary interior clutter.
"(Ward's AutoWorld) Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter swooned over the rich suede micro-fiber that accented the first- and second-row seats," Mayne said. "Finished in pearlescent white leather, the seating surfaces invoked macho Drew to use the L-word (love). But just as a successful campaign helps politicians cut through the clutter, a well-designed interior helps motorists manage it. On this issue, the Town & Country is a clear winner."
From a more contemporary and elegant interior design, premium interior amenities, to its versatile seating - the comforts of a well-appointed home were incorporated in the all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, making time spent traveling, time well-spent for families.
"It is a great honor to have the Ward's judges give the all-new Chrysler Town & Country their most prestigious award," said Joe Dehner, Vice President - Small, Family and Premium Vehicle Design, Chrysler LLC. "Great detail was given to our innovative and flexible minivan interior from satin finishes, burl wood trim choices, chrome accents and clean tailored lines to ensure an upscale look and feel."
Available at Chrysler dealerships nationwide, the all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country raises the bar in the minivan segment. With more than 25 years of minivan development and more than 60 segment firsts, Town & Country remains the best vehicle to transport people comfortably and their things efficiently.
Chrysler engineers developed two distinct seating systems: Chrysler's exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system and the new Swivel 'n Go(TM) seating systems.
Swivel 'n Go(TM) offers second-row seats that swivel 180 degrees to face the third row with a removable table that installs between the two rows, covered storage bins in the floor of the second row, third-row uncovered storage and fold-in-the-floor third-row seating. The table stores out of sight in the second-row covered storage bins when not in use. Swivel 'n Go also offers an available minivan-first integrated child booster seat in the second-row quad chair (late availability) and an available minivan-exclusive one-touch power-folding third-row 60/40 bench seat. With Swivel 'n Go, everything from dinner on the go to card tournaments is possible.
The most flexible seating system in the minivan segment, Stow 'n Go(TM) is standard on all Chrysler Town & Country models giving customers second- and third-row seating that quickly and conveniently folds into the floor.
Entertainment options are unmatched by competitors. With music, audio, movie and personalized picture display capability, the MyGIG(R) Entertainment System anchors the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country's multimedia together with a 20-gigabyte hard drive for 1,200 songs, USB port, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, front-row movie playback (in Park as permitted by state regulations) and an audio jack for any MP3 player audio playback. The MyGIG Infotainment System adds even more capability with navigation, voice controls and real-time traffic monitoring.
For the rear passengers, minivan-first dual DVD system can play different media at the same time. With SIRIUS Backseat TV satellite streaming video and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, DVD player and dual A/V jacks with a 115-volt power inverter in the second row, there is something to keep everyone entertained. Halo lighting, second-row power windows, second- and third-row sun shades and a removable, rechargeable flashlight in the rear cargo area are some family-friendly innovations found in the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.
All-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
The all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country offers an all-new contemporary appearance, three different models, three distinct seating and storage systems, unmatched entertainment systems and safety features. The Chrysler Town & Country has 35 new and improved features, including a new 4.0-liter V-6 engine mated to a minivan-first six-speed transaxle, more standard equipment including Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The newest feature is the Swivel 'n Go(TM) seating system, offering second row seats that swivel 180 degrees to face the third row with a removable table that installs between the two rows, covered storage bins in the floor and the second row, third-row uncovered storage and fold-in-the-floor third-row seating. The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country has received the U.S. Government's highest Five Star crash test rating in both front and side impacts. The starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of the new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country is $23,595.
Chrysler is the seventh largest brand in the U.S. automotive market. The brand's succession of innovative products continues to solidify Chrysler's standing as the leader in design, agile performance and innovative technology built around a customer's needs, all at an extraordinary value.
The award-winning all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country has 35 new or improved features that include the innovative Swivel 'n Go(TM) seating system. Arriving later this year, the new 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid will give a unique option to customers who need the cargo and towing capability of a sport-utility vehicle, but want a more efficient alternative. Chrysler Aspen Hybrid is more than 25 percent more fuel efficient overall, and up to 40 percent more fuel efficient in the city. Also, for customers seeking fuel efficiency, the Chrysler Sebring sedan and Chrysler Sebring Convertible both achieve 28 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy and have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay program, which recognizes the cleanest, most efficient vehicles sold in the U.S.