DETROIT -- Thirty-two years after Chrysler shook up the industry and saved its own skin by creating the garageable van, the company is aiming to convert its original minivan passengers -- all those second- and third-row rug rats from back in the day -- into minivan buyers.
Given how much the one-box people mover has fallen out of fashion that's pretty ambitious. So when redesigning the minivan this time around, Fiat Chrysler decided to rethink it, too.
And rename it.
The replacement for Chrysler's Town & Country debuted Monday at the Detroit auto show as the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. And it looks more like a modern crossover than your mom's minivan.