It would be hard to overstate the importance of the new Chrysler minivans to the company. As Chrysler's top seller, the Town & Country seeks to retain its dominance in a segment that has been shrinking for the other domestic manufacturers. Offered only in long wheelbase form, the new Town & Country is about 2 inches longer than the model it replaced. Styling has changed substantially from the rounded jellybean shape to a more boxy and truck-like exterior. The new model offers three powertrains, a range of convenience features, and three distinct seating options to ensure that there is a model to suit a wide variety of buyers. The value-oriented pricing will draw buyers to consider the Chrysler/Dodge minivans, when some imports are commanding $40k in higher trim levels.

Another key new vehicle for Chrysler this year is the Sebring Convertible. The redesigned convertible seeks to retain strong sales in what has become a very competitive segment by offering a number of highly differentiated models. These range from the entry-level models with a cloth top, to the range-topping V6-powered Limited, with a retractable hardtop convertible.

Chrysler's large sedan, the 300, receives a mid-cycle refresh for 2008. Subtle changes to the front and rear fascias, and the instrument panel help to keep this strong seller fresh.

The Chrysler Crossfire, Pacifica, and PT Cruiser convertible are slated to end production in 2008.

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