Chrysler to axe Town & Country, Jeep Compass

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In a recent interview in Automobile magazine, Fiat-Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne said the automaker would end production of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan in favour of a crossover SUV.

He also noted the Dodge Caravan would be the automaker’s only minivan in 2014 while hinting at plans to discontinue the Jeep Compass.

There had been rumours one of the company’s minivans would soon be meeting its end. Marchionne told the magazine that as the Town & Country would be ended, a new Dodge Caravan would be “sportier, more emotional and less utilitarian,” according to Automobile.

The Caravan retails at a lower price than its upscale cousin Town & Country.

Both minivans are produced at Chrysler's Windsor Assembly Plant.

The move to axe the Jeep Compass apparently stems from the fact it is too close to the Patriot.

- with files from Automobile