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Old 06-02-2008, 23:07
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European inspired design and driving dynamics highlight new minivan

Chicago, 06 February 2008 - Volkswagen of America today unveiled the Routan, an all new seven-passenger minivan. It delivers the best of both worlds: a vehicle that combines European sensibilities in design, fit and finish, and handling characteristics with market relevant features and outstanding value.

The Routan is instantly recognizable as a member of the Volkswagen family, with its stylized front grille and exterior treatments. The interior enhancements create an environment that is visually pleasing, modern, and meticulously detailed. The high quality materials, beautiful textures and rich luxurious colors are combined with exacting tolerances and superb fit and finish. While pleasing and contemporary, the interior also follows the traditional Volkswagen design philosophy that form follows function.

Second row captain’s chairs offer an increased level of luxury and comfort while still providing the convenience of a traditional minivan, with over 32.7 cubic feet available behind the third row seats and a full 83 cubic feet is available behind the second row.

The Routan will come standard with a 3.8L V6, offering 197 hp and 230 lb. ft. of torque when combined with the standard six-speed automatic transmission. A 4.0L V6 will be available rated at 253 hp and 263 lb. ft. of torque. Routan features European tuned suspension and steering optimized for handling and improved driving dynamics. Standard all-season traction control and ESP, brings safety and security to the Routan. The Routan comes with a host of unique features, including:

Conversation Mirror

Rear seat entertainment system with two 9 inch screens for second and third row, wireless headsets, and remote control

Dual power sliding doors with power windows

Touch screen navigation with twenty meg hard drive

Power lift gate with flood lamp

Thirteen cup holders

Volkswagen delivers a competitively priced entry into this high volume segment with prices starting below $25,000. The Routan was developed together with Chrysler LLC and will be built in an already existing facility in Windsor, Ontario.

























more here http://www.autoblog.com/photos...26839/

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it looks better in white.. the chrome accents really show it's US heritage
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Who cares its better than the old Sharan
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@ the all american family
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Old 07-02-2008, 20:50
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It doesn't look too bad, looks a lot better than the Chrysler Voyager version!
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that's def true... they really need to put that old beast down already
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Oh well
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so this is will be the first succesfull chrysler
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