- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 29, 1999
Here's how the humble K-car started an automotive revolution.
When Lee Iacocca took over the Chrysler corporation it was bankrupt and on the brink of collapse. Its dramatic turnaround, spurred by innovation and bold risks, was completed with the recent merger with Daimler Mercedes. But without one vehicle, Chrysler might well have gone the way of Studebaker, Cord, and AMC.
CHRYSLER MINIVAN tells the story of how a stricken company invented a whole new class of vehicle, revolutionizing American family transportation and putting itself firmly on the road to recovery. Hear from company insiders about how the humble K-car was transformed into the ultimate family vehicle, and trace the development of the minivan over the years. From relatively sparse beginnings, Chrysler's family hauler has become a slick, smooth ride that combines the best features of cars and vans in an appealing package that continues to sell briskly after more than a decade on the market.
Footage from the test track and the highway, along with interviews with industry experts, make this the definitive look at one of the most uniquely American vehicles ever created.