DETROIT -- The new platform developed for the Chrysler Pacifica (codenamed CS) could be the architecture for the next generation of minivans, Chrysler Group officials tell Ward’s. “The CS platform has the right architecture for the long-term requirements to meet new 2008 federal standards such as offset crash testing and emissions,” says Richard O. Schaum, Chrysler Group head of product development, quality and passenger car operations. “We could use it for the next-generation minivan.” ...

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