A Maxirush to Chrysler's Minivans

Suburbia piles into the latest hot ticket from Detroit Visitors to the annual auto show at New York City's Coliseum last week gazed with longing at expensive sports cars and custom-stretched limousines. But a real hit of the extravaganza was the new minivans that are now rushing onto American highways. At the Chrysler display, people bounced up and down in the driver's seat and clambered around the interior. Said Edward Thomas from Matawan, N.J., a prospective purchaser: "It's a very practical vehicle and more fashionable than a regular-size van." Car buyers around the...

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