Since 1984, more than 11 million Chrysler minivans including rebadged variants and export versions have been sold worldwide. The base was borrowed from the , and produced 96 hp 72 kW horsepower. The higher performance fuel-injected version of the 2. It did protect its occupants reasonably well, and the dummy movement was well controlled, however, a fuel leak occurred. The base van had two bucket seats with attached armrests and open floor space between them in the front, a three-person bench seat in the second row. But what exactly does Stow 'n Go provide? But how often would a family use this configuration? The vehicles arrived at dealerships at Q3 2013.
Utility The best thing about living with a minivan is the amount of room you get. It is based on the Dodge Grand Caravan, but with solid metal instead of rear windows and a flat load space with 144. Archived from on March 25, 2013. The suspension was heavily re-tuned, with both Dodge and Chrysler minivans gaining a larger front sway bar and new rear sway bar, increased rear roll center height, adjusted spring rates, a new steering gear, a revised front static camber setting, and lowered ride height. The seat is not meant to be left in an unlocked position or swiveled with the occupant in it, although this will not damage the swivel mechanism. While sliding doors are a given, not all minivans have Chrysler's Stow 'n Go system, which is standard in the Grand Caravan. Yes, it gives you a truly flat cargo floor by folding the second row into the floor; it basically transforms the minivan into a cargo van.
While sliding doors are a given, not all minivans have Chrysler's Stow 'n Go system, which is standard in the Grand Caravan. Production of this generation continued in China from 2008, when the Taiwanese production line was relocated there, until late 2010 when the fifth generation Chrysler Voyager was introduced to the Chinese market. After the leases expired they were returned and crushed. A total of 2,500 were produced by Chrysler during the calendar year. Since its 1983 introduction, the Dodge Caravan has been assembled at , in , Canada; prior to 2010, in was an additional source of production.
The Routan, made at alongside the Grand Caravan, debuted in 2008 at the Chicago Auto Show. The rear passengers, however, could leave this accident unharmed, as there is a low risk of significant injury in a crash of this severity for them. As I say in my , you'll use it when you take your kid to college. Notably, the Caravan, along with the , are considered to be the first mass produced vehicles to have dedicated built in. Other innovative available features included remote operated sliding doors and rear hatch, which could be opened and closed at the push of a button, either inside the vehicle, or with the keyless entry fob.
As in many recent Chrysler products, the cabin plastics feel rough to the touch and are unlike those from almost any other automaker. In addition to other detailed changes, power sliding doors and a power hatch became available as options. This dramatically improved handling in both the Chrysler and Dodge. In 2011 the six-speed transmission was specified as standard on the. Access to the rear rows of seating was by a large passenger-side sliding door enabling easy access in confined situations, e. This trend began to reverse itself towards the fall of 2008.
Base models of the Caravan were offered in most states with either a 2. Automotive News reported that, from January to October in 2010, Dodge sold about a third of its 2010 Grand Caravans to rental fleets. A between the driver and front passenger seats was added. Seat roller tracks are permanently attached to the floor and seat stanchions are aligned, facilitating the longitudinal rolling of the seats. The smaller 2nd row bench was not adjustable, nor foldable; it could only be removed entirely. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme Postage to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian Federation. The previously unavailable was made standard on this generation.
However, they'll probably only continue to sell in such volumes because of pricing and incentives. Additionally, seat backs were designed to fold forward. It allowed more cargo space behind the rear seat. The Caravan itself won magazine's 1996 and appeared on the for 1996 and 1997. It's the only minivan with the feature, which allows the second-row seats to fold into the floor in a nifty, nearly magical disappearing act. Base model curb weight 2,910 lbs. When rotated the seat comes off these bumpers to allow easy rotation.
A long wheelbase variant, marketed as the Grand Caravan, was introduced in May 1987. To facilitate variable cargo storage behind the rear seat, the seat could be adjusted forward in two increments, the first of which removed roughly 6 inches 150 mm of legroom from the back row passengers, and the second of which would push the bench all the way to the back of the 2nd row, making the seats unusable. Both wheelbase models were also produced in at by members of the Local 110 until 31 October 2008. Cargo access to the rear was via a hatchback, similar to the one on the K platform station wagons. Tracks have locator depressions for rollers, to simplify installation.
I remember testing this generation of Chrysler's minivan when it debuted and thinking that the body shimmied a lot over rough surfaces. The number of returned ex-rental 2010 Grand Caravan to the market jumped fourfold between July to October, depressing prices of used 2009 and 2010 Dodge minivans by as much as 20%. The two bench seats in the rear were independently removable, and the large three-person bench could also be installed in the second row location via a second set of attachment points on the van's floor, ordinarily hidden with snap-in plastic covers. The hatch was hinged at the top and held open by gas struts. The driver's side sliding door became standard. The same year, the front logo design was changed the two slanted rectangles in red to match the rest of the Dodge lineup. No, it's all about the space.