The Next Generation Grand Caravan Will Officially Have A Chrysler Nameplate
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The landscape of minivans has changed in the past year. Upon entering the new decade, we knew Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) would change its lineup starting with the Dodge brand. The Dodge Grand Caravan had sales decline yet again and after 35 years, the minivan was in need of a change. While many expected the nameplate to end, FCA has moved the minivan moniker to Chrysler. FCA, the parent company of both Dodge and Chrysler, has shifted some things about its premier minivan option, the Chrysler Pacifica. First FCA made moves involving the change to bring back the well-known Voyager nameplate to its Chrysler brand in the Pacifica. The return of the Voyager found its way onto the Pacifica base model trim now the Grand Caravan will be added to Chrysler Pacifica, as its base model trim for all of Canada’s Chrysler Pacifica model lineup.
Why Did the Grand Caravan Change Brands?
The reason for the change is rooted in what each brand stands for. Chrysler is aiming to add the nameplates of all the previous minivan nameplates as a part of the Pacifica moniker. This makes sense, as the Pacifica and the Pacifica Hybrid have dominated the minivan sales segment since its debut. The Pacifica replaced the Town and Country minivan and has been a trailblazer ever since taking in numerous awards for its ability to serve as the ideal minivan for modern families and its pedigree for fuel economy with the Hybrid version.
On the other hand for FCA, its Dodge brand is synonymous with unmatched speed and high-level engineering. Today, Dodge muscle cars and the top-notch Durango three-row SUV are the embodiment of what the brands represent; a minivan doesn’t quite match what the rest of the vehicles made by Dodge do. The Dodge Grand Caravan was discontinued for the 2021 model year, but now will have its new home as a trim for the Pacifica and that makes sense for both the company responsible for carving out the product and for buyers around the world.
Pricing For the Chrysler Grand Caravan
FCA has said the Chrysler Grand Caravan will begin at a price point of $37,995 MSRP (Canadian dollars). In the United States, that figure is around $28,000 MSRP, a bit higher than the $26,985 MSRP that the Voyager trim begins at for the North American market. The new Chrysler Grand Caravan will have the same powertrain, FCA’s Pentastar 3.6-Liter V6 engine, which delivers 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle remains largely the same but will gain a new touchscreen interface with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is going to debut in the fall of 2020 with new interior perks set to upgrade the minivan. For those who want to drive a new minivan with our help, we have options for our customers at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.
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