Minivans: Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler invented the minivan - twice. In Europe, Chrysler worked with Matra to develop what became the Renault Espace, which became Europe's most popular minivan - starting in the same year as the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. While there had been small vans in the past, these are generally acknowledged to be the first minivans (see minivan history and development).
From 1987 through 2007, there were standard minivans, and the longer-wheelbase "Grand" versions. In 2008, only the long wheelbase was left. Engines have ranged from a carbureted 2.2 liter four-cylinder to the current Pentastar V6, with VM Motori diesels sold in Europe.
Minivan information: Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town & Country
- The 2016 Chrysler minivans
- 2011-15 Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country • Lancia Voyager • VW Routan • Ram C/V
- Electric minivans | CNG minivans | Dodge Caravan SST | Diesel engines
- Repairs and performance
- Creation of the minivan • the 1984-1990 minivans • 1991-1995 minivans • 1994 changes
- 1996-2000 minivans | 2001-2007 minivans | 2005-2006 changes
- 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan / Chrysler Town & Country | 2008-2009 cargo vans
- Reviews: 1998-99 | 2000 | 2003 | 2005 | 2008 (with video)
- European minivans, including four-cylinder and diesel Chrysler Voyagers.
- 1984-2000 minivan powertrain table, courtesy of Drew Beck.