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
- 2011-14 Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country • Lancia Voyager • VW Routan • 2012-14 Ram C/V
- Repairs and performance
- Creation of the minivan | the 1984-1990 minivans in depth
- 1991-1995 minivans | 1994 changes | 1996-2000 minivans | 2001-2007 minivans | 2005-2006 minivan changes
- Why’d they do that? Behind the 1996-2007 minivan choices
- 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan / Chrysler Town & Country | 2008-2009 cargo vans
- Electric minivans | CNG minivans | Dodge Caravan SST | Diesel engines
- Building the 2009 Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen minivans in Windsor (with movies / 25th anniversary)
- Reviews: 1998-99 | 2000 | 2003 | 2005 | 2008 (with video)
- 1984-2000 minivan powertrain table, courtesy of Drew Beck.
- European minivans, including four-cylinder and diesel Chrysler Voyagers.
- Preparing the Windsor factory for the 2008 minivans: flexible manufacturing, work teams, and more
- Watch minivans being made