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Chrysler announces 25th Anniversary minivans

by David Zatz on

Chrysler and Dodge minivans continue to have over a 40% market share in the U.S. and are the third most popular vehicle in Canada. In celebration of 25 years and 12 million units of minivan production (which started in 1983 with the 1984 models), Chrysler will sell 25th anniversary Dodge and Chrysler minivans. The special editions will have special badges, wheels, and numerous features including “premium” leather seats.  The special editions will have the six-speed automatic, and will sell for $34,180 (Chrysler) and $31,995 (Dodge) including destination charges.  The Chrysler has the 3.8 liter V6 standard, which has more power but lower mileage than the 3.3, and lower power and mileage than the 4.0 V6. The special edition minivan has new interior combinations, with dark maple burl trim and satin finishes, Stow ’n Go, uconnect® tunes, second- and third-row nine-inch dual-DVD entertainment system, LED lighting with ambient halo light ring, and heated first- and second-row seating. The 4-liter V6 is optional. 

The Dodge Grand Caravan 25th Anniversary Edition includes the 4 liter automatic, new color combinations, and Blackwood on the instrument panel and door accents. An updated instrument panel includes a new Dodge-specific four-gauge cluster, additional satin finishes and a glove box with Blackwood trim. New seats feature perforated leather with French-seamed seat stitching. Additional standard features include minivan-first Stow ’n Go seating and storage system, heated first- and second-row seating, uconnect studios Sirius Satellite Radio and LED lighting with ambient halo light ring.

With more than 30 safety and security features, the 25th Anniversary Edition Chrysler and Dodge minivans offer minivan-first Blind Spot and Rear Cross Path advance safety systems. The all-new Blind Spot Monitoring accident-avoidance system detects a possible unseen vehicle when changing lanes. The Rear Cross Path accident-avoidance system aids the driver any time the vehicle is in Reverse and warns if any traffic is moving toward the vehicle. Both systems use dual ultra-wideband radar sensors that notify the driver via an audible chime and a visible icon on outside mirrors.

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