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Chrysler 880: minivan, car, or …?

by David Zatz on

From 1962 to 1965, Dodge buyers could get a Custom 880. Now, it looks as though Chrysler buyers will be able to get an 880, too.

Disqus user Eric commented on our recent Allpar story that the Chrysler 880 was on the brand home page — and so it is.

Chrysler 880

The old 880 was a Chrysler Newport with a Dodge front clip — an amusing car since the Newport was based on the standard Dodge.  The current one is unknown at the moment; while Chrysler is set to launch a minivan next week, there is also a crossover in the works (scheduled to launch in a year), and there were, long ago, rumors of a large car based on the minivan platform, as Volkswagen Phaeton shared with Volkswagen Touareg.

The first hint of the next-generation minivan was likely the Chrysler 700 concept.

Dodge 880

880 could also refer to a longer warranty plan (8/80), the hybrid-electric powerplant, new hybrid system, or any number of other upcoming items; however, Chrysler has been going alphanumeric in its car names for some time, since the Sebring name was dropped for 200. See our news on the hybrid engine and transmission for the upcoming minivans.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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