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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2020 Dodge Journey are not for sale in some of the nation’s most populous states—California, New Jersey, and New York—along with Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. What those...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    Pacifica Red Alert! That's not our editorial judgement, it's the title of Chrysler’s press release announcing a Red S Edition for the 2020 model year. The new Red S provides, in their words, “a crimson customized attitude for the no-compromise minivan.” Tim Kuniskis, head of FCA passenger cars...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    Will the new Chrysler Voyager—essentially, the low-line of the Pacifica—be sold as a Caravan in Canada? That’s what we’re now hearing from our sources within FCA Canada. To be more specific, our source claimed that for 2020, the company will sell down its Dodge Grand Caravans; for 2021, they...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    The Windsor Assembly Plant, original and current home of Chrysler’s minivans, has 1,500 employees who depend on the plant running three shifts.  Now, after months of rumor that the third shift would be dropped on September 30, FCA Canada has promised to keep it going until the end of 2019...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    Chrysler has announced the prices for its 35th Anniversary Edition minivans, which have special badges, a black interior with “Cranberry Wine” accent stitching, and upgraded content. After a long gestation period, Chrysler launched its minivans in 1983 ; it has sold over 14.6 million minivans...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    Fiat Chrysler’s first serious hybrid-electric was the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan; it blasted onto the hybrid scene fully developed, after having been extensively tested, refined, and retuned. Journalist-reviewers saw high mileage, good acceleration, surprising cornering, and smooth...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    Chrysler’s minivans changed the automotive landscape in the 1980s;  the debut of the “magic wagon” created a new vehicle segment that few expected, possibly helping to pave the way for today’s crossover craze. With the 35th anniversary of the minivan upon us, Allpar founder David Zatz has taken...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    In shades of minivan news of the past, the best selling minivans in America for 2018 were the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica. The Caravan, despite being the oldest minivan you can buy (redesigned for 2008 and refreshed for 2011), managed a massive 21% sales gain and finished the year with...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    In the same month the Wrangler got a one-star rating from EuroNCAP , the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica became an IIHS Top Safety Pick. (IIHS is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; it's funded by insurance companies.) Because 72% of the body structure is made of high-strength steel, the...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    With news that the Chrysler 300 is not long for this world , there has been a lot of discussion on the brand’s future. Missing from some of that talk has been former CEO Sergio Marchionne’s tendency to make rapid, perhaps even rash, decisions to respond to the market — and that one of those was...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    According to respected reporter Larry Vellequette at Automotive News, the Chrysler 300 will cease production in 2020, the victim of falling sedan sales and a changing market. Instead, Chrysler will use its limited factory space to make the fully-electric Portal, a production version of the 2017...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    Earlier this week, Maserati/Alfa Romeo and Chrysler brought a large group of cynical, hardened auto writers from around the world to the M1 Concourse and Chelsea Proving Grounds to drive high performance cars, trucks, and Jeeps. There seemed to be universal agreement on one thing: that the...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    Waymo will buy thousands more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, after buying a batch of one hundred in 2016 and five hundred more in 2017. The plug-in hybrid minivans will be used to launch the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service. FCA billed their work with Waymo as the first of...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    When questioned about the future of the Dodge Grand Caravan at the Windsor Assembly Plant at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne had an interesting answer: The replacement of the Caravan will be a Caravan-like vehicle. I need...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    Allpar readers often ask, why would Dodge drop the Caravan? (The more pedantic ask, why would Dodge drop the Grand Caravan, and why won’t you use the full name?) Today, we found out — based on a graph sent in by a reader, purporting to show the retail sales of all full-size minivans sold in the...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    The auto industry's tidal flow toward electric vehicles is gaining speed, with most of the world's leading automakers and parts houses having announced sweeping new investment and product plans. But there is one name notable by its absence among the companies unveiling their electrification...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    The venerable Dodge Caravan has returned for its 34th model year. Many had believed that it would not reach the 2018 model year, because of new safety requirements. A mild redesign of some key components resolved this issue. 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus — the SXT Plus did not make it...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    They are ice skating in Hades again. In a repeat of June 2017, the Dodge Challenger was the best-selling muscle car in August. This time, the advantage was enough to move the Challenger past the Chevrolet Camaro in total sales for the year. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon While the Ford...
  19. Mopar / FCA News
    The plan for Dodge was so simple and clear: it would be all muscle. The old people movers would be pushed onto Chrysler. The only thing standing in the way: Dodge’s two best sellers are front wheel drive people-movers. The company has apparently been ambivalent, sometimes planning on Chrysler...
  20. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA is recalling around 300,000 Dodge minivans after finding that wiring could rub against pieces of the steering wheel trim, possibly triggering the driver’s front airbag. So far there have been eight possibly-related minor injuries (0.003% of production), but no crashes or deaths. The...
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