Well, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, Chrysler has decided to wind down the production of the Grand Caravan. We’ve known it for a while now that the Crysler Voyager would replace the Caravan. What remains to be seen is when that happens. This move comes in a time where the automotive sales are on a steady decline and Chrysler has decided to cut down some costs. The shutting down of the Ontario plant would result in a loss of over 1,500 jobs hence, saving millions for the company.
Over the years, Dodge Grand Caravan has established itself as one of the most popular family movers. Moms and dads have used the Caravan to take their children to the soccer practice, to go grocery shopping, to go across the country with the whole family and the cargo. People have lent the Caravan to their neighbors while they decided to move to the other part of the town. After 35 years of selfless and reliable service to the nation, the Dodge Grand Caravan will see its last few days. Many of you might not know this but the Caravan has not just been used by Moms and neighbors, but also by film crews all over the nation.
This end has been inevitable for a while. The FCA focused more on the Chrysler Pacifica and made it modern with the latest tech and sleek designing. Owing to these factors, the Pacifica sells nationwide in good numbers. However, the Pacifica is a tad bit on the more expensive side when it comes to minivans. And to fill the void, the FCA will replace the Grand Caravan with the Voyager. It will be a bit smaller and less expensive than the Pacifica. When compared to the Grand Caravan, the Voyager will have better and advanced tech and exterior design.
If you are planning to buy the 2020 Grand Caravan, the odds might be against you. According to Dodge, the new van won’t be available in California, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington for the remainder of its production run due to new emissions regulations. If you live in any of these states and plan on paying your respects to the legend, you might have to do with a used model. And as for the Ontario manufacturing plant, it will probably be retrofitted to manufacture the Voyager.