Reports suggest Dodge is planning to replace its popular Grand Caravan with a new minivan from Chrysler.
The Chrysler Voyager will debut in 2020 and FCA is apparently hoping to transition buyers to the new Chrysler nameplate and remove the all-popular Dodge Grand Caravan from the market. The news comes from AutoForecast Solutions LLC’s weekly and was first reported by Automotive News Canada.
Back in June FCA announced plans to bring back the Chrysler Voyager and position it as a more affordable version of the current Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
On the one hand, the Grand Caravan’s popularity make it a difficult piece to just remove from the market. The Dodge minivan is currently 12th in sales in Canada over the first half of the year, although sales have fallen roughly 27 % compared to the previous year. The Chrysler Pacifica is the only hybrid minivan offered right now, but sales have been sluggish. Chrysler has struggled to reinvent its product portfolio and a new Voyager model would certainly give Chrysler dealerships something to celebrate.
An FCA spokesperson declined to comment on the news, stating that they couldn’t comment on future product schedules.