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News The Dodge Grand Caravan Bows Out After 37 Years Of Family Service

The Dodge Grand Caravan Bows Out After 37 Years Of Family Service

The Dodge Grand Caravan's near four-decade career as the minivan comes to an end in a few months.

  • The current Dodge Grand Caravan dates back to 2007.
  • More than 15 million have sold since it arrived in late 1983.
  • The final 2020 Grand Caravans will roll out this May.

This farewell to the Dodge Grand Caravan was never a matter of if, but when. FCA launched the Chrysler Pacifica in 2016 and it seemed clear at the time that since the Grand Caravan had not been updated, it was going to be phased out. While the idea of no longer selling a Grand Caravan should scare the hell out of Dodge, the recently added Chrysler Voyager (Pacifica “classic”) and the revamped Pacifica should fill the void.

A number of carmakers have made the mistake of dropping a beloved and well-established nameplate in favour of a new one only to realized that they had screwed up bad. Remember the Ford Taurus that was reborn as the 500 only to return as a Taurus? Anyhow, point is that the Caravan has been the minivan since the 1984 model year. The Chrysler Voyager was dropped in 2015 in favour of the Pacifica – it’s the Grand Caravan name that should carry on especially in times when minivans are all but dead.

In the segment, what remains of it, includes the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, and that’s it. There’s little doubt that the FCA non-identical twins will continue to lead the segment, one way or another.

Motor Trend got the news from a union representing workers at FCA’s Windsor factory followed by a confirmation from FCA.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan – Dodge

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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