Skip to comments.Dodge to stop making the Grand Caravan even though it's their best selling vehicle
Posted on 10/10/2011 6:00:11 PM PDT by Teflonic
Chrysler is getting rid of the soccer mom staple Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, the company announced on Monday.
2013 will be the last year the Caravan is sold, despite the fact it is currently the best selling Dodge vehicle on the market.
The more upscale Chrysler Town and Country minivan will continue on as the only van the company offers.
Chrysler created the modern minivan in when they introduced the 1984 model year Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager models.
Chrysler will replace the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the Dodge Avenger mid-sized sedan with a single crossover in 2013, Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said in an interview with the publication in Turin, Italy.
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Wait... Doesnt Fiat own Chrysler Corp (Dodge) now? Uh, it’s hard to know which is more incompetent at cars.
But they will keep making the Town & Country which costs more and has more features. At a time when people do not have money.
The real one that is...
Maybe it’s just silly old me but I don’t get it.
“Ah... Hemi Challenger...”
an old and cool movie.
Governments are incapable of running a business at a decent profit.
I don’t know why it keeps doing that.
The Caravan is on an old platform. It needs to be replaced by something be that called Caravan or something else.
Between my husband and I we owned 4 of them. Great vehicle to schlep a bunch of kids around in. Don’t have one now because almost all the kids are grown, but they were a great car for a family.
Now, I only had a handful of business courses in college, but I don’t remember getting rid of your most popular selling item as being part of any theory i was taught. Maybe that was covered on the day I was out.
Our Caravan is 14 years old now. It has served us well on vacations, dragging around our boat, taking Scouts on camping trips, carrying home lumber for household projects, and everything in between. It has been a great family vehicle.
They are acting as if they are the only car maker, all this will do is send their customers elsewhere to find a minivan at that price point. Those lost customers will likely find their new honda, mazda, ford, etc much better than the Dodge they used to buy and never go back. So yeah, this smells like a death throe for the company.
Love it. That and the Cuda...
Excellent pic...thx for the post.. had an immediate ‘flashback’ :)
The Neon was a good car. The the Dodge Truck is still a good buy. I just think the company is sinking, and will become extinct.
Just the Good Ole Boys.
Doesn’t matter...union-built. I doubt anyone on this site is DUMB ENOUGH to buy a car from the America-hating UAW.
This reminds me of a story someone told back when the Soviet Union was at it’s height.
They were on the Trans-Siberian railway far out in the sticks of subarctic Russia. At a station stop the person noticed a long eastbound train loaded with dimensional lumber, in the hole (the siding).
In the distance, a westbound freight could be seen approaching. As it finally rushed by, the observer noted that it was also loaded with dimensional lumber, bound for wherever the other train had originated from.
Such are the perils of centralized government economic planning.
I guess the VW Routan, a rebadged Chrysler Town and Country, is also dead.
You are correct. Read auto industry news. New owner Fiat will use the Chrysler network to promote their own brands, Fiat, Alfa-Romeo and Maserati. I doubt this will prove successful, but even if it is, Chrysler and Dodge are dead.
Ahhh, '69 Hemi Cuda - a real car if there was ever one built!