Chrysler Town and Country to Live On, Dodge Caravan Out?

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Chrysler Town and Country to Live On, Dodge Caravan Out?
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Adding more fuel to the fire that Fiat could kill off Dodge by 2016, reports are coming in that the next-generation minivan from Chrysler will be a Town and Country and will launch as a 2016 model.

Though Chrysler refuses to comment on future models, it appears that there won’t be a Dodge Caravan in the future from the American automaker. Production on the 2016 Town and Country will kick off in 2015 at the Windsor Assembly Plant, which will also be producing a new Chrysler crossover in 2016.

SEE ALSO: Fiat Could Kill off Dodge by 2016: Report

The move to cut back on minivan offerings makes sense given today’s market, as more and more buyers are gravitating towards crossovers and SUVs to fulfill their family needs. Insiders believe the upcoming CUV from Chrysler will be similar to the Pacifica, but may not necessarily be a luxury vehicle. Rumors on the Dodge Caravan’s demise has been circulating for years, and the time may have finally come.

With the loss of the Caravan, there’s talk that the next generation Challenger will also leave Dodge, instead being branded under the new SRT division. That would leave the Dodge brand with just four models: the Charger, Durango, Dart and Journey.

[Source: The Windsor Star]

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  • Kurt

    PLEASE, PLEASE BRING BACK THE SIRRIS BACK SEAT TV!!!! I WANT TO GET A NEW T & C LIMITED BUT MY WIFE WON’T LET ME BECAUSE HER 2011 HAS THE TV and 2012+s DON’T!!!