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.
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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