The Dodge Grand Caravan Continues Production Past 2016

Dodge Grand Caravan Continues into 2016 - DodgeDealerNY

When Chrysler put out their five year plan, one of the most noticeable things that would be happening was the Dodge Grand Caravan would be getting benched.  The reason, at the time, was that Chrysler wanted to do less in the brand family to compete against each other.  Rather than have multiple minivans, they would concentrate on a single one.  The winner of the minivan segment was the Chrysler Town & Country, meaning the Grand Caravan would be no more after 2016.  However, Automotive News stumbled across a production document that shows the Grand Caravan may have some life left in it.

The memo states that the Grand Caravan is still planned for 2017, being produced along with the redesigned Town & Country.  The new Town & Country is set to start its production at the Windsor, Ontario plant on Feb. 29th 2016.  The 2016 Grand Caravan is slated to start this August and to end production in August 2016.  The 2017 model of the Grand Caravan will then be almost immediately put into production on August 23rd, 2016.

Since the 2016 run will be brief, there is no slated changes for the newer Grand Caravan models.

Why does it seem that Dodge is going back on their plan to no longer produce the minivan?  Automotive News thinks it may have to do with wanting to make sure there is no market loss as the company shifts over to the Town & Country.  With the short production life, it may give Dodge the chance to cut production depending on how things go.  It will also allow the Grand Caravan to continue to sell in Canada where it is the number 1 selling minivan.

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Dodge Losing Grand Caravan and Avenger

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Change is in the air for Dodge. Chrysler announced that two Dodge mainstays will be getting dropped from the brand due to their direct competition with similar models. Dodge will be saying goodbye to the Grand Caravan and the Avenger. Chrysler believes they are competing too closely with the Town & Country and the 200 sedan.

The company’s reason is to move Chrysler to the forefront. They have chosen for the main brand to be the mainstream brand and want to focus the Dodge vehicle more on sport and high-performance vehicles. Because of this, SRT will be consolidated with Dodge and their powerful creations will sport the familiar Dodge halo.

Dodge is planning on giving their current vehicles a revamp to match the new image for Dodge. While the Charger and Challenger are already going to be getting one with their upcoming new versions, the Dart and the Journey will be getting a revamp further down the line.

While it is said to see some popular models go, it does make sense for Chrysler. For a long while now, they’ve been directly competing with themselves with minivans and sedans. If this allows them to focus on one superior product, both the company and the consumer will be the better for it. Still, sad to see them go.

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Fourth of July Specials at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge

2f7acdac960d629f881bc64fd879432bxBayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge will be closed this Thursday in observation of the 4th of July. We will reopen with normal business hours the following Friday.

Business Hours:
Monday 7/1 – Wednesday 7/3: 9am – 9pm
Thursday 7/4: Closed
Friday 7/5: 9am – 9pm

This upcoming Fourth of July, Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge is offering amazing deals on select popular makes and models. Here’s a look at the deals we’re running:

Chrysler Town and Country2013 Chrysler Town & Country:
$199/Month
MSRP: $31,390
39 Mths, 10,000 miles
*$0 down, tax & tags due at signing. Must qualify for lease conquest.

2013 Chrysler 200 Limited2013 Chrysler 200 Limited
$139/Month
MSRP: $25,680
24 Mths, 10,000 miles
*$0 down, tax and tag due at signing, Must qualify for Volkswagon Bonus Cash.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado2013 Grand Cherokee Larado
$259/Month
MSRP: $33,490
36 Mths, 10,000 miles
*$0 down, tax & tags due at signing. Must qualify for lease conquest.