2020 Chrysler Voyager To Push Dodge Grand Caravan Out Of Production In May 2020

With the reveal of the 2020 Chrysler Voyager last month, many industry analysts wondered if it also spells the end of the Dodge Grand Caravan.

That’s a logical assumption, given that both models cover the entry-level segment of the minivan market and the Voyager uses a much newer and modern platform.

The Grand Caravan will reach the end of the line indeed, at least according to forecasting company AutoForecast Solutions.

In its weekly report, the firm says production of the Dodge Grand Caravan at FCA’s Windsor, Ontario plant will end on May 22, 2020. After that, Fiat Chrysler will position the new Voyager as its replacement.

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The company’s vice president of global vehicle forecasting, Sam Fiorani, says FCA originally planed to stop making the Grand Caravan in December 2019 but postponed the end of production to May as it needs time to promote the Voyager.

“For the 2020 model year, they’ll likely run to fleet and then get the consumers to buy the new Voyager,” Fiorani told Autonews Canada. Production of the 2020 Voyager is expected to kick off next month in Windsor alongside the higher-end Pacifica minivan and the Grand Caravan.

When it unveiled the Voyager in June, FCA said it would target budget-conscious families and fleet customers. That’s pretty much the same clientele of the Grand Caravan.

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager starts at $26,985 in the United States, excluding a $1,495 destination charge. The minivan will begin arriving at dealers this fall and will be available in two trim lines, L and LX. A third grade, LXi, will be reserved for fleet customers.

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  • Six_Tymes

    it sure had a long run… more than most

  • Mr. EP9

    To think one old minivan got killed off by a literal re-badge of another is amusing. Anyway, I know FCA is finally glad to be rid of that dated thing.

    • Matt

      I would consider the Pacifica as ‘old’.

      • jeepwonder

        And shaped like a dust buster. That styling didn’t work for GM with their minivans either.

        I don’t see why they should kill off their best selling minivan. What happened to refreshing product?

    • USOZ

      How long before the Journey, Durango, and the 300 go?

  • Craig

    They did a very nice job when they updated the interior. THAT said… in Canada this version of the Minivan often sells for under $20,000. No way the Voyager will sell for that little.

    • Doug Robb

      Under $20,000 is possible here too but you’re most likely to find ones right at $20,000 near me. You get more stuff than we had in our 1988 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE that stickered for $16,000 or so with almost evey option.

  • StrangerGP

    Both models could coexist, Grand Cavaran is literally a (huge) box on wheels and the “new” Chrysler Voyager will definitely get worse equipment for the same price.

  • Crash Bandicoot

    I have fond memories of doing reverse snow donuts in these things when I worked at enterprise. She’ll be missed.

  • slab doodle

    I have owned 3 Chrysler product mini vans since 1989. Each one has been an excellent vehicle. My current one, 2005 Dodge Grand Voyager, has 200,000 miles on it, with never any major mechanical issues! Keep up the good work Chrysler!

  • Stephen G

    The new Chrysler “Voyager” is just a Pacifica L or LX. Other than the name, nothing new to see here.

  • USOZ

    Makes sense. Question is will Chrysler as a whole still maintain their minivan crown or will Honda/Toyota surpass them?

  • D. Dastardly

    Never liked the look of the Pacifica, not interested in the Voyager (even though that should just be a trim line difference, the same way that there was Buick, Oldsmobile and Cadillac. Same da,mn car, different face and up-priced trim lines.)
    The look of the current GC is fantastic, the other two look like they were designed by a committee of Snowflakes.

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