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Dodge will drop Avenger, Grand Caravan as part of Fiat’s new 5-year business plan

In order to follow Fiat’s new five-year business plan, Dodge is preparing to drop some models from its lineup. As a result, Dodge will end the production of the Avenger in 2014 and it will not build a new model because the Chrysler 200 will address this portion of the market.

Moreover, the production of the Grand Caravan will end in 2016 as the Chrysler Town & Country will address this portion of the market. The next-generation Dodge Dart will arrive in 2016, followed by the Dart SRT few months later.

The Journey / D CUV will debut in 2016, while the D CUV SRT will be introduced in 2017. In 2018, the new subcompact hatch from Dodge will be introduced, followed by a SRT version in early 2017. The next-generation Dodge Challenger will be unveiled in 2018, while by the end of the year the Challenger SRT will arrive. In the same period, Dodge will present the Charger and the Charger SRT versions.

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Chrysler extends lives of Dodge Avenger, Grand Caravan and Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler Group has extended the lives of the Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Wrangler, according to a report by The Detroit News, citing supplier sources. The paper said that Chrysler’s product plan entails production of the current Avenger until 2015, an extension of one year; the Grand Caravan until 2017, an extension of 2 years; and the current Wrangler to 2018.

If the report is true, the product extensions might indicate that Chrysler and parent Fiat are trying to save money as they try to struggle with the continuing economic crisis in Europe as well as to prepare for Fiat’s planned acquisition of the remaining Chrysler shares it does not own.

The Avenger sedan had been expected to be terminated late this year or in the first quarter of 2014, as Chrysler prepares its Sterling Heights site to build the next generation Chrysler 200 sedan, which will be underpinned by the same platform that underpins the Dodge Dart and Jeep Cherokee.

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Dodge reveals the Grand Caravan Blacktop

The Dodge Grand Caravan SXT models is now available with the Blacktop package, which includes a set of 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black pockets, a Gloss Black grille, black headlamp bezels (late availability) and fog lamps. Inside, the vehicle gets a customized all-black interior, which includes the headliner, door panels and class-exclusive Super Console.

The black cloth seats, door trim and leather-wrapped steering wheel of the Grand Caravan Blacktop get silver accent stitching. Another highlight of the interior is a leather shift knob. With these features, the package is available at a great value with a MSRP of just $595. The exterior colors available for the Grand Caravan with the Blacktop package are Billet Silver, Brilliant Black, Maximum Steel, Redline and Stone White.

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, which is the top-selling minivan ever as well as with the most awards, continues to offer innovations in the segment it formed. The Dodge Grand Caravan is priced from $19,995 (excluding destination), making it the least inexpensive minivan and most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in the U.S. As standard, it comes with the Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that offers 283hp and tow rating of 3,600 lbs.

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Dodge reduces pricing of 2011 Grand Caravan to $23,995

Dodge has reduced the price of the 2011 Grand Caravan Express by $1,000 to $23,995, making this minivan the lowest priced in the U.S. This MSRP took effect on March 1. Meanwhile, the MSRP for the 2011 Grand Caravan Mainstreet is reduced $250 to $25,745. The MSRPs of these two models do not include the $835 destination charges.

Fred DePerez, head of Dodge Minivan Marketing, said that it didn’t remove features from the 2011 Grand Caravan Express and Mainstreet models that were offered on the 2010 models.

In fact, the 2011 models were added with several safety, performance and efficiency features. He added that by cutting the price, it’s equivalent to informing the U.S. market that the company is concerned about their budget as well as their driving performance and safety. From January to February 2011, 18,368 units of the Dodge Grand Caravan were sold, making it the top-selling minivan in the U.S.

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Chrysler's Dodge Grand Caravan R/T is set to be displayed at the Chicago Auto Show. Internally, this is referred to as the “man van” since its styling and features are designed to appeal to men. Chrysler has chosen to focus on attracting the men for the minivan segment as the women have shown a strong preference for sport-utility vehicles.

The showrooms are expected to receive the vehicle sometime in the second quarter. In an interview, Ralph Gilles, Chrysler's head designer, said, “It's an experiment.” He said that the company wants to know if the minivan can be made to appeal to a guy who used to drive a sports car but needs a minivan.

Chrysler has fitted its entire minivan line with upgraded interiors and a new engine. The man van will feature a black interior with red accent stitching, a performance-tuned suspension and a sound system with nine speakers and a 506-watt amplifier.

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In an attempt to improve its minivans sales, Chrysler unveiled today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show the brand new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T. As expected, under the hood of this car we find a new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine delivering 283 horsepower and a maximum torque of 260 lb.-ft. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Regarding the design, the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T comes with a new “dipped” body-color grille, body-color side moldings and exclusive 17-inch wheel. Moreover, the new car features new premium, lower-rolling resistance tires, a new spoiler and reduced brake caliper and rear bearing.

Also, it is with 12 mm lower than the standard Grand Caravan models. The interior features exclusive perforated black leather seats with red stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Also, the driver of the 2012 Grand Caravan R/T will see a new premium sound system with nine-speakers, a subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier.

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The 2011 Dodge Journey will carry a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,245 (Journey Express). Still, if you want more expensive versions you can choose the 2011 Journey Mainstreet ($24,245) or the 2011 Journey Crew ($29,240).

If you want more power, then the 2011 Dodge Journey R/T is the car for you, and starts at $28,245.

The top of the line 2011 Dodge Journey Lux starts at $32,740. All the prices exclude $750 destination charge.

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If you though that the 2011 Dodge Avenger was the only surprise, think again as Chrysler also unveiled the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. As expected, the 2011 model year comes with a new front fascia featuring the new Dodge signature “split crosshair” grille, a redesigned hood and new quad headlamps. At the rear end we find a new set of “ring of fire” LED taillamps and new Dodge badging.

Inside, we find a new, more intuitive instrument panel with improved ergonomics and larger, redesigned gauges. The trim rings in the console glow an ambient blue-green color.

The new Grand Caravan comes with more comfortable, larger Stow ‘n Go seats with a new, easy to use one-touch fold down function. Just like the other redesigned cars, the new Grand Caravan comes with new, premium seating materials and new door trim.

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