- the new chrysler voyager will be known as the chrysler grand caravan in canada, fiat chrysler automobiles has announced.
- a spokesperson for fca said the grand caravan name's popularity pushed the decision to use it for the voyager in canada, although the dodge grand caravan has been discontinued.
- the chrysler grand caravan goes on sale in canada this fall.
dodge scrapped the grand caravan, and then chrysler came out with the voyager to replace it. now, that same voyager is becoming available to the canada market as a 2021 model, where it will be known as a chrysler grand caravan.
the 2020 chrysler voyager, which is available in the u.s., is the same in every measure as the 2021 chrysler grand caravan. the canada-market grand caravan will get the 287-hp 3.6-liter v-6 engine seen in the voyager as well as the nine-speed automatic transmission. a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard on both vans, as well as android auto and apple carplay integration. the grand caravan will also offer two trim levels, a base trim and an sxt.
"particularly for canadian consumers, grand caravan is a nameplate that has become synonymous with affordable, safe, and innovative family transportation," a spokesperson for fca told car and driver, adding that grand caravan sales in canada versus other fca minivans, such as the town & country, made up about 80 to 90 percent of sales. in the u.s., the grand caravan made up closer to 50 percent of those sales.
the voyager—or grand caravan from now on, if you're in canada—starts under $30,000 in the u.s. and is a cheaper option than the chrysler pacifica, which starts at around $35,000 in the u.s. previously, the dodge grand caravan filled the slot now occupied by the voyager. the 2021 chrysler pacifica carries the same name in both the united states and canada.
production of the dodge grand caravan ended this past may at the factory in windsor, ontario, where it was built. the voyager, pacifica, and chrysler grand caravan are, or will be, built at that same plant. the chrysler grand caravan goes on sale in canada this fall.