Chrysler will proudly tell you that he was the first company to introduce the type of vehicle which is now called the minivan . Although Renault will disagree with this statement ( the French claim that their model was the first Espace minivan , although there are those who believe in 1950 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus Type and the 1956 Fiat 600 Multipla of the first minivan ) , the 1984 Chrysler has sold more than 13 million minivans under different labels ( Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan , Plymouth Voyager / Grand Voyager , Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler Voyager , Lancia Voyager , Volkswagen Routan , Ram Cargo Van … ).
The idea of the minivan came president of Chrysler, Lee Iacocca and chief engineer Hal Sperlich, who tried to launch a similar formula, even during the 1970s at Ford , but realized his dream by moving to just Chrysler .
2014 Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary – design
On paper the idea seems quite simple – insert a large bowl outside the car chassis , and this move proved so successful that to this day all serious car companies have their representative in the class . Chrysler is still in full control of the market , with over 200,000 copies sold annually, and since this year is 30 years since the first minivan introduced , the American automaker has decided to offer a special 30th Anniversary version of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan .
In the case of Town & Country offer will be based on the Touring L model, which is the third highest level of equipment ( out of four) , and he adds 17-inch wheels , special paint , leather interior , and 30th Anniversary markings. In the case of cheaper Dodge Grand Caravan , the customer can choose between two basic models , the SE and SXT , and in addition to the aforementioned 30 -inch wheels that are mirrors Auto Exchange in color, leather interior and all the button .
2014 Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary – engine and price
Both models provide a standard 3.6L V6 engine that develops 283 hp , and the power to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler has not yet announced pricing, but will note that the Grand Caravan has a starting price of $ 19.995 (about 15,200 euros) whilst at the Town & Country will cost $ 30.765 (about 23,400 euros).