Fiat Chrysler will continue to produce the Dodge Grand Caravan following the introduction of the 2017 Pacifica, but it plans to let sales dictate how long the aging model will stay in production.
FCA’s head of passenger car brands in North America, Tim Kuniskis, told The Detroit News that the Grand Caravan is a “good car that sells extremely well,” so they will continue to produce it and let customers decide whether it’s worth keeping around.
“Why not let the market decide?” Kuniskis said. “So we’re going to bring the (2017 Pacifica) out and keep the old one at the same time, covering the price classes and let the market decide how many they want to buy and how long they want to buy them.”
Grand Caravan sales topped those of the Chrysler Town & Country in 2015 – a result that can likely be linked to the Caravan’s relative affordability over the Town & Country. Pricing for the new Pacifica has yet to be announced, however Chrysler product marketing director Bruce Velisek assured Detroit News it will cover the majority of minivan price segments.