Some people think that it is pretty easy to forget about the Dodge Grand Caravan in light of the wonderful Chrysler Pacifica. We do not understand why though. The Dodge Grand Caravan is delightful in its own right. It is comfortable, seats a whole family, and drives incredibly well. We did have some concerns that the Dodge Grand Caravan would be going away sooner rather than later, but it looks like this wonderful minivan will be around through 2019 at least.
Despite earlier rumors that the Grand Caravan would disappear after this year, Automotive News has confirmed that we will still get the Dodge at least through mid-2019. But production for the U.S. will stop for several months later this year to update the side curtain airbag system for compliance with new regulations. Originally Dodge planned to drop the Grand Caravan rather than bring it into compliance, but they seem to have changed their mind on that decision.
There is nothing wrong with the Grand Caravan’s current side curtain airbags. The change is necessary to meet new federal regulations that require more window coverage, and for the airbags to remain inflated longer, to help prevent occupants from being ejected from the vehicle. Unifor Local 444 President Dino Chiodo, who represents workers at FCA’s Windsor assembly plant, told Automotive News that production of Grand Caravans will not stop altogether this summer. “Grand Caravans will continue to be assembled and shipped without any engineering changes to dealers in Canada and Mexico through the fall. When the design changes are ready for production, they will be implemented in all Grand Caravans for all markets.”-thedrive.com
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