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FCA Canada: People-mover Milestone: FCA Marks 15 Millionth Minivan Sold

November 20, 2019

, Windsor, Ontario

FCA is celebrating 15 million minivans sole and counting given a really initial minivan — a Plymouth Voyager — rolled off a line during Windsor Assembly on Nov. 2, 1983. Today, FCA continues to lead with some-more than half of a minivan shred in Canada, with a 52 percent share, offered twice as many minivans as any other manufacturer over some-more than 35 years.   

“Reaching 15 million minivans sole isn’t usually about attack a number, it’s about a memories families have done and a children who have grown adult driven to propagandize or use or on a family highway outing in a Chrysler Pacifica or Pacifica Hybrid, Dodge Caravan or Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town Country or Voyager over a past 3 and a half decades,” pronounced Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “We continue to lead and innovate to keep a stream minivan lineup a comprehensive best during hauling people and things and assistance this era of owners make memories that will final a lifetime.”

As a initial association to deliver a minivan and by 6 generations of a vehicle, FCA has innovated 115 minivan firsts — comforts that continue to make life easier for owners and their whole families and pull a shred into a future. FCA firsts embody a class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system, Uconnect Theatre, hands-free shifting doors and a usually hybrid electric powertrain in a segment.

Today’s FCA minivan lineup includes a Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Dodge Grand Caravan and a U.S marketplace Chrysler Voyager.

The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid continue to change and reinvent a minivan segment. The Pacifica Hybrid is North America’s initial and usually hybrid minivan and is among a tip 10 best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in a attention in Canada. Pacifica Hybrid achieves  2.7 Le/100 km in electric-only mode in city driving, has an all-electric operation of some-more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) and a sum operation of some-more than 800 kilometres (497 miles). 

As North America’s best-selling minivan ever, a Dodge Grand Caravan continues a decades-long story of charity families style, flexibility and useful comforts during a extensive value. The Grand Caravan has introduced scarcely 80 shred firsts, including a industry-exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go seating, that can be simply operated with one hand, permitting users to modify seating for 7 to a atmospheric load bed in seconds.  

The award-winning Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) has proudly built FCA minivans given a vehicle’s introduction in 1983. Originally assembled in 1928, currently WAP measures over 371,000 block metres (4.4 million block feet) and employs scarcely 6,000 people. Production of a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica launched on Feb. 29, 2016, followed by a Pacifica Hybrid and this year a U.S. marketplace Chrysler Voyager. Windsor perceived a china nomination in World Class Manufacturing (WCM) in Mar 2014, a initial North American FCA trickery to strech a endowment level. WCM is a methodology that focuses on expelling waste, augmenting productivity, and improving peculiarity and reserve in a systematic and orderly way. It engages a workforce to yield and exercise suggestions on how to urge their jobs and their plants.  

FCA Keeps Minivan Segment Fresh With Chrysler Pacifica Red S Edition
FCA’s stream lineup continues to browbeat and innovate in a minivan shred with vehicles such as a new Chrysler Pacifica Red S Edition. The Chrysler Pacifica Red S Edition will be on vaunt during AutoMobility LA 2019 during a Los Angeles Convention Center Nov. 20-21 and will continue on arrangement during a Los Angeles Auto Show 2019, that will be open to a open on Nov. 22-Dec 1.

With a distinguished flush appearance, a Chrysler Pacifica Red S Edition brings a new demeanour and a outrageous detonate of opinion and colour to Pacifica’s already class-leading organic interior. The disdainful Red S interior comforts Rodèo Red reward Nappa leather two-tone seats accented by Light Diesel Grey stitching and piping and an “S” trademark on a seatbacks. Silver Metal Brush hydro bezels overstate a instrument row and doorway trim.

Exterior finishes embody a Red S liftgate badge and Black Noise Chrysler wing badges with Velvet Red inserts. The Pacifica Red S Edition rides on 20-inch wheels (18-inch on Pacifica Hybrid) with a Black Noise finish. The package is dull out by Advanced SafetyTec, featuring many of a some-more than 100 customary and accessible reserve and confidence comforts of a Pacifica, 20-speaker Harman Kardon reward audio and KeySense.
 
The Red S Edition will be accessible in a operation of 6 extraneous paint colour options, including a new-for-2020 Ceramic Grey Clear Coat, as good as Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Billet Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat and Maximum Steel Clear Coat.

The new Red S Edition package is accessible on both Pacifica Limited gas and hybrid (late availability) models. Ordering for a package is now open for gas models during Chrysler dealerships during a Canadian Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $3,995 for a Red S Edition package.

A Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid S Appearance Package will also be on arrangement in L.A. One out of each 3 Chrysler Pacifica models is sole with a renouned S Appearance Package, that comforts black accents inside and out, formulating a customized, jaunty look. The package includes 18-inch wheels with a Black Noise finish and badging, Gloss Black accents via a extraneous and an all-black interior with black seats with Light Diesel Grey accents and a “S” logo.

15 Fun Facts For 15 Million Minivans Sold

  • The strange minivan judgment was referred to within Chrysler as a “T-115”
  • The initial minivan, a Plymouth Voyager, rolled off a Windsor public line on Nov 2, 1983 (as a 1984 indication year vehicle)
  • FCA has been a No. 1 offered minivan manufacturer each year given inventing a minivan segment
  • FCA has constructed adequate minivans to expostulate a whole race of some-more than 100 countries, including Zimbabwe (14 million+), Belgium (11 million+) and Greece (10 million+)
  • The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is a sixth era of a complicated minivan
  • One out of each 3 Chrysler Pacifica models sole comforts a renouned S Appearance package
  • Chrysler Pacifica has warranted some-more than 120 honours and attention accolades, creation it a many awarded minivan over a final 3 years
  • FCA has innovated 115 minivan firsts
  • First oppulance minivan (1990)
  • First minivan to offer integrated child chair (1992)
  • First minivan with Stow ’n Go seating and storage complement (2004)
  • First minivan to offer twin back chair video complement means to play opposite media during same time (2007)
  • First minivan to offer Blind Spot Monitoring System (2009)
  • First and usually electrified minivan with a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (2017)
  • The Pacifica Hybrid ran a EPA exam cycle but dipping into a gas tank 

About a Chrysler Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid
The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid reinvent a minivan shred with an rare turn of functionality, versatility, record and confidant styling. Re-engineered from a belligerent adult on an all-new platform, a Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to a minivan segment. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this insubordinate car a step serve with a innovative, modernized hybrid powertrain. It’s a initial and usually electrified car in a minivan shred and achieves 2.7 Le/100 km in electric-only mode in city driving, has an all-electric operation of of some-more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) and a sum operation of some-more than 800 kilometres (497 miles). With some-more than 100 accessible reserve and confidence features, a Uconnect Theatre rear-seat party system, accessible 4G Wifi and a full array of comfort and preference technologies, a Chrysler Pacifica has warranted a mark as a many awarded minivan given 2016, with both a Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid portion as no-compromise minivans ideally matched for today’s families.
 
About FCA Canada
Founded as a Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is formed in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates a 94th anniversary in 2019. FCA Canada is a unconditionally owned auxiliary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies.  FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The association also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. In further to a public facilities, that furnish a Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a investigate and growth centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and tools placement centers via a country.