Chicago 2019: A 35th Anniversary Edition for the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Pacifica
For those of you who can remember the arrival of the minivan at Dodge and Chrysler in 1984, what you’re about to read won’t make you feel any younger. At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show taking place this week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will unveil special 35th anniversary editions of its Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica.
That’s right, the trustiest of trusty old minivans is turning 35.
The versions that will honour the three-and-a-half decades of the Grand Caravan will feature a special all-black interior with contrasting stitching in a colour FCA refers to as “Cranberry Wine”. Unique badging will be splayed about here and there, and the list of included features is longer than in the regular versions. Both the regular and hybrid versions of the Pacifica will get the same treatment. Both models will also get the S esthetic treatment, which makes black the default colour choice on the outside as well as inside.
The SE and SXT trims of the Dodge Grand Caravan will be the ones to get the 35th anniversary treatment.
It adds up to a rather timid way to mark the 35 years of existence of this ground-breaking minivan, but then it’s not like people have been clamouring for this kind of special edition. Let’s guess there might not be a stampede of buyers rushing to get theirs before they’re lapped up.Read more