Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years of the Minivan | Toronto Mississauga

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Remember the family of seven that lived down the street from you? On Sunday afternoons they’d be heading off for dinner at Grandma’s, all crammed like pickles into their fake-wood-trimmed station wagon.  Below the window line, elbows and feet would be duelling for space and you had to know that by the time they reached Grandma’s, no-one was going to be talking to each other. Bobby and Sissy would have bruises on their arms and legs and Little George Jr.’s nose would be running down his face from sobbing over his dropped cookie that Sissy stepped on trying to slam her wedge shoe into Bobby’s shin. Okay, are you all with me Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Barrie? Let’s just admit that was a recipe for disaster.

Back in 1983, Chrysler came up with a better idea. The minivan. The Dodge Caravan and the Plymouth Voyager rolled out of Windsor’s Assembly Plant, saving marriages and inter-sibling relationships since the mid-80s. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and Chrysler’s minivan sparked a revolution in design with the other guys as well, who immediately came out with their own versions of the iconic minivan.

Chrysler is celebrating their 35th anniversary of the minivan with a special 2019 Anniversary edition of the Chrysler Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Caravan. The Anniversary edition showcases new badging, an all-black interior with Cranberry Wine accent stitching and many upgrades on an already extensive list of standard features.

FCA, in the U.S., continues to lead the pack with 14.6 million minivans sold globally since 1983, and retains a 54 per cent market share in Canada.

Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands for Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and Fiat said, “We created the minivan segment, we’re proud of our place in it and we will continue to innovate like we’ve done with the first hybrid minivan, industry exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, Uconnect Theatre with 10-inch touchscreens in the second row and much more.”

Now in its sixth generation of minivans, Beahm said, there is no better way to honor 35 years of creating family memories than by “introducing a new edition that offers even more value to today’s families.”

Chrysler Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid 35th Anniversary Edition (courtesy FCA):
  •  Class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains and nearly 40 new minivan-first features.
  •  The 35th Anniversary edition features a 35th Anniversary badge and a Liquid Chrome Chrysler Wing badge with a Gloss Black insert on front fascia grille and rear liftgate.
  •  An all-black interior features Cranberry Wine accent stitching on McKinley and Nappa leather perforated seats, steering wheel, door trim, bezels on IP and door handles, and a 35th Anniversary embroidered logo on front floor mats.

 35th Anniversary Pacifica models feature:

  •  Touring-L: Memory driver’s seat, eight-passenger seating, Mopar overhead DVD, 18-inch wheels
  • Touring-L Plus: Memory driver’s seat, eight-passenger seating and dual-pane sunroof (new)
  •  Limited: 20-inch wheels

35th Anniversary Pacifica Hybrid models feature:

  • Hybrid Touring-L: Premium Audio Group with 13 Alpine speakers, Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch touchscreen, 17-inch wheels
  • Hybrid Limited: 18-inch wheels

The S Appearance package can be added to any 35th Anniversary edition Pacifica or Pacifica Hybrid for an even sportier, blacked-out, customized exterior.
 
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available in 10 exterior colours: Billet Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Bright White, Dark Cordovan, Granite Crystal Metallic, Jazz Blue Pearl, Luxury White (new), Maximum Steel Pearl (new), Ocean Blue Metallic and Velvet Red Pearl.

Dodge Grand Caravan 35th Anniversary Edition (courtesy FCA):

  • The 35th Anniversary edition includes 17-inch tech silver aluminum wheels, 35th Anniversary fender badge and a Bright grille.
  •  {C}{C}{C}Inside, an all-black interior features Cranberry Wine accent stitching on seats, steering wheel and door trim, a Piano Black console and IP accent and a 35th Anniversary embroidered logo on the front floor mats
  • 35th Anniversary Grand Caravan model is based on the Premium Plus trim level and features:
  • Exterior:  17-inch aluminum wheels, body-colour mirrors, fog lamps, chrome belt moulding, bright roof rack, ParkSense rear park assist
  • Interior:  Torino leather seats with suede insert (front row), power 8-way driver seat, Super Console, black accents, 6.5-inch touchscreen radio, Uconnect handsfree with Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio with one-year subscription included, remote start, power second-row windows and power third-row vented windows and much more

For added comfort and convenience, the 35th Anniversary Premium Option package can be added, which includes power-sliding doors and liftgate, second-row sunshades, heated front seats and steering wheel and Garmin navigation.
 
The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is available in six exterior colours: Billet Silver Metallic, Black Onyx, Granite Crystal, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red and White Knuckle. White Knuckle…I think I’ll have to check that one out.

 

Where is Ontario Chrysler located?


 We’re at 5280 Dixie Rd in Mississauga.