Originally, it was believed that the American automotive giant would cease production on the popular minivan with the 2016 model. According to recent reports that are surfacing on both official and unofficial automotive websites, the production will be extended in order to make way for the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. An internal document that has surfaced, has dually confirmed that consumers will have but one last model year to enjoy the comfort and performance that the Grand Caravan delivers. The news of the forthcoming 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is welcomed news to avid fans of the line, especially since the company’s new five year plan included its phasing out. There are a number of experts within the industry that believe that the change in decision is a measure for the automaker to fulfill current requests being made by fleet customers and the continuing sales of the Canadian automotive market.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Engine and Fuel Economy
Under the hood, there are experts that believe that the same options powering the current offering of the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. Given that the 2016 offering underwent a few notable alterations to its power train that strengthens the case for the company to retain it. Currently, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is rumored to garner its power from a 2.0 liter V-6 unit that will improve upon its overall performance. There are also early rumors stating that a hybrid power train will additionally be offered to consumers. Should a hybrid variant be offered, this would deliver consumers of the line an optimal amount of fuel efficiency.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Given that the decision to press forward with another year of production is fairly recent, there is no information available as to the precise specifications. More than likely, the exterior will not change drastically from that of the current model. Insiders within the industry believe that the standard adjustments for a refresh will be afforded to the vehicle to make it fairly competitive within its segment. Therefore, it is safe for consumers to expect a refresh to the front bumper, grille, headlights and taillights. The overall weight could possibly decrease with the use of lightweight materials as well.
As far as the interior is concerned, this popular family vehicle 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is certain to continue to be comfortable, spacious, functional and convenient. There have been no indications in regards to an increase in interior space, therefore assume no change in dimensions. Consumers should expect a great offering of the latest in automotive technologies that should include an upgraded infotainment system, navigation system as well as improved safety features.
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: Release Date and Price
The popular minivan is said to be constructed alongside a redesigned Chrysler Town and Country at the beginning of next year. Given that it has been confirmed via an internal document that the Town and Country will enter into production on February 29th of next year at the Windsor, Ontario plant; the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan will enter production at the same time. There are reports that indicate that the production for the iconic minivan will begin its production behind its stablemate. The production date has been quoted as August 23rd of next year.