Last week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that production of its iconic Dodge Grand Caravan nameplate was coming to an end in May. The Caravan nameplate has been on a Dodge vehicle, since the launch of the original minivan in November of 1983 as a 1984 model. The “Grand” part of the name was added to a long-wheelbase version of the original van in May of 1987, before becoming the sole name of the vehicle after the short-wheelbase version was dropped after 2007.
Originally scheduled to be discontinued in the 2015 model year, the Dodge Grand Caravan has soldiered on five more model years and becoming a “cash cow” for FCA. The value-based Grand Caravan continues to be the best-selling minivan in both the United States and Canada, as well as the best-selling Dodge branded vehicle.
If you are one of those Grand Caravan faithful, who love the current vehicle for its budget-friendly value and its swiss-army knife functionality, then this month is the last time you will be able to order a brand-new Dodge Grand Caravan from the factory. Dodge will stop ordering to finish the production build-out of its order supply after this month.
Currently, due to emission restrictions, the Grand Caravan is not available for the 2020 model year in California Emission States. Those states include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. But if you don’t live in one of those states, you can still order a 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan until the end of the month.
There are three trim levels available for the 2020 model year, those include SE, SE+ (last year’s SE 35th Anniversary Edition), and SXT. The starting price for the entry-level Grand Caravan SE starts at a U.S. MSRP of $27,290 (not including destination charges of $1,495).
The Dodge Grand Caravan will ultimately be replaced with the new for 2020 model year, Chrysler Voyager. The Chrysler Voyager will be a more budget-friendly version of the Chrysler Pacifica and will be offered in both the United States and Canada.
For more information about ordering a 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan before the end of the month, contact your local Dodge dealer.