2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date And Review

The Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the original minivans on the market, offering a great price, a lot of space and good interior equipment for the higher end versions. With the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan this car maker bring few nice improvements that come as nice refreshment and put it again in one of the top spots.

Despite the fact that previous models sold extremely well, Dodge is going to discontinue this model alongside a few others in an attempt to get all new names in the range. This is a part of Fiat’s plan of making Dodge a World class manufacturer and not just an American one. While there is still no word about a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, we are led to believe that the car is going to receive a new model sometime in the future because the Town and Country from Chrysler is still being developed by Dodge’s sister company.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

Price

While the Grand Caravan will be discontinued, it may in fact come on the market under a new name which would allow Dodge to compete with the lower priced European offerings which are not only smaller but also quite a bit less powerful. New model might come as early as the late 2016 while the car might go into production by the mid of 2017. The base price could get a massive hit from the current $22,000 it could rise to around $25,000 in an attempt to make the car more premium than before. Until this happens we are delivering all details about the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date

This next generation Grand Caravan could also use a brand new platform co-developed with Lancia for their next generation minivan. This would likely be a rear wheel drive design which would benefit the performance greatly. However, considering there isn’t any official information yet, it is quite hard to assume what this platform is going to bring to the range. Release date is scheduled for the fall of 2015th and as this date approaches we will be getting more details about changes.

Redesign

Dodge Grand Caravan Interior

Dodge Grand Caravan Interior

We do know that a possible 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan would likely get a very similar cabin in terms of space, so it will continue to offer up to eight seats as well as all the comfort options of the original. However, the design will change greatly and due to the fact that it might be a rear wheel drive model, the boot space might drop slightly in order to make space for the rear differential casing. As we mentioned before it is still not clear if there will be many changes or the 2016 model will mostly be a carryover.

Review Of 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

Exterior of 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is very likely going to be modified from the current look to something a bit more unique. Many people even said that it might receive a similar grille to the Ram Runner, meaning it will be in a class of its own and possibly a step above the previous model. There are also going to be special edition models which are likely going to get unique color schemes, unique wheels as well as different exterior trimmings. There are even rumors about a four wheel drive version with an impressive body-kit that would make the car similar to an SUV.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Back

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Back

Changes

Engine wise, the current 3.6 liter V6 is most likely going to be kept and it offer about 283 hp, one of the new units will likely be a new 1.8 liter turbocharged inline 4 which could offer similar amount of power like the V6 unit, all while offering a better fuel consumption. This is not going to be the only engine option though. The 3.0 liter diesel V6 as well as twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter petrol V6 is very likely engines. Both of these would offer well over 400 lb-ft of torque while the petrol engine could provide as much as 350 horsepower. While it may not seem like anything in a minivan, thanks to the fact that it will be rear wheel driven as standard, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan should drive a lot better than the competition. The transmission used in the new model would be something similar with the one found in the 300, so an 8 speed automatic that would provide all the required smoothness and performance.

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