Chrysler Grand Voyager Origins
Depending on whom you ask, the introduction of the MPV is accredited to several different automotive companies. In the late 1980s, Chrysler brought Grand Voyager to the America marketplace, and it instantly became the MPV to drive for those with large families or those searching for the extra space. Despite its popularity, for most of its existence, the Chrysler Voyager was sold mainly outside of the United States in Europe and Mexico. In the United States, consumers had access to the Plymouth Voyager, which was a similar counterpart to the Chrysler model sold abroad.
From the first generations, Chrysler Grand Voyagers continued to progress and boast new upgrades with an emphasis on the interior. The appeal of the minivan gave way to a number of groundbreaking developments with the interior that allowed consumer to transform the seating arrangements in just minutes.About the Chrysler Grand Voyager
From its conception, the Grand Voyager was known for its interior and innovative seating and space features. When searching for a MPV to bring the kids to soccer practice or drive the entire family around, space for passengers and cargo rank high on the list.
At one time, the Chrysler Grand Voyager lead the segment with over 65 minivan-first innovations including the Stow’n Go storage and seating systems, which folds and stores the seats in the floor of the car for optimal space. In seconds, consumers can transform the back seats to accommodate a great number of passengers or provide room to transport larger items.Chrysler Grand Voyager Features
The 2012 Chrysler Grand Voyager may be difficult to find in the U.S., but the models are readily available oversees in Europe and throughout Australia. Now sold in a variety of colors including Sapphire Crystal, Stone White, and Bright Silver, the Chrysler Grand Voyager is a combination of luxury and performance. Whether you are looking for sleek design or a roomy interior, the 2012 Chrysler Grand Voyager has something to offer every consumer.
The 2012 Chrysler Grand Voyager is sold in two trim levels: the LX and the Limited. The LX boasts a 2.8-liter CRD DOHC 16V, turbo diesel engine with six-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the Parksense rear park assist system, the halogen headlamps, rear fog lamp, tinted sunscreen glass, and 16-inch aluminum wheels set it apart from past generations. Inside the LX, the interior has also continued to progress with premium cloth bucket seats and the legendary Stow’n Go seating and storage system.
The Limited trim also features a 2.8-liter CRD DOCH 16V, I-4 turbo diesel engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and Parksense rear park assist system, but many of the similarities end there. In the Limited, you with find the Park View reversing camera, 17-inch aluminum wheels, bright side roof tails, leather-trimmed seats, and High Intensity Discharge (HID) lead lamps. The Limited also includes the Stow’n Go seating and front and rear fog lamps. A power sunroof and other optional features can also be found on this package level.Grand Voyager Evolution
Now on its fifth generation, the Chrysler Grand Voyager has a long history that dates back to the late 1980s. The first generation LWB model was a simple three-door minivan with front-wheel drive in an S platform. Sold with one of three different engine types and four transmission variations, the Grand Voyager quickly caught the consumer’s attention. As the next generation emerged in early 1990s, only minimal upgrades were made in both body style and performance.
From 1991, the Grand Voyager still offered three-doors and front-wheel drive. The platform has been modified to the AS with a 2.5-liter, 3.3-liter, or 3.8-liter engine. Consumers could also select from five-speed manual, three-speed automatic, or four-speed automatic. The third generation from the late 1990s saw many improvements in the body style and platforms. At that time, the GS and NS platform was offered for the Grand Voyager along with wider range of engine options including the two-liter, 2.4-liter, and 3.3-liter.
The fourth and fifth generations also brought about dramatic changes starting with the complete redesign in 2001 when the minivan was limited and sold only under the Chrysler Marque name. By 2008, the new Grand Voyager emerged reaping the benefits of a luxury MPV ideal for large families on the go.