2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Anniversary Editions: Sale!
Auburn Hills, Mich., Mar 17, 2009 - While Trivial Pursuit was the gaming craze in 1984, nothing about Chrysler’s invention—the minivan—was trivial. With more minivan-first innovations than any other minivan on the market—ever, Chrysler and Dodge minivans continue to be the best vehicles to haul families and their belongings. And with more than 40 percent U.S market share, the third largest name plate in Canada, unsurpassed fuel economy and sales in more than 80 countries—2009 Chrysler and Dodge minivans trivialize the competition. In celebration of the minivan’s Silver Anniversary, Chrysler is offering all-new 2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan 25th Anniversary Edition minivans, loaded with minivan-first innovations and premium features, to celebrate the invention that changed family transportation forever. Commemorating more than 12 million minivans sold since 1983, Chrysler and Dodge 25th Anniversary Edition minivans feature special “25th Anniversary Edition” exterior badging, unique 17-inch aluminum wheels with Mineral Gray painted accents and a large selection of value-added features, including premium leather seating, and the segment’s first and only Stow ‘n Go® seating and storage system. Best-in-class aerodynamics and a minivan-first six-speed automatic transmission provide 2009 Chrysler and Dodge 25th Anniversary Edition minivans with efficient-dynamics. A 4.0-liter V-6 aluminum engine offers unsurpassed fuel economy and the minivan-segment’s best combination of horsepower (251 hp), torque (259 ft.-lb.). With an EPA fuel economy rating of 17 city and 25 highway mpg, the powerful 4.0-liter engine gives customers the fuel economy they want and the power they expect. “Since Chrysler began its minivan development more than 25 years ago, no competitor has innovated as many minivan-first features as Chrysler and Dodge minivans,” said Mike Accavitti, Director—Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge Brands, Chrysler LLC. “With numerous minivan segment-exclusive features like Stow n Go seating and storage, dual-DVD entertainment system and an unsurpassed fuel economy rating, it is no surprise that 2009 Chrysler and Dodge minivans together command more than 40 percent of the U.S. minivan market.” These special-edition minivans are available now at Chrysler and Dodge dealers nationwide with a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,180 and $31,995, respectively (including $820 destination). 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 25th Anniversary Edition The 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 25th Anniversary Edition minivans feature a 3.8-liter V-6 engine and fluid six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, this special-edition Chrysler Town & Country features an even more luxurious interior. New interior combinations in Dark Slate Gray and Light Shale are paired with Dark Maple Burl trim and satin finishes on the instrument panel and doors to provide added detail. New monotone Dark Slate Gray or Light Shale seats feature perforated leather and are finished with French-seamed seat stitching. Additional standard features include the minivan-first Stow n Go seating and storage system, uconnect tunes, minivan-first second- and third-row nine-inch dual-DVD entertainment system, LED lighting with ambient halo light ring, heated first- and second-row seating and uconnect tunes. Exterior equipment on the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 25th Anniversary Edition includes the availability of all-new Mineral Gray Metallic exterior paint, unique nine-spoke 17-inch aluminum wheels with Mineral Gray Metallic painted pockets, chrome belt and body-side moldings, roof rack with cross bars and “25th Anniversary Edition” badging. Available features on this special-edition 2009 Chrysler Town & Country include segment-exclusive uconnect studios SIRIUS Backseat TV with Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network Mobile, uconnect gps, all-new Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) accident-avoidance systems and the 4.0-liter aluminum V-6 engine that achieves a minivan-best fuel economy label of 17 city / 25 highway mpg. 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 25th Anniversary Edition The 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 25th Anniversary Edition minivans feature a fluid six-speed automatic transmission and powerful 4.0-liter aluminum V-6 engine with a minivan-best fuel economy label of 17 city / 25 highway mpg as standard equipment. Inside, the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 25th Anniversary Edition adds even more enhancements to the contemporary Dodge interior. Dark Slate Gray or Light Shale interior combinations complement the sporty interior of the Dodge brand’s fifth-generation minivan. A unique combination of Blackwood on the instrument panel and doors accent satin finishes and provide a sense of added detail. An updated instrument panel includes a new Dodge-specific four-gauge cluster, additional satin finishes and a glove box with Blackwood trim. New monotone Dark Slate Gray or Light Shale seats feature perforated leather with French-seamed seat stitching. Additional standard features include minivan-first Stow n Go seating and storage system, heated first- and second-row seating, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio and LED lighting with ambient halo light ring. Additional available equipment on the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 25th Anniversary Edition includes the availability of all-new Mineral Gray Metallic exterior paint, new sport-tuned suspension with unique five-spoke 17-inch aluminum wheels featuring Mineral Gray painted pockets, chrome belt moldings, fog lamps, roof rack with cross bars and “25th Anniversary Edition” badging. Some of the available features on this special-edition 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan include minivan-first second- and third-row nine-inch dual-DVD entertainment system, uconnect studios SIRIUS Backseat TV with Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network Mobile, uconnect gps, all-new BSM and RCP accident-avoidance systems. The Ultimate “Family Room on Wheels” The most flexible seating and storage system in the minivan segment, Stow ’n Go is standard on all 2009 Chrysler and Dodge minivan models, giving customers second- and third-row seating that quickly and conveniently folds into the floor. Innovative entertainment features complement Chrysler and Dodge minivans’ unique second- and third-row seating. An available nine-inch widescreen dual-DVD system with second- and third-row monitors can play different media at the same time, while the segment-exclusive uconnect studios SIRIUS Backseat TV with Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network Mobile provides satellite entertainment with family-fun programming. Front-row passengers may also enjoy features of the uconnect tunes with music, audio, movie and personalized picture display capability, a 30-gigabyte hard drive for 6,700 songs, USB port, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, front-row movie playback (in Park as permitted by state regulations), an audio jack for any MP3 player audio playback and iPod connectivity in the glove box. uconnect gps adds even more capability with navigation, voice controls and real-time traffic monitoring. More Than 30 Safety and Security Features With more than 30 safety and security features, the 25th Anniversary Edition Chrysler and Dodge minivans offer minivan-first Blind Spot and Rear Cross Path advance safety systems. The all-new BSM accident-avoidance system detects a possible unseen vehicle when changing lanes. The RCP accident-avoidance system aids the driver any time the vehicle is in Reverse and warns if any traffic is moving toward the vehicle. Both systems utilize dual ultra-wideband radar sensors that notify the driver via an audible chime and a visible icon on outside mirrors. Chrysler and Dodge minivans feature standard all-row supplemental side-curtain air bags, advance multi-stage front-driver and passenger air bags and an Electronic Stability Program that have helped both minivans achieve top safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the U.S. Government. Press release via Chrysler/Dodge
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