The Canadian division of the FCA Group (Fiat Chrysler Vehicles) – we can continue to connect with it that for now, even with yesterday’s announcement of the Stellantis title – had some great issues to announce right now, particularly the reality that the Grand Caravan title would continue to be in Canada in 2021 even with the discontinuation of the Grand Caravan minivan as we know it.

Baffled? Truly it’s as easy as… the Stellantis title! In reality, FCA, aware of the effects of the Grand Caravan nameplate in Canada, made a decision to keep it to designate the new foundation-model variant of the Chrysler Pacifica coming for the 2021 model calendar year.

This usually means that although the Dodge Grand Caravan model is disappearing from the catalogue at the stop of this calendar year, the title will continue to be – but with Chrysler. The Chrysler Grand Caravan will be reintroduced as a additional “inexpensive” choice to the Chrysler Pacifica, which has been on the current market for a handful of several years now.

For 2021, the lineup will consist of two variations of the Chrysler Grand Caravan and 5 Chrysler Pacifica designs. The Pacifica is benefiting from mid-place changes for the coming calendar year, like a new fascia treatment method and important inside upgrades.

We need to place out that the Chrysler Grand Caravan will not reward from people changes. It will acquire on the glance of the 2020 Pacifica and be presented as a additional simplified variation.

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, three-quarters front

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, three-quarters entrance

Will it be much less expensive? Definitely, but we are going to have to hold out to obtain out precisely how significantly, simply because even though the rates of the two 2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan trims have been declared, we are continue to ready for the rates of the 2021 Pacifica variants. And the word ‘cheaper’ is being utilised strictly as a relative term below, simply because the foundation price of the “new” Chrysler Grand Caravan will be $37,995 CAD. For the SXT configuration, you may have to insert $two,000.

But hold out, you listen to us saying. Hasn’t portion of the attraction of the Grand Caravan with the acquiring public normally been its additional desirable foundation price? Certainly, that’s legitimate but FCA retorts that the the greater part of designs sold in 2019, or forty nine.three%, were being Premium As well as variations priced at $forty three,945. The CVP (Canadian Worth As well as) foundation model at $32,845 in the meantime accounted for twenty.three% of sales.

There will certainly be incentives to make the price factors of the new Grand Caravan additional enticing, but there was no point out of people, and in any case that’s an additional story.

Even so, we can see the logic in FCA’s strategy, and keeping on to such a commonly regarded title retention should not harm. While, our neighbours to the south arrived at a distinct conclusion: FCA there has opted for the Voyager title for the new entry-amount variation of the Pacifica minivan…

Didn’t we tell you this was all really easy?

Truly, there’s a method guiding the title-contacting madness: Due to the fact 2010, some 90% of the minivans sold by FCA in Canada have been named Grand Caravan, even though in the U.S., the proportion is significantly decrease, around fifty%.

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, interior

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, inside

And that’s the story of the minivan-naming activity by the Canadian division of what will before long be called Stellantis.

We are going to return to FCA’s plans for the coming calendar year with a second report detailing the product presenting in 2021, for both of those the Grand Caravan and Pacifica.

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, profile

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, profile

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, name

2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan, title