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CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY | VERSATILITY FOR A LIFE OF ADVENTURE

The freedom to travel is about more than where you go. It’s about how you get there. When you arrive at your destination, do it in the vehicle that’s built for taking care of business or going on an adventure. The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country is as versatile as it is stylish, and capable of carrying the weight for almost everything from do-it-yourself projects to game-day tailgates. The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine delivers 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque with fuel economy ratings of 17 city/25 highway mpg1, making it efficient and powerful wherever your travels take you and whatever — or whoever — you’re bringing along for the ride.

SAFETY FEATURES PUT YOU IN CHARGE

We know keeping track of your kids’ busy schedule of school and practices requires enough thinking without also have to worry about safety. That’s why the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country was designed with the family in mind, with standard safety and security features including the ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera2 and Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags3. For additional peace of mind, the available technologically advanced SafetyTec™ Package bundles an array of features, including Blind Spot Monitoring4, Rear Cross Path Detection2, Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist2 and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Display, helping to keep your most precious cargo safe and secure when you have the family on the go.

GET YOUR DIY PROJECTS GOING

For all your do-it-yourself projects, you need a vehicle that can do it all. The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country is more than a minivan. It’s your DIY partner. When you’re hauling tools, construction materials or landscaping gear, the Stow ‘n Go® Seating and Storage System, which includes second- and third-row seats that fold into in-floor storage bins, will buy you extra room for cargo. And when your hands are full, keyless entry and power sliding doors and liftgate will lend convenience to your projects. With this many standard premium features, consider the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country your most important tool.

ADD SOPHISTICATION TO A NIGHT ON THE TOWN

When it’s time to drop the kids at the babysitter and enjoy a night for just the two of you, the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country has the keys to your evening. Dinner, a show, or a drive under the stars — announce your arrival with a distinctive modern exterior that features a dramatic front fascia and hood line, and turn heads with a classically styled rear fascia and rear spoiler, which all combine for an elegant appearance. Even in the cool night air, the available heated steering wheel and 1st and 2nd row seats will make your date night comfortable, and will ensure you’re as eye-catching as your vehicle.

MAKE RUNNING ERRANDS A PLEASURE

Life’s little chores have a way of adding up, but that doesn’t mean they have to weigh you down. Trips to the grocery store, to pick up dry cleaning or to pick up a take-out dinner should be a time you and your family both enjoy. With available Blu-ray™ and DVD Entertainment System, two available second- and third-row 9-inch VGA high-resolution DVD screens that flip down from the overhead console, two USB ports, HDMI connectivity and game-console inputs, the kids will be entertained. And their available wireless headphones will make sure they’re entertained on their own, allowing you to focus on the things you love; things like standard leather-trimmed seating and a Uconnect® System that integrates your phone, entertainment and music into a beautifully seamless experience. Set your navigation to your destination, turn on your favorite playlist, and turn running errands into the happiest part of your day.

THE WEEKEND BELONGS TO YOU… OR YOUR TEAM

Get ready for the weekend in a vehicle built for both fans and athletes. For those who take their fandom seriously, the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country ensures you’ll arrive at the big game with all the necessary gear — grills, tables, coolers and all your fellow fans — thanks to the legendary Stow ’n Go® Seating and Storage System that includes fold-in-the-floor second- and third-row seats along with a third-row tailgate feature. If your interest in sports is more about getting outdoors and getting involved, available SiriusXM® Travel Link5 brings national weather forecasts, fuel prices for local gas stations and local ski conditions right to your vehicle. Load up your skis, check the conditions and head for the slopes.

Read more at: http://blog.chrysler.com/vehicles/chrysler-town-country-versatility-for-a-life-of-adventure/

2015 Caravan: most affordable 3-row

The Dodge Caravan will remain the most affordable three-row minivan in America for 2015, with a starting price of $21,890 (including destination charge).  That’s for the American Value Package, a setup derived from the popular Canadian Value Package.

The “normal base” SE starts at around $3,000 more, with the well-equipped SXT coming in at $27,990.  The sport Dodge Caravan R/T, set up for better cornering and a snazzier look, tops the charts at $30,990.

The Grand Caravan is both the best selling minivan in America so far this year, and the fastest-growing, with sales up by 12%. For 2015, the R/T will get standard 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss black pockets, all minivans will have standard daytime running lights, and there will be two new packages on SE and SXT. Both include Blacktop and UConnect Hands-Free; one adds a power driver’s seat ($995) and the other, the power window group ($1,195).

Timing for the new “RU” series minivans is uncertain, with a factory closure late in 2014 indicating an early 2015 launch, but Sergio Marchionne most recently projecting new minivans for early 2016.  Some sources have said that the current Caravan will continue for one or two years afterwards, while a full-size crossover is being designed and tested.

Chrysler Town & Country starts where Dodge Caravan ends, with the base LX at $30,990.

Read more at: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2014/08/2015-caravan-most-affordable-3-row

New Dart Blacktops coming

Dodge is adding its Blacktop packages to the 2014 Dodge Dart; there are already Blacktop packages for Charger, Challenger, Avenger, Journey, and even Grand Caravan. It will debut at next week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Dodge Blacktop vehicles add unique gloss black wheels and painted split-crosshair grilles with matching grille surrounds, darkened headlamp bezels, and some interior touches and special paint colors. The Dart package will arrive at dealers by March 2014.

Based on the 2014 Dart SXT Rallye, the Blacktop package adds gloss black mirrors and 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels. The Rallye group already has a gloss black mask and split crosshair grille, dark-tinted projector headlamps, projector fog lamps, integrated dual exhaust, LED racetrack tail lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Bluetooth. Dodge Dart Blacktop will be available in Redline Red, Header Orange, Blue Streak, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver, Pitch Black, and Bright White.

Interior details are a black/red premium cloth interior with red accent stitching on the instrument panel brow, center console, and seat bolsters; along with dual red accent stripes on the front seats and accents in the door trim panels. A black/light gray cloth interior is also available.

Standard SXT options are also available, including the Sun and Sound Group, which features a power express open/close sunroof, nine Alpine speakers with subwoofer, 506-watt amplifier, Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen radio, iPod control, satellite radio, rear backup camera, illuminated instrument panel surround, navigation and the cold weather group, which includes heated exterior mirrors, heated front premium cloth seats, tire-pressure monitoring display and remote start (with automatic transmission).

The Dart Blacktop package is just $295 more than the SXT with Rallye group.

As read on: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2014/01/new-dart-blacktops-coming

Chrysler celebrates 30 years of minivans with special Grand Caravan, Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan will offer unique interior trim.

This year has seen quite a few important automotive milestones. Aston Martin celebrated its centennial, and the Porsche 911 turned 50, as did the Lotus Elan.

Even Cunningham had a milestone to celebrate, with the marque founded by Briggs Cunningham turning 60. An anniversary you might not have heard about with all the hubbub surrounding the celebrations at Pebble Beach, Lime Rock and other venues is Chrysler’s minivans turning 30.

That’s right, it’s been 30 years since Chrysler hit a home run, at the 11th hour as per usual, and launched the Town & Country minivan, liberating millions of kids from the drudgery of riding in the back of the family station wagons to and from sporting events. And now that we’ve reached a point in time when people are actually nostalgic about riding in the cargo areas of faux-wood bedecked station wagons, Chrysler is debuting a special edition Town & Country and Grand Caravan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of its Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

The Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition will be based on the Touring-L model and will feature 17-inch wheels with polished faces, “30th Anniversary” badging and Granite Crystal paint as an option. This special edition will use the 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, making 283 hp. Interior touches will include black Alcantara seat inserts with napa seat bolsters, piano-black steering wheel bezel, and a “30th Anniversary” logo in the gauge cluster. The Convenience Group options will be standard in this model, which means it’ll have heated first- and second-row seating, power adjustable pedals and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, in addition to other luxury touches.

The Grand Caravan 30th Anniversary Edition will be available on the SE and SXT models, and will feature the same 3.6-liter engine as in the Town & Country. The Dodge Grand Caravan SE 30th Anniversary Edition will have 17-inch polished satin carbon-aluminum wheels, body-color heated exterior mirrors and “30th Anniversary” badging on the front fenders. On the interior, arguably where it matters most, the 30th Anniversary Dodge Grand Caravan will feature silver accent stitching and piano-black accents, black cloth seats and a black leather-wrapped steering wheel, in addition to other luxury details. The SXT trim version of the anniversary model will have all the features of the SE, but with added luxury touches like chrome window trim moldings and roof rack, fog lamps and black Torino Leatherette seats with suede inserts and silver accent stitching.

As read on: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/post–chrysler-celebrates-30-years-of-minivans-with-special-grand-caravan-town-and-country