The Canadian division of the FCA Group (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) - we can still call it that for now, despite yesterday's announcement of the Stellantis name - had some great things to announce today, namely the fact that the Grand Caravan name would remain in Canada in 2021 despite the discontinuation of the Grand Caravan minivan as we know it.
Confused? Actually it’s as simple as… the Stellantis name! In fact, FCA, aware of the impact of the Grand Caravan nameplate in Canada, decided to keep it to designate the new base-model variant of the Chrysler Pacifica coming for the 2021 model year.
This means that although the Dodge Grand Caravan model is disappearing from the catalogue at the end of this year, the name will remain – but with Chrysler. The Chrysler Grand Caravan will be reintroduced as a more "economical" alternative to the Chrysler Pacifica, which has been on the market for a few years now.
For 2021, the lineup will include two versions of the Chrysler Grand Caravan and five Chrysler Pacifica models. The Pacifica is benefiting from mid-point changes for the coming year, including a new fascia treatment and major interior upgrades.