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It was introduced in for the model year. This included unique gathered leather seating surfaces and door trim panels, front and rear air conditioning, power windows, power locks, an Infinity sound systemseven-passenger seating, luggage rack, and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.
As all models equipped with the 3. The redesign used the Chrysler NS platform and included several industry firsts, including a driver's-side sliding door and a seating management system marketed as Easy Out Roller Seats. Engines included a 3. The structural performance and restraints were graded "Acceptable", but the foot injuries were very high.
In the side-impact test, it received five stars for the driver, and 3 stars for the rear occupant, and resulted in a fuel leak that could cause a fire hazard. Despite bad results in the Euro NCAP crash tests, statistics from the real world indicate that this is not the whole picture.
Folksam is a Swedish insurance company that in May published a report on injuries and survivability of car models. Trim levels for were carried over from the previous generation. Bythe value-packed eL and eX models had both been added. These models 2018 town and country touring options trading hours both value-priced versions of the LX and LXi, respectively, with popular option packages. Most notable, was the introduction of Stow'n Goa system of second and third row seating that folded completely into under-floor compartments.
The addition of Stow'n Go resulted in redesigned 2nd and 3rd row seats, as well as the elimination of all-wheel drive. The Stow'n Go system was prominently featured in this model's marketing campaign. A driver's side knee airbag was now standard on all models. The front seat-mounted side airbags of previous years were discontinued in favor of side-curtain airbags for all three rows. These were standard on Limited trim and optional on all other models, however could not be ordered with the moonroof option.
Uconnect Bluetooth phone pairing was now available, as well as an overhead rail storage system with three moveable or removable compartments. For more details on these engines see this article. However, it was noted that "The LHD car performed significantly better than the RHD car in the frontal impact, scoring 9 points, giving a potential four star adult occupant rating. The minivans featured styling by Ralph Gillesa 2018 town and country touring options trading hours automatica new 4.
A small table, which stored in the bins below the floor, could be positioned between the two rear rows when 2018 town and country touring options trading hours were facing each other. Another new feature of this generation was an available rear overhead console which featured LED map lights as well as halo ambient lighting.
A new DVD system was also available, which featured dual screens for the rear passengers. In Europe it is known as the Lancia Voyager from the model year and up. Before it was sold as a Chrysler. Sincethe model has been sold in the Philippines under the Town 2018 town and country touring options trading hours Country nameplate. In the European and Filipino markets, it is equipped with a 2. Production at the St. Louis plant ended in late in a bid to save money, but continues at Windsor Assembly in Ontario, Canada.
Standard features included a 3. Forit included a 3. From to 2018 town and country touring options trading hours, it added the following equipment to the base LX trim level: Sinceit has included the following features it was the "base" trim level from to It adds dark-finished alloy wheels, a darkened front grille, darkened front headlamps, and unique leather-trimmed seating surfaces to the midrange Touring trim level. It adds heated front bucket seats, a third-row DVD entertainment system screen, and upgraded eighteen-inch 18" alloy wheels to the midrange Touring trim level.
From toit added the following features to the midrange Touring trim level: It adds the following features to the Limited trim level: It added special alloy wheels, special interior trim, and special '30th Anniversary ' emblems to the exterior of the van. It added special interior trim and special '90th Anniversary Edition ' emblems to the exterior of the van. This transmission is standard with the new on 3.
Beginning with Generation V, Volkswagen began marketing the Routana rebadged variant of the Chrysler RT platform minivan with revised styling and content, for the Canadian, American and Mexican markets. A similar recall also affected 15, MY Volkswagen Routan vehicles. Other changes included retuned suspension with a larger front sway bar and new rear sway bar, increased rear roll center height, new spring rates, new steering gear, new front static camber setting, and lowered 2018 town and country touring options trading hours height; extra sound insulation, acoustic glass, new LED ambient lighting and center console, and new fog lights.
Canada models arrived in dealerships in the fourth quarter In Mexico, the "L" suffix on the Touring-L trim stood for leather. Changes include removal of chrome bodyside molding. The vehicle went on sale in October across Europe.
Changes for the model year included optional Blu-Ray rear seat dual-screen DVD system, sharper-resolution rear-seat DVD screens for all models, a HDMI input for video game systems, two rear-seat USB ports for charging cell phones or MP3 players, standard Trailer Sway Damping, standard power folding mirrors on Limited and optional on Touring L models, new standard leather seating surfaces on Touring models, a new inch alloy wheel design for Touring L models.
Daytime running lamps are now a standard feature on US models. Previously, they were only standard on Canadian and European models; US models required dealer activation. Also introduced was a new Premium trim level for the Canadian market, including Alcantara and Nappa Leather faced seats, heated front and 2nd-row seats, and a heated steering wheel as standard equipment.
The Limited was succeeded as the highest level trim by the Limited Platinum, which is near identical to the previous Limited save for a few changes. The Limited still continued production, although with a few standard features removed or made optional such as HID headlamps due to the Limited Platinum. Projector headlamps are now standard across all trim levels in the US except for fleet vehicles; halogen projector headlamps replaced the reflector headlamps used in previous model years, HID headlamps are optional on Touring-L and Limited, and are standard on Limited Platinum.
The reflector headlamps are retained on the Dodge Caravan. The 90th Anniversary Edition is a variant of the Touring-L commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Chrysler company, adding several optional features as standard features including 2018 town and country touring options trading hours second row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power sunroof.
Distinguishing features are special badging, a 90th Anniversary Edition radio splash screen, and special floor mats. This model went 2018 town and country touring options trading hours sale alongside the 90th Anniversary Edition, based on the Limited, and 90th Anniversary Edition based on the Limited.
Chrysler has regularly innovated new seating systems for their minivans, to enhance interior flexibility. Introduced in for the model year, Chrysler marketed 2nd row "captains chairs" as a substitute to the "partial bench" 2nd row seat.
In introduced a second row bench seat integrating two child booster seats. These seats have continued as 2018 town and country touring options trading hours available option through Generation 5. InChrysler introduced a system of seats to simplify installation, removal, and re-positioning— marketed as Easy-Out Roller Seats.
When installed, the seats are latched to floor-mounted strikers. When unlatched, eight rollers lift each seat, allowing it to be rolled fore and aft. Tracks have locator depressions for rollers, thus enabling simple installation.
Ergonomic levers at the seatbacks release the floor latches single-handedly without tools and raise the seats onto the rollers in a single motion. Additionally, seatbacks were designed to fold forward.
Seat roller tracks are permanently attached to the floor and seat stanchions are aligned, fascillitating the longitiudinal rolling of the seats.
Bench seat stanchions were moved inboard to reduce bending stress in the 2018 town and country touring options trading hours frames, allowing them to be lighter. The Easy-out system remained in use through Generation V — where certain models featured a two-person bench and the under-floor compartments from the Stow'n Go system.
The Volkswagen Routana rebadged nameplate variant of the Chrysler minivans, uses the Easy Out Roller Seats on its second-row seating. InChrysler introduced a system of second- and third-row seating that folded completely into under-floor compartments — marketed as 2018 town and country touring options trading hours 'n Go seating and exclusively available on long-wheelbase models.
With both rows folded, the vans have a flat load floor and a maximum cargo volume of The Stow 'n Go system is not offered on the Volkswagen Routana rebadged nameplate variant of the Chrysler minivans.
Chrysler introduced a seating system inmarketed as Swivel'n Go. In the system, the two second row seats swivel to face the third row. A detachable table can be placed between the second and third row seats. Swivel'n Go is available with Stow 'n Go seating after models. The Swivel 'n Go system is offered on the Dodge Caravanbut not the Volkswagen Routana rebadged nameplate variant of the Chrysler minivans. The tracks, risers and swivel mechanisms are assembled by Camslide, a division of Intier.
The system is noted for its high strength [ citation needed ]. The entire load of the seat in the event of a crash is transferred through the swivel mechanism, which is almost twice as strong as the minimum government requirement.
The swivel mechanism includes bumpers that stabilize the seat while in the 2018 town and country touring options trading hours position. When rotated the seat come off these bumpers to allow easy rotation.
The seat is not meant to be left in an unlocked position or swiveled with the occupant in it, although this will not damage swivel mechanism. Swivel 'n Go was dropped from the line of Chrysler and Dodge minivans due to a lack of consumer interest. As of MayWindsor Assembly will be the lead producer of the RTbut will not fully take over until when they phase out current production of the Pacifica CS.
They are similar to the North American model, with minor variations for the local market. The most obvious difference is the front bumper, taillights, and headlights, which are shared with the European market Chrysler Grand Voyager. Inproduction ended and the production line was relocated to China where Soueast continued to assemble it under the Chrysler Grand Voyager and Dodge Grand Caravan nameplates from until late Since the European-Version is also produced in Ontario, although diesel engines are still available, and the trim is also different.
A two-year demonstration program with 25 flexible-fuel plug-in minivans began in April Department of Energy DOE. The plug-in hybrid minivans are equipped with an E85 -compatible 3. The plug-in hybrid is powered by a liquid-cooled A plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Chrysler minivan launched in the U.