FCA Marks 15 Millionth Minivan Sold

Wednesday November 20th, 2019

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FCA is celebrating 15 million minivans sold and counting since the very first minivan — a Plymouth Voyager — rolled off the line at Windsor Assembly on November 2nd, 1983.

“Reaching 15 million minivans sold isn’t just about hitting a number, it’s about the memories families have made and the children who have grown up driven to school or practice or on a family road trip in a Chrysler Pacifica or Pacifica Hybrid, Dodge Caravan or Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country or Voyager over the past three and a half decades,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.

The Windsor Assembly Plant has built the minivans since the vehicle’s introduction in 1983.  Originally constructed in 1928, today the plant measures over 371,000 square metres (4.4 million square feet) and employs nearly 6,000 people.

Production of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica launched on February 29th,  2016, followed by the Pacifica Hybrid and this year the U.S. market Chrysler Voyager.

15 Facts For 15 Million Minivans Sold

  • The original minivan concept was referred to within Chrysler as the “T-115”
  • The first minivan, a Plymouth Voyager, rolled off the Windsor assembly line on November 2, 1983 (as a 1984 model year vehicle)
  • FCA has been the No. 1 selling minivan manufacturer every year since inventing the minivan segment
  • FCA has produced enough minivans to drive the entire population of more than 100 countries, including Zimbabwe (14 million+), Belgium (11 million+) and Greece (10 million+)
  • The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the sixth generation of the modern minivan
  • One out of every three Chrysler Pacifica models sold features the popular S Appearance package
  • Chrysler Pacifica has earned more than 120 honours and industry accolades, making it the most awarded minivan over the last three years
  • FCA has innovated 115 minivan firsts
  • First luxury minivan (1990)
  • First minivan to offer integrated child seat (1992)
  • First minivan with Stow ’n Go seating and storage system (2004)
  • First minivan to offer dual rear seat video system able to play different media at same time (2007)
  • First minivan to offer Blind Spot Monitoring System (2009)
  • First and only electrified minivan with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (2017)
  • The Pacifica Hybrid ran the EPA test cycle without dipping into the gas tank

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