2020 Dodge Grand Caravan: Possibilities and Expectations | Every minivan fans know the Grand Caravan. How could they not? It was a household name and has been popular for so many years. The minivan market was peaking in the 1990s and early 2000s. Today, the segment kept shrinking thanks to customers’ shifting their interest to the SUV and crossover segment. The question is, will we see the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan?
The Grand Caravan Lineup May Be Discontinued
Let’s start with the bad news first. The manufacturer of Grand Caravan, FCA, neither confirms nor denies whether they will continue the Grand Caravan lineup. It is understandable. On one hand, the Grand Caravan is a very popular lineup. It would be a major decision to discontinue it. On the other, the sales of Grand Caravan keep declining. At the moment, both continuing and discontinuing is a feasible option for FCA.
In terms of replacement, FCA has many options for vehicles that will replace the Grand Caravan. For example, FCA may replace the Grand Caravan with a brand new Dodge crossover or a Chrysler Pacifica with a more affordable price, among many other things. So far, FCA still keeps its options open.
If the Lineup Is Continued
Alright, let’s assume that the lineup is continued and we will see the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan. How will it look like? What kind of engine will it be powered by? Let’s get to it one by one, starting with its design.
If there is a 2020 model, we don’t expect it to get a major redesign both for its exterior and interior. FCA will turn it into a carryover model. More likely than not, it will inherit most of the design and styling of the current Grand Caravan. Mostly unchanged design is not a bad thing in and of itself especially in the minivan segment where functions are more important than looks.
Although a major redesign in the lineup is unlikely, you can expect the 2020 Grand Caravan to receive updates and tweaks here and there. A refresh should be able to keep the Grand Caravan relevant and modern without changing it too much. Being a 2020 model, it should also feature up to date technologies as well.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Specs
The current Grand Caravan is powered by a V6 engine. With an output of 284 hp, this engine is more than capable of doing daily tasks of a minivan. This engine is not perfect, though. The main issue of this engine is its fuel economy. If the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is produced, it will likely to be powered by the same engine.
There is also a report that suggested the next Grand Caravan will be powered by the same engine used in the new Chrysler. If this is the case, the Grand Caravan will have better fuel economy and power.
2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date and Price
Again, assuming that there will be a 2020 Grand Caravan. If it is meant to be a 2020 minivan, it should be released somewhere in 2019 or early 2020. As for the price, we predict its starting price will be around $27,000.