Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Achieve Big Sales Increases for 2012, Sell More Than a Quarter Million Units

 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Achieve Big Sales Increases
          for 2012, Sell More Than a Quarter Million Units Combined

Dodge Grand Caravan takes the minivan sales crown for 2012

PR Newswire

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 11, 2013

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oDodge Grand Caravan is the best-selling minivan in United States with
    141,648 units sold in 2012, a 28 percent increase over previous year
  oChrysler Town & Country sells 111,744 units in 2012, an 18 percent
    increase over previous year
  oChrysler Group LLC sold 253,392 minivans in 2012, a 23 percent increase,
    and nearly half of all minivans sold in the U.S. in 2012
  oThe creator of the minivan segment, Chrysler Group has innovated 78
    minivan firsts since 1983

Chrysler Group LLC rang in the New Year taking the sales lead in the segment
it created back in 1983. Dodge Grand Caravan was the best-selling minivan in
the United States in 2012 with 141,648 units sold, a 28 percent increase from
2011. America's most awarded minivan, the refined Chrysler Town & Country,
also saw a significant 18 percent increase in sales to 111,744 units. The
Chrysler Group sold a combined total of 253,392 minivans, which accounts for
almost half of the entire minivan segment's sales in the United States in

"We created the minivan segment in 1983, and have been listening to our
customers and innovating ever since," said Joe Veltri, Vice President
--Product Planning, Chrysler Group LLC. "With more than 78 minivan firsts,
like our class-exclusive Super Stow 'n Go seating and new Blu-ray rear seat
entertainment systems, we intend to stay at the top of the segment."

The 253,392 combined minivan sales is a 23 percent increase from the previous
year, well above the 13 percent increase for the entire minivan segment in

New on the Dodge and Chrysler minivans for the 2013 model year is a Blu-ray
video system featuring segment-exclusive second- and third-row screens capable
of playing two different DVDs at the same time. Nine-inch screens in the
second and third rows feature four-times better resolution when compared with
previous models and allow customers to watch their movies on Blu-ray or
standard DVDs or play their High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI) gaming
systems. This HD system also includes two USB ports, one HDMI port and
115-volt power inverter so that customers can charge their cell phones, MP3
players, laptops, tablets and gaming systems. The system also features a
standard RCA input and 12-volt outlet. Two wireless headsets and a wireless
remote allow the rear-seat passengers to enjoy their favorite video or gaming
systems in the minivans' second and third rows without disrupting mom or dad
in the front seats.

The new Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system is available on Dodge Grand
Caravan Crew and R/T and Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L models. It is
standard on Chrysler Town & Country S and Limited models.

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans are built at
Chrysler Group LLC's Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

2013 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country is the Most Awarded Minivan, with the highest owner
loyalty in the segment, and the most innovative seating and storage system
with Standard Stow 'n Go Seats. Town & Country's award-winning powertrain
delivers best-in-class horsepower without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a two-time "Ward's 10 Best Engine" winner
and produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-6 is mated to the
62TE six-speed automatic transmission. A fuel economizer mode helps the driver
maximize fuel efficiency, and premium, lower-rolling-resistance tires, and
low-drag brake calipers and rear bearings make great fuel economy possible.
Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 25 on the

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS) Top Safety Pick and offers over 40 available safety, security and
technology features, providing customers the safety they expect to ensure
peace of mind when traveling. Standard safety features include ParkView rear
back up camera, front seat-mounted air bags, a driver-side inflatable knee
blocker, advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags,
side-curtain air bags for all three rows, and electronic stability control,
including Brake Assist and all-speed traction control. Optional on Touring and
standard on Touring L and Limited models is the SafetyTec Group consisting of
rain-sensitive windshield wipers, Smartbeam headlamps, ParkSense rear park
assist system, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan – America's best-selling minivan - continues to
innovate in the segment it created and offers an unprecedented level of
functionality, convenience, safety and value. With a starting U.S.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,995 (excluding
destination), the Dodge Grand Caravan is the most affordable seven-passenger
vehicle in the United States. Its standard, award-winning Pentastar 3.6-liter
V6 engine delivers best-in-class 283 horsepower and tow rating of 3,600 lbs.
Grand Caravan features a segment-exclusive fuel economizer mode and gets up to
25 miles per gallon, or up to 500 miles driving range. This IIHS Top Safety
Pick also has more than 40 safety, security and technology features, including
new-for-2013 Trailer Sway Damping and a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain

The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is available in five models that fit almost any
lifestyle and budget: the AVP, SE, SXT, Crew and R/T, with innovative design
and features inherent in every model. The Grand Caravan's available
industry-exclusive Super Stow 'n Go seating and storage system with easy
one-touch operation and more comfortable seats also leads the segment. With
this Super Stow 'n Go seating system, the second row in the Dodge Grand
Caravan can be effortlessly stowed in less than five seconds with just one
hand. And when not stowed, only Dodge Grand Caravan allows secure storage in
the second row in-floor bins. Standard on all Grand Caravan models is the
50/50 split-folding third row Stow 'n Go seating system, featuring a
segment-exclusive tailgate function. Only Grand Caravan can so effortlessly be
transformed from hauling seven passengers to hauling cargo in a matter of

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

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