Chrysler Voyager

February 27th, 2013 | Comments Closed | Chrysler

The Chrysler Voyager or Chrysler Grand Voyager is a minivan sold in luxury-Chrysler division of American car manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC. For most of you, called the nameplate cars Chrysler Voyager have been sold only outside the United States, actually primarily in Europe and Mexico. The Chrysler Voyager was launched in Europe in 1988 as a rebadged version of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager sold in the United States, and has evolved with Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, and Chrysler Town & Country. Vehicles bearing the nameplate Chrysler Voyager were sold in the United States since 2001 to 2003 as a re-badged version of the short-wheelbase (SWB) variant of the Plymouth Voyager 2001 following the conclusion of the Plymouth division of Daimler Chrysler AG. And its nameplate variants, the small and Chrysler have been ranked as the 13 bestselling automotive nameplate worldwide, more than 12 million sold.

The European Chrysler Voyager was first released in 1988, is America, Plymouth Voyager, the only visual difference between the two were the head / taillights and grille. Besides slightly different appearance, the European passengers were purchased with different engines, including the diesel engines, which are popular in Europe, and the color was different. They were also available with a manual transmission & foot operated emergency brake. Current European Chrysler Grand Voyagers are very similar to 2008 and later Chrysler Town & Country vehicles, and sold only in the long wheelbase version (as in North America).

Although now produced only in Ontario, Canada, the Grand Voyagers are still available with diesel engines as standard. These diesel engines are based on a double cam on a modern common rail design from VM Motori of Italy. Since 2011, the Voyager is sold in Europe under the Lancia badge to strengthen the integration of Chrysler-Lancia, although it continues to be a symbol as the Chrysler Voyager in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Chrysler Voyager First generation (1988-1990)

1988-1990 models sold in Europe were the Dodge Caravans rebranded as Chryslers. In America, the Caravan was sold the same side of a Plymouth Voyager counterpart. The European Chrysler Voyager was almost identical to the american Dodge Caravan V6 power was available for the European version. American models prayed that the majority with either a 2.5 L 4-cylinder or a 3.0 L Mitsubishi V6 engine. After 1989, the Mitsubishi V6 did not meet emissions standards in California and states in the southeast. In those areas, the 3.3 L engine was offered in place of L 3.0.

Chrysler Voyager Second Generation (1991-1995)

1991-1995 models in Europe are rebadged Dodge Caravans, although Caravan in the USA was sold alongside the Chrysler Voyager in counterparts. For 1991, Chrysler Voyager in Europe was identical to the Plymouth Voyager in the United States only to V6 3.8 L was not available for the Chrysler Voyager. Base models of the Voyager prayed that the majority with either a 2.5 L four-cylinder or a 3.0 L Mitsubishi V6 engine, except in California and states in the southeast, where the Mitsubishi V6 did not meet the standards in the atmosphere. In those areas, the 3.3 L engine was offered instead.There and military modifications and modifications in South Africa and the increase in fuel tanks that are 240 and 360 liters from 1994 was offered for European market 2.5 L turbo diesel produced by VM Motori. The grille 1991-1995 Chrysler Voyager’s mesh is related to a Dodge Caravan in the United States. And the last generation manual transmission.

Chrysler Voyager Third Generation (1996-2000)

1996-1999 models in Mexico are rebadged Dodge Caravans, although the Caravan was sold alongside the Voyager. For 2000,  Chrysler Voyager was identical to the Plymouth Voyager except that the V6 3.8 L was not available for the Chrysler Voyager. Base models of the Voyager prayed that the majority with either a 2.4 L 4-cylinder or a 3.0 L Mitsubishi V6 engine, except in California and states in the southeast, where the Mitsubishi V6 did not meet the standards in the atmosphere. In those areas, 3.3 L engine was offered instead. For the European market offered by the 2.0 L Straight-4 SOHC and DOHC engines and 2.5 L turbo diesel produced by VM Motori. European market cars and entered into the model-six passengers with six captains chairs, not available elsewhere.

Chrysler Voyager Fourth Generation (2001-2007)

From 2001 to 2003, Voyager was offered in the SWB model only, instead of the SWB Plymouth Voyager. It is like Town and Country than the previous generation, the major difference is in the cosmetic trim (the Town and Country is fancier) was the placement of the Chrysler emblem on the grille. After the model year of 2003, the Voyager was discontinued (United States market) and Chrysler Town and Country, SWB model. n Europe Chrysler began to offer the Voyager and the first generation, followed by the second generation model in 2001, with a new engine range – including larger, more economical diesel engines (2.5 L and 2005 – the 2.8 L 4 Center from VM Motori.) and fuel-efficient petrol engines (4 Center. and V-6). The Chrysler Voyager fourth generation Grand Voyager continues to be produced in China for the market alongside the fourth generation of the Dodge Grand Caravan.

Chrysler Voyager Fifth Generation (2008-present)

Chrysler introduced a new Grand Voyager for 2008 and the success of the automotive market as a luxury MPVC suited for large families. The Grand Voyager is visually identical to the Chrysler Town & Country which is sold in the markets of the North American and South America. In a fashion similar to other large multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) market in the Grand Voyager is sold with a standard diesel engine in Europe.

However, seating is available in the 2-2-3 (front to rear) layout common in North America, rather than 2-3-2 layout often seen in SUVs and MPVs in Europe. On the right-hand drive (RHD) models the gear shift lever is placed on the floor-mounted console between the seats, in contrast to the shape of the instrument panel located LHD models.

One may also note has been used in the TV show The apprentice to take on the reality of the Lord Sugar’s presence (and the model that preceded this one). All Passengers sold from October 2011 onwards in continental Europe are sold under the Lancia brand. I like the Chrysler-branded continues to be sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, and China, as sales Lancia does not work in those markets. The Lancia Voyager is the successor of Lancia ephedra in the Lancia range.

Chrysler Voyager Production

The first years of its marketing, Passengers were produced in North America and exported to Europe (1988-1991). In 1991, the first produced in Austria passengers, Eurostar plant nearby Graz. Eurostar was a joint venture between Chrysler and the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Insha. Later acquired by DaimlerChrysler and eventually sold to Magna Steyr plant in 2002. Production of the truck and ended at the end of 2007. Units produced in Austria, marketed in Europe, Asia and Africa. Were built with gasoline and diesel engines, and manual transmission version, in short-wheelbase (SWB) and long wheelbase versions, and in right and left hand drive versions (all sold as Chrysler Voyager).

The fifth generation of the passengers (2008-2011) have been exported to Europe from Windsor, Canada, where production. Since October 2011, they exported and sold as the Lancia Voyager European markets, as Chrysler merged with Lancia many European countries. In the United Kingdom, the only Grand Voyager is marketed.

Chrysler Voyager Safety

According to EuroNCAP crash test results, the 1996 model Chrysler Voyager made ​​against frontal impact that you get no points, which can be applied to a group. Body structure became unstable and his column was driven back into the driver’s chest and head. The 2006 model Chrysler Voyager fared little better, achieving only 19% directly impact test, with an overall score 2 stars out of a possible 5. However, chest compression measurements on the test dummy showed an risk disrespectful of evil or injury to kill. As a result, the star of the final adult resident of rating values​​’.

Chrysler Voyager 2013

Chrysler Voyager 2013

Despite the negative results in the Euro NCAP crash tests, the real world statistics show that this is not the whole picture. Swedish insurance company Folksam that in May 2009 issued a report on damage and survivability of 172 car models. 88-96 generation got a real world of “average” and the 96-00 generation got a so-called “safe” (at least 30% safer than the average car.)