February 4, 2019,
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Introduced in 1984, Chrysler’s truly revolutionary front-wheel-drive minivans were an instant success – attractive and practical alternatives to the traditional station wagon and full-sized vans.
The concept of a compact people-mover with maximum interior and minimum interior dimensions had been around since the 1970s, but problems with entry height to accommodate passengers of all sizes and overall height to fit in the family garage kept the idea on the back burner.
With its transverse-mounted front-drive engine and low, flat floor, Chrysler’s remarkably versatile new “K” platform technology solved all such problems.
Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca drove this milestone vehicle off the assembly line at the company’s Windsor Assembly Plant on November 2, 1983 – and straight into automotive industry history. Three decades and 14.6 million minivans later, Chrysler still dominates the segment it created with the original Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan.
Wheelbase: 112 in. (284 cm)
Length: 175.9 in. (447 cm)
Weight: 3,100 lbs. (1,408 kg)
Engine: Overhead cam in-line four-cylinder, transverse-mounted.
Horsepower: 96 hp (72 kw)
Displacement: 2.2 L (135 cu. in.)
Bore/Stroke: 8.8 cm x 9.2 cm (3.44 in. x 3.62 in.)
Transmission: Torqueflite three-speed transaxle.
Suspension: Front independent MacPherson struts, rear coil spring
Brakes: Front disc, rear drum, power assist
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).
FCA is an international automotive group listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”
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