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Bell finally tolls for venerable Dodge Grand Caravan

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This time, it's official: After more than 30 years, Canada's best-selling minivan, the Dodge Grand Caravan, will disappear from the Fiat Chrysler portfolio in 2016 as the automaker focuses on the redesigned Chrysler Town & Country.

Fiat Chrysler wants to sell the Town & Country in the U.S. at a base MSRP of $26,000, with options and packages bumping the final tally to more than $45,000, Chrysler boss Al Gardner told Automotive News.

The Dodge Grand Caravan is currently offered in Canada starting at $19,895 after incentives, a price Gardner claims is impossible to maintain. In fact, the competition has never gotten even remotely close to that. However, he acknowledges that many Grand Caravan buyers might not turn to the Town & Country given the significant price difference between the two. 

The lone alternative for budget-minded customers would be the Dodge Journey — or some other three-row crossover from competing brands (Rondo, Orlando, Mazda5, etc.).

Is Fiat Chrysler making the right decision? Only time will tell...

Source: Automotive News