A brief look at the Chrysler Voyager and its development over the years.
The Chrysler Voyager was first introduced to the European market in 1988 as a re-badged version of the Dodge Caravan and American Plymouth Voyager. The vehicle was almost identical to its American counterpart with only a few minor design alternatives such as a new grille and headlights being created. The Chrysler Voyager was also sold with a different engine, including a new diesel variation as they were more popular in Europe at the time. This generation of the Voyager sold well on the commercial market and garnered critical acclaim from motoring reviewers.
The second generation Chrysler Voyager models were released in 1991 and featured the choice between front-wheel and four-wheel drive. The vehicle featured a 2.4 L four-cylinder engine. Motorists also had the choice of a 3.0 L Mitsubishi V6 engine. The third generation of the Voyager followed in 1996 with only a few minor changes. This version of the vehicle came with the option of a 2.5 L turbo diesel engine produced by VM Motori. In 2001 the fourth generation of the Voyager was introduced to the commercial motoring market. The car featured a series of aesthetic changes including a new trim and the implementation of the Chrysler emblem on the vehicle’s grille. This version of the Voyager also featured power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals and the option of anti-lock brakes.
The fifth generation of the the Grand Voyager was released in 2008 and was extremely well received by critics. The model quickly became the benchmark for other luxury MPVs to match up to. This version of the Voyager featured some new design changes and engines that are equipped with Chrysler’s 62TE 6 speed automatic transmission and variable line pressure technology.