Chrysler Grand Voyager (2008–2015)
All-new seven seat Chrysler Grand Voyager goes on sale
Updated range of petrol and diesel engines and more than 30 new features. These include heated first and second row seats, rear-view interior conversation mirror, a removable torch in the rear quarter panel, electric windows in the power sliding second-row doors, movable LED reading lamps and automatic three-zone climate control for all passengers.
To keep passengers entertained, optional dual-DVD system with two screens so second-row passengers can play a game or watch a different film from those in the third row. The MyGIG infotainment system offers MP3 player compatibility, a touch screen and voice-controlled navigation system as well being able to store up to approximately 1600 songs on an integrated 20GB hard drive.
Safety equipment includes traction control and ESP, tyre-pressure monitoring, front and all-row side-curtain airbags, as well as seven full-size seats with fixings for three Isofix child seats all come as standard across the range. Big: 5,094mm (16' 9") c 1,997mm (6' 7"). Weighs a hefty 2,118kg.
Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system means the Grand Voyager can be transformed from a seven-passenger people carrier to a two-person cargo vehicle in less than 30 seconds. And because all of the seats store in the floor you don’t have to struggle to pull the seats out or find space in the garage to store them.
Chrysler will also be offering the Swivel ‘n Go seating as an option for the first time on the Grand Voyager Limited. This features second-row covered floor storage bins and second-row quad seats that swivel 180 degrees to face rearward for conversational seating. A removable table fits between the second and third rows. A one-touch power-stowing third-row seat with power recline can be adjusted into four different positions with a single push of a button.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager is available with six-speed automatic transmission and either a 3.8-litre V6 engine with 193bhp and 305Nm of torque or a 2.8-litre diesel engine with 163bhp and 360 Nm of torque at 1800 rpm (30.4mpg combined and 247g/km C02). Three equipment levels – LX, Touring and Limited will be available.
On sale from 1st May 2009 and with only 100 models available, the 25th Anniversary Grand Voyager is priced at £32,600 on-the-road. Interior equipment includes leather upholstery, dual screen rear DVD entertainment system and satellite navigation including uconnect phone with voice recognition. The exterior equipment features xenon headlamps, chrome mesh grille, LED daytime running lights, revised lower front fascia, special paint and badging and an engraved commemorative keyring. Powered by a 2.8 diesel engine, it provides acceleration from 0-62mph in 12.8 seconds plus a top speed of 115mph, with a combined fuel consumption figure of 30.4 mpg.
2011 Model Year Voyager introduced
It carries Chrysler’s new winged badge, but that’s not the only change made to the 2011 model year Grand Voyager. The latest in a long line of luxury people carriers – Chrysler invented the MPV in 1983 and has since sold more than 13 million examples – has been given a raft of enhancements for the model year change.
Most notable is the new, more premium looking front end, featuring a revised grille, bonnet and lower fascia. It’s the first Chrysler model to adopt the new winged badge. The seven-seater’s rear gets enhanced LED tail lamps, new rear bumper and revised tailgate.
There is also the new Stow ‘n Place roof rack system, standard on Touring and Limited models. Stow ‘n Place offers the added convenience of allowing the vehicle’s roof crossbars to be stowed longitudinally alongside the roof rails when not in use.
Inside, the new Grand Voyager has improved Stow ‘n Go seating. Since November 2004, Chrysler has led the market with this award-winning, never-copied, feature. For 2011, the new second row Stow ‘n Go seats are larger, more comfortable captain’s chairs, which feature a new ‘fold-into-the-floor’ one-touch mechanism. The system automatically drops the head rest and tumbles the seat forward, ready to be stowed – all with just one lever.
The interior of the 2011MY Grand Voyager also benefits from the introduction of new features. Specifically for the entry LX model, there’s a new leather wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls and cruise control as standard.
Touring models benefit from the addition of Uconnect Phone bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, auto dimming rear view mirror, AM/FM/CD/DVD radio with a 6.5-inch touch screen, 30GB hard disk drive and rear reversing camera. Limited models also receive blind spot monitoring, crosspath detection and new Nappa leather upholstery.
All Grand Voyagers are powered by a 2.8-litre CRD diesel engine producing 161bhp at 3800rpm and 265lb ft of torque. This gives the people carrier a 0-62mph time of 12.8 seconds and a top speed of 115mph. Yet the car can return 33.6mpg (combined) fuel economy, and has a CO2 figure of 222g/km.