Plymouth Grand Voyager

You are not alone if the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Plymouth Grand Voyager is Star Trek. It was not however a star in the hit television show, but it was a minivan produced by Plymouth. In the United States, the Chrysler Grand Voyager was manufactured from 2000 to 2003 as a hang over from the Plymouth brand. Previously, before the changes were made amongst the companies, the Plymouth Grand Voyager was in production since 1984 only under a different brand name and being produced by a different company. Later, to keep consumers in the loop as to what mergers and buyouts had occurred, the Voyager name was integrated into the Chrysler Town and Country's trim lineup for 2004. Despite the fact that North American customers can longer purchase the Voyager, it is still available in Europe. When the name of the Voyager switched into the Chrysler family, it joined a prestigious bunch. The Chrysler minivans are credited with creating the entire market segment for these vehicles. One will never find the Chrysler Voyager in Canada given that it was never released there on account of its counterparts, the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, being available in stead. In Europe, the Chrysler Voyager was first released in 1988 and was nearly identical to its American counterpart, the Plymouth Voyager. It did however differ in the headlights, taillights and grille. This must have been a smart move seeing that it is still produced today at the Magna Steyr plant in Austria. Additionally, modern European Voyagers have special engines, including diesel engines, which are popular in Europe. On this side of the ocean, it is currently sold in Mexico. The Voyager sold there is nearly identical to the North American Dodge Caravan, with the exception of the grille.