Chrysler is celebrating another remarkable milestone reached – after building the 10,000,000th Voyager people carrier.After nearly 20 years of producing the popular MPV, the 10 millionth example has rolled off the production line at Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada. It’s a fantastic achievement for the car that created the people carrier market sector and just another "first" in a long list of landmark accomplishments including:
- First MPV to offer front-wheel drive (1984)
- First to offer long wheelbase (1987)
- First to offer centre high-mounted brake light (1991)
- First fitted with driver’s airbag (1991)
- First with power sliding doors and tailgate (2001)
In Europe, Voyager sales began in 1987 and in October 1991, the first Chrysler Voyager was built in Graz, Austria. Voyager continues to be a major success in the UK – a total of 4,795 were sold here last year.
The seven-seat Voyager offers customers multiple drivetrains, body styles and engines. The long and short wheelbase MPV comes with a choice of 2.4 litre and 3.3 V6 petrol and 2.5 litre common rail diesel engines. Voyager is available in four equipment levels – SE, LX, Limited and the new Limited XS.
Standard equipment on the entry-level SE includes four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, electrically operated front windows and rear quarter vents, power steering, power heated folding door mirrors, dual front airbags and side impact airbags for the front seats, CD player, dual zone air conditioning and remote central locking. One option on the SE version is sunscreen glass.
The LX version adds extra equipment such as 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rack and overhead console with trip computer. Options on LX versions include leather seats, sunscreen glass and power sliding side doors.
Standard equipment on Limited versions includes: power sliding doors and tailgate, powered and heated retractable door mirrors, leather seats with eight-way front seat power adjustment and driver’s seat and door mirror memory feature (except CRD), four disc in-dash CD player, steering wheel audio controls, traction control (automatic transmission), headlamp washers, 10 Infinity speakers, load levelling suspension with height control, three-zone automatic temperature control with odour/particulate filter (except CRD) and sunscreen glass.
The XS version adds a removable centre console with 12 volt power outlet, Mopar DVD system with seven-inch overhead screen and GPS navigational radio over the Limited specification.
Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK said: "I am not surprised the Chrysler Voyager has reached the 10 million mark – this really puts it up there with some of the other great success stories in the history of motoring.
"Over the years Voyager has been improved to make it smoother, quieter, safer, more powerful and more comfortable. It has reached a whole new level of refinement in the segment and will go on, I am sure, to even further heights."
The Chrysler Voyager range starts at £18,495 on the road for the 2.4 SE and rises to £31,995 for the Grand Voyager 3.3 Limited XS.
As with all Chrysler vehicles, Voyager comes with a full peace-of-mind warranty package which provides three years'/60,000-mile cover plus seven years'/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty and three years' roadside emergency cover.Published 19 February 2003