April Arrival For New Chrysler Grand Voyager
2nd March, 2008
The all-new Chrysler Grand Voyager features an all-new interior and exterior design. Debuting for the first time is the six-speed automatic transmission that will be available in Australia with both the 3.8-litre V-6 petrol and the 2.8-litre turbo diesel engines.
Fresh Exterior Design
The new Chrysler Grand Voyager exterior design starts with clean, tailored lines that provide better aerodynamics and a solid stance on the road. It shares many design cues with the Chrysler 300C such as a similar body-to-glass proportion, simple wheel flares, sleek pillars, chrome accents and detailed ornamentation.
Designers provided a roomier feel for the all-new Chrysler Grand Voyager by widening the roof 152 millimetres, giving the beltline more rake and lowering and pulling out the sill to provide a better relationship with the tyres. The daylight opening drip line was lowered to provide a body-to-glass proportion similar to the Chrysler 300. These new design elements result in a contemporary, tailored appearance for a stable, solid stance on the road.
Chrysler brand exterior design elements include a distinctive front end with the “face of Chrysler” grille featuring the Chrysler winged badge, quad headlamps and clean, tailored lines. Chrome accents that include the belt moulding, front and rear fascia spears, roof-rack side rails, mirror cap and door handles make the new Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited a noticeable member of the Chrysler 'family'.
The all-new Chrysler Grand Voyager will be available in nine exterior colours: Clearwater Blue Pearl Coat, Mineral Grey Metallic, Light Sandstone Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic, Modern Blue Pearl Coat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Black Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Metallic and Stone White.
Functional and Modern Interior Design
The Chrysler Grand Voyager continues to offer the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system that revolutionised the people mover segment when it was introduced in 2005. With the industry’s only fold into the floor second-and third-row seats, the Grand Voyager can go from seven-passenger people mover to a two-person cargo van in less than 30 seconds.
The Stow ’n Go seating and storage system is available with a people mover-first one-touch power-folding third-row seat with power recline that can be folded into four different positions with a single push of a button.
A contemporary interior is provided with a combination of satin finishes and Elm Burl or Medrona Burl wood accents on the instrument panel and door trim. The lower trim colour on the instrument panel and door trim is Light Shale while the upper trim colour on these components is Medium Slate. Seating surface choices for LX and Touring include Light Shale, Medium Slate and Dark slate, all with YES Essentials® materials as standard equipment. The optional Torino leather seating in Chrysler Grand Voyager Touring is available in Light Shale and Dark Slate colours. Unique Royale leather seating surface augmented with Preferred Suede is standard in Grand Voyager Limited with a choice of Light Shale or Dark Slate.
Trends in home lighting were incorporated into the new Chrysler Grand Voyager. An available halo lighting package emits a soft greenish-blue glow along the overhead console but doesn’t interfere with the driver’s vision. Movable pinpoint LED lights are available for all rows of passengers, while convenience lights illuminate areas such as the map pockets and door sills.
Other interior enhancements in the all-new Chrysler Grand Voyager interior include second-row power windows, second- and third-row sunshades, a removable and rechargeable flashlight in the rear cargo area and a new D-pillar-mounted power liftgate button. The power sliding doors and liftgate have been improved for faster and quieter operation.
Information and Entertainment
Entertainment options available in the Chrysler Grand Voyager are unmatched by competitors. With a people mover-first dual DVD system that can play up to three different media at the same time; MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System available with a USB port, dual A/V jacks, a 20-gigabyte hard drive that can store songs and pictures, ParkView rear back-up camera and with or without navigation; there is something to keep everyone entertained while travelling.
The new dual DVD system can play different media at the same time. With dual A/V jacks and 12-volt power outlet in the C-pillar, gaming systems can plug directly into the people mover to operate. Passengers can play a game system in the second row and watch a movie in the third row. Or passengers can listen to their favourite radio programme through the wireless headphones in one row and watch and listen to a movie with the other set of headphones in another row. The system accommodates two wireless, infrared headphones that allow passengers to listen to the same or individual audio sources. Included is an eight-inch LCD DVD screen in the second and third rows, a single-disc DVD player and a battery-powered infrared two-channel remote control.
The navigation system includes maps that can be displayed in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional bird’s-eye view, hard-drive maps, hard-drive storage of Points of Interest (POI) such as petrol stations and restaurants and multiple route calculations.
The new-for-2008 premium surround sound system with a subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier is available on the new Chrysler Grand Voyager. The 506-watt amplifier offers 11 channels with 46 watts per channel. The system also includes three instrument panel speakers, two front-door-mounted speakers, two speakers in the rear quarter, two speakers in the D-pillar and an eight-inch, two-channel, dual-voice coil subwoofer. The system also offers Digital Signal Processing (DSP) 7.1 surround sound and is capable of simulating two-channel media into a multi-channel format. The premium sound system offers proper sound imaging and excellent frequency response with smooth delivery. The surround sound provides an enhanced listening and viewing experience of CDs, DVDs, games and other media sources, since the sound output is channelled through the various speakers in the people mover.
An interactive digital display located in the people mover instrument cluster conveniently displays information. The system allows the driver to select from a menu of useful information. Owners can personalise their settings, such as having the lights flash and horn honk when locking and unlocking the vehicle using Remote Keyless Entry. This Electronic Vehicle Information Centre also gives owners the ability to scroll through the compass/outside temperature, average fuel economy, distance to empty, trip elapsed time and tyre-pressure monitoring displays.
UConnect Hands-free Communication System uses Bluetooth® technology to provide voice-activated wireless communication between the occupants’ compatible mobile phone and the vehicle’s onboard receiver. The hands-free option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility.
Two Efficient Powertrains
The new Chrysler Grand Voyager offers a choice of two engines: a standard 3.8-litre V-6 engine that produces 142 kW at 5,200 rpm and 305 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and an optional 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine that produces 120 kW at 3,800 rpm and 360 Nm of torque at 1,800 rpm.
The new 2.8-litre CRD engine provides a weight savings of approximately 6 per cent, achieves increased cam belt life and features Piezo fuel injectors and a 2000-bar common-rail fuel system to improve fuel-system speed and control.
The 3.8-litre petrol engine is a 60-degree V-6 featuring sequential, multi-port fuel injection, and an iron block and aluminium cylinder heads. This durable engine has seen continuous improvement and refinement throughout its use as the core people mover petrol V-6 engine.
With the introduction of the new Grand Voyager, these engines are now matched to a six-speed automatic transaxle. The six-speed transaxle’s higher numerical first gear launches the new people mover more briskly than a four- or five-speed transaxle. It also provides smaller steps between ratios, which means the engine speed changes less with each shift and makes the shifts, feels smoother and engages a more appropriate ratio for any driving situation.
Chrysler Grand Voyager Pricing (RRP)
Grand Voyager LX
Grand Voyager Touring
Grand Voyager Limited
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