Chrysler has announced improvements to its 2010 Grand Voyager people carrier.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager may be more reminiscent of a school minibus, but its solid build and practicality have helped it to more than 12 million sales worldwide in 25 years.
Diesel drops a tax band, 10% more fuel-efficient
The 2010 Chrysler Grand Voyager is still available with a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, as well as the best-selling 2.8-litre turbodiesel. Both units are coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
However, the diesel Grand Voyager has now been retuned to produce 10% fewer CO2 emissions, dropping the vehicle’s tax band to ‘K’ and saving £200 of car tax in the first year. Fuel economy has also improved by over 10%, with the Voyager now returning up to 33.6mpg on the combined run.
Improved spec but practicality still rules
The Chrysler Grand Voyager is available in three derivatives: LX, Touring and Limited. All versions now get active headrests, traction control, ESP, tyre-pressure monitoring; front and all-row side-curtain air bags and three Isofix child seat points as standard.
Inside is also generously specced,with three-zone climate control, power sliding side doors and electric tailgate, third-row electric windows, a removable torch and Chrysler’s Stow ‘n’ Go seats. Go for the Limited version and even the rearmost seats fold flush into the floor. The cabin materials may not be able to match some German MPV rivals, but the Grand Voyager is built to last.
Options include a dual-screen DVD system that allows children in the second-row to play a video game or watch a different film to those in the third row. There’s also a Uconnect GPS system for mum and dad, which offers MP3 player compatibility, touchscreen sat nav and an integrated 30GB hard drive that can store more than 4,000 songs.
Prices and warranty
Prices for the Grand Voyager start from £26,995 for the LX entry model to £34,995 for the range-topping 2.8-litre diesel Limited. The 3.8-litre petrol model costs £35,495.
As with all models in the Chrysler range, the Grand Voyager gets a three year/60,000-mile mechanical warranty, seven-year anti-corrosion warranty and one-year European roadside assistance. Perfect piece of mind for those camping holidays.
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