Chrysler finally has made up its mind about which minivan will get the axe, and the Caravan is the winner. It makes sense to me, as a premium-ish brand should not be selling a utilitarian minivan. A crossover makes much more sense for the brand. If they can execute it as well as Buick's Enclave, I think it will sell. I always like the old Pacifica, no reason why they can't pick up where that vehicle left off.
Also, the linked article confirms that the Compass will die and the Dart will get an SRT variant.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed that the Chrysler Town & Country minivan will be phased out after the 2013 model year. This will leave only the Dodge Grand Caravan to represent the Chrysler group on the minivan segment in the United States.
The move is part of Marchionne’s quest to put an end to product overlapping among the divisions of the Chrysler group.
The gap left by the Town & Country will be filled by a luxury crossover that might keep the decades-old nameplate alive. It will be smaller than the minivan and it will likely ride on Chrysler’s CUSW platform.
Marchionne did not specify when to expect the crossover but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it debut in 2014 as a 2015 model.