Thursday, July 12, 2007

Report: Chrysler to cut minivan prices up to $3,585

The Detroit News

Chrysler will cut the price of its redesigned 2008 minivans by as much as $3,585 while adding features, Bloomberg News reported today.

New or improved equipment on Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country models includes a flex-fuel engine capable of running on E85 fuel, electronic stability control to stop rollovers and tire-pressure monitoring systems, Auburn Hills-based Chrysler said today in a statement.

The Caravan SE will be priced at $22,470 while the SXT model will cost $27,535, Chrysler said. Those prices are $1,950 and $970 less than the current models, respectively, Bloomberg reported.

The Town & Country LX will be $23,190, a reduction of $3,585, or 13 percent. The Touring version will cost $28,430 and the Limited will be priced at $36,400, or $850 and $935 less than their respective predecessors.

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