2005 Chrysler and Dodge Minivans Designed From The Inside Out
For 20 years, Chrysler Group says it has continued to enhance, yet stay true to, its minivan design formula: a garageable van with chair-height seating, a low flat floor, easy entry and exit, pass-through access from first to second row, front-wheel drive, and flexible seating.“At Chrysler Group, we continue to maintain our minivan leadership by designing our minivans from the inside out,” said Trevor Creed, senior vice president of design. “For our new 2005 Chrysler and Dodge minivans, we’ve complemented our long list of new features with subtle but significant exterior enhancements. In short, we’ve made the best-looking and the best-selling minivans in the marketplace look even better, while staying true to our time-tested minivan formula.”2005 Chrysler Town & CountryThe luxurious minivan, the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited extends Chrysler’s prominent winged badge the entire width of the grille,which now features four horizontal chromed bars. The front-end appearance integrates new sculpted dual headlamps and a new fascia that includes a molded-in license plate pocket and circular fog lamps. Chromed fascia inserts complete the Limited’s new front-endappearance.A roof rack and new cladding with chromed inserts highlight the side view along with 16-inch chrome clad wheels with monochromaticChrysler-badged center caps. A new rear fascia includes chromed inserts with four integrated sensors for the rear detection system.Inside there is a new Sycamore wood appearance integrated into the center stack and complemented with a satin silver surround. The wood/satin silver appearance continues on the door bolsters and throughout the interior.Chrysler’s chromed winged badge is now integrated into the steering wheel horn pad.The new extended-wheelbase Chrysler Town & Country LX and Touring models feature Chrysler’s prominent winged badge, which also extends the entire width of the grille and features a new gray grille texture. Completing the “new face of Chrysler” is a new front fascia with sculpted dual headlamps and a molded-in license plate pocket.The side view includes a new color-keyed body-side molding and 15-inch wheel covers. New Chrysler Town & Country Touring badging appears on the liftgate.2005 Dodge Grand Caravan and CaravanThe new 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT is instantly recognizable as a Dodge. Its distinctive, new U-shaped grille, complete with black grille bars, is a design cue shared with the new Dodge Magnum. The front fascia is new with a molded-in license plate pocket and new fog lamps. New body color bodyside moldings with chrome inserts highlight the side view along with 16-inch “Ingot” wheels. SXT badging appears on the liftgate.Dodge Grand Caravan SE also features the new U-shaped grille appearance with black grille bars, an integrated molded-in license plate pocket, and a new mold-in color bodyside molding.