The Chrysler Town & Country is on its way to regain the sales crown in the minivan segment for 2010. Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be since the spot has been largely dominated by Chrysler since the first of its minivans rolled off the line in 1983.
Up to the final month of 2010, Chrysler has sold 102,495 units of the Town & Country, well ahead of the Honda Odyssey, which sold 98,035 and has topped the segment for the past two years. Coming in next is the Toyota Sienna with 89,509 followed by the Dodge Grand Caravan at 89,057.
Being at the top of the minivan segment has a sense of pride for Chrysler, which has held the spot for 25 years.
“Our goal is regaining leadership,” said Olivier Francois, head of the Chrysler brand. “We consider we own it and we need to regain what once belonged to us.”
Though the November of 2010, minivan sales in the U.S. came in at 438,808. During all of 2009, the segment accounted for 424,007 units sold. We just can’t believe that many Americans pick minivans over crossovers!
2011 Chrysler Town & Country:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News