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Chrysler Introduces Blu-Ray System in Midsize Vans

Chrysler Introduces Blu-Ray System in Midsize Vans

By Jeff Youngs, December 13, 2012
Chrysler Group, which began making minivans in 1983 and now produces the segment's best-selling Dodge Grand Caravan in addition to the Chrysler Town & Country, another popular midsize van, is introducing a Blu-Ray DVD entertainment system in both 2013 models that will be soon reaching dealer showrooms.

These midsize vans, which first came with audio cassette decks and radios for listening pleasure, will now feature a new nearly home-like entertainment system that plays both Blu-Ray and standard DVDs and has a high-definition media interface (HDMI) input for video game systems.

The new video system, which includes 9-inch screens in the second and third rows, features a higher resolution, sharper picture when compared with previous models. Two USB ports are available for recharging along with a 115-volt power inverter to recharge cell phones, MP3 players, laptops, tablets and gaming systems.

Two wireless headsets and a wireless remote allow rear-seat passengers to enjoy videos and games without disrupting passengers in the front seats.

The new Blu-Ray rear-seat entertainment system is available on Dodge Grand Caravan Crew and R/T and Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L models. It is standard on Chrysler Town & Country S and Limited models.

Midsize vans garner a small but increasingly popular segment in the U.S. auto market. Through the first 11 months of 2012, more than 500,000 midsize vans had been sold in the United States, which was nearly 18% higher than the year-ago total (424,192 units). The Dodge Grand Caravan remains the segment volume leader, followed by the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Town & Country, respectively. The two Chrysler Group midsize vans account for nearly 46% of the segment's sales, according to transaction data collected by J.D. Power's Power Information Network(R) (PIN) and strategic partner LMC Automotive.

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Summary, Photos & Specs
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Summary, Photos & Specs

2012 Chrysler Town & Country Ratings
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Ratings
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