Minivan Timeline, 1995 - 1999


  • Five millionth minivan sold.

  • Company begins to manufacture right-hand-drive minivans in Graz, Austria.

  • Introduces third generation of minivans, which offer several “minivan firsts” including cab-forward design, reclining child safety seats and a driver-side sliding door.

  • Dodge Caravan earns Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” award, a first for the minivan category.


  • Six millionth minivan sold.

  • The Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) is available only on 1997 Chrysler minivans models.

  • Traction control is added as an option.


  • Seven millionth minivan sold.

  • Company celebrates 15th anniversary of the minivan.

  • Rear seatback-mounted grocery bag hooks available on 1998 model-year minivans.


  • Eight millionth minivan sold.

  • Luxury minivan market segment expands with introduction of 1999 Chrysler Town & Country Limited.

  • New features include chrome wheels, chrome door handles, body-color luggage rack, winged badge on liftgate, a rear-seat center arm rest, upgraded seating material and carpeting, and steering-wheel audio controls.

Contact Information

Rick Deneau
Office: (248) 512-2694
Cell: (248) 730-1685
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