The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 13, 1996 · Page 79
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 79

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 13, 1996
Page 79
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May 15,1992: Muhidisciplinary platform team convenes to begin work on the next generation of the minivan. August 1,1992: Dodge and Plymouth minivans get optional sport handling suspension. Car pools across America become approximately 37% less boring. September 18,1992: Consumer Attitude Research announces that Chrysler minivans have the highest repeat purchase rate of any platform sold in the United States' February 26,1992: Chrysler minivans are named top safety choice in the passenger van category in Prevention magazine's Safe Car of the Year Awards. July 15,1992: Platform team reads letters from minivan owners asking, "Why not put a sliding door on the driver's side too?" August 1,1996: Chrysler Town & Country minivan named top safety choice in the 1995 passenger van category by Prevention magazine. (Anyone see a pattern developing here?) May 9,1993: Sales of Chrysler minivans in Asia pass 2,000. Reports that minivan interior is more spacious than average Beijing apartment are unconfirmed. November 1,1995: New Dodge Caravan is named Motor Trend's Car of the Year-first time a minivan wins the award. Second straight year that a Chrysler Corporation vehicle has won. October 11,1995: Accompanied by the Whetstone HS Marching Band, Chrysler CEO Bob Eaton delivers the five-millionth Chrysler Corporation minivan to the Lombard family of Columbus, Ohio. March 10,1995: Redesigned Chrysler, Plymouth, and Dodge minivans reach dealerships with features including dual front air bagsf optional dual sliding doors, Easy Out Roller Seats,™ and enough storage space for the most acquisitive of families. April 18,1994: Fuel-door problem solved, (Sorry, but if we told you how, we'd have to kill you.) September 15,1993: Problem: How to keep driver's-side sliding door from banging into fuel door. \ , \\ i.' a I ( . h in i lit 1 lusi OIl is UM.K ( .onn ij ,111011 \\ai ur uil Ilk 1 y.ivul IN II hi o a siuiini 1 . & CHRYSLER CORPORATION

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