2006 Chrysler Town & Country Product Chronology

August 31, 2005 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - 

2005 Model Year

  • Simplified model availability:
    • SWB (short-wheelbase): Town & Country
    • LWB (long-wheelbase): LX, Touring and Limited
  • Stow 'n Go™ seating and storage system on LWB models
  • Overhead Rail System with three moveable/removeable storage bins, rear
  • HVAC controls available on LWB models (standard on Limited)
  • Front advanced multi-stage air bags with passenger- side Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Driver-side inflatable knee blocker (inflates in conjunction with air bag deployment)
  • Three-row side-curtain air bags available (standard on Limited); not available with sun roof or Entertainment Group #1
  • DoorAlert sliding door open/light flash feature activates exterior hazard lamps when sliding doors are opened
  • New exterior colors: Magnesium Pearl Coat, Linen Gold Metallic
  • New interior color: Dark Khaki/Light Graystone
  • Exterior freshening, including new headlamps on LWB models
  • Buffed stainless steel roof rack replaces painted body color roof rack on Limited
  • New instrument cluster graphics; message center moved from instrument panel brow to cluster
  • New interior trim finishes: Sycamore Woodgrain, LX; Satin Silver on Touring; Sycamore Woodgrain with Satin Silver on Limited; bright badging on steering wheels
  • BeltAlert, enhanced seat belt reminder system
  • Available UConnect™ hands-free communication with Bluetooth™ wireless technology
  • Factory-installed SIRIUS Satellite Radio available(a)
  • Removable center console offered on SWB models
  • Entertainment Group #1 with rear video offered on SWB models

2004 Model Year

  • eL discontinued
  • Short-wheelbase model added
  • LXi/LXi AWD discontinued
  • Touring model added
  • All-wheel-drive Touring model added
  • New Town & Country Platinum Edition
  • New AM/FM radio with CD player standard sound system
  • New AM/FM radio with integrated six-disc CD changer
  • Rear entertainment system now includes six-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer

2003 Model Year

  • LX AWD model discontinued
  • eL adds 3.8-liter V-6 engine-optional
  • eX adds driver-side power sliding door, steering wheel audio controls, security alarm, and leather-wrapped steering wheel-standard
  • LXi adds power liftgate, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), auto-dimming mirrors, AM/FM radio with cassette and CD, third-row lamps and grab handles and roof rack-standard
  • Limited adds heated front seats, AM/FM radio with cassette and six-disc CD changer and Quad-Command® seats with 50/50 rear bench
  • Power adjustable pedals-optional on all models (late availability)
  • Power sun roof-Optional on LXi and Limited
  • Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System-Optional on eX, LX, LXi and Limited
  • Six-disc CD changer replaces four-disc CD changer-Optional on LXi and standard on Limited

2002 Model Year

  • eL model introduced
  • Available Electronics Convenience Group-Optional on LXi, standard on Limited
  • Tire pressure monitor included with EVIC-Standard on Limited and optional on LXi
  • Rear seat audio AM/FM/cassette/CD with remote control and dual wireless headphones — All models except base LX and eX
  • Available steering wheel radio controls added to the power accessory delay feature

2001 Model Year

  • eX model introduced (mid-year introduction)
  • Refined 3.3-liter and 3.8-liter V-6 engines
  • Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes on front-wheel-drive models
  • Available industry-first power liftgate
  • Power sliding doors with industry-first opening-direction obstacle detection and in-door motors
  • All-new body structure
  • All-new interior including seats, trim panels, instrument panel and instrument cluster
  • Available industry-first removable center console with power outlet
  • Available industry-first infrared sensing, three-zone automatic temperature control air conditioning
  • Available industry-first three-zone temperature control air conditioning
  • Driver and passenger air bags with multi-stage inflators(b)
  • Available supplemental side-impact air bags for front outboard occupants
  • Available security alarm system with Sentry Key® engine immobilizer

2000 Model Year

  • Additional distinctions between LX and LXi appearance
  • Additional distinctions between LX and LXi equipment
  • 3.8-liter engine with all-wheel drive meets Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards in Northeast Trading Region states

1999 Model Year

  • Limited model introduced
  • Steering wheel radio controls available
  • Next-generation driver side air bag(b)
  • Child seat available with Quad-Command seating

1998 Model Year

  • High Output 3.8-liter V-6 engine available in all 50 states (180 horsepower, 240 lb.-ft. of torque)
  • Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) 3.3-liter V-6 engine available in states adopting California emission regulations
  • Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) 3.3-liter V-6 engine available in states that do not adopt California emission regulations
  • Next-generation passenger air bag(b)
  • Third-generation integrated child seats
  • New front-end appearance — Grille with winged badge, redesigned fascia and quad headlamps

1997 Model Year

  • Low-speed traction control available
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with all-wheel drive
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)

1996 Model Year

  • Completely redesigned body, chassis and interior
  • Increased torque-3.3-liter, OHV, SMPI V-6 engine (203 lb.-ft.)
  • Increased torque-3.8-liter, OHV, SMPI V-6 engine (225 lb.-ft.)
  • Load-leveling suspension option
  • Second sliding door available
  • Personalized remote keyless entry
  • Easy-Out® roller seats
  • HVAC system with dual-zone temperature control

1995 Model Year

  • Electronically controlled four-speed automatic overdrive transaxle refined

1994 Model Year

  • 3.8-liter, OHV, 12-valve SMPI V-6 engine
  • Passenger air bag

1993 Model Year

  • Quad-Command seating with tilt feature

1992 Model Year

  • All-wheel-drive option
  • Dual child seats

1991 Model Year

  • All-new exterior body panels, instrument panel and interior trim

1990 Model Year

  • 3.3-liter, OHV, 12-valve MPI V-6 engine
  • Initial introduction spring 1989 as a 1990 model

(a) "SIRIUS" is a registered trademark of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc.
(b) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts. Remember, a back seat is the safest place for children.

Contact Information

Amy Delcamp
Cell: (248) 421-9587
Beth Ann Bayus
Office: (248) 512-0350
Cell: (248) 761-5588
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