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Plymouth Voyager III Idea

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

That is an installment in a collection of posts trying again on present automobiles that we really feel deserved a bit extra consideration than they bought. When you’ve got a suggestion for a Forgotten Idea subject, please shoot us a line or depart a remark under.

Plymouth Voyager III

First Proven: 1990 Chicago Auto Present

Description: Two-in-one economic system automotive and minivan

Gross sales Pitch: “Challenges typical automotive design, and addresses future transportation points.”

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Plymouth Voyager III

Plymouth Voyager III

Particulars:

First seen on the 1990 Chicago Auto Present, the Voyager III was one thing out of Saturday-morning cartoon, the place it possible ought to have stayed. The Two-piece folks mover featured a removable entrance module that was powered by a 3-cylinder engine, probably powered by propane, and seating for 3 passengers. The ahead part was designed to be environment friendly and straightforward to maneuver when working independently.

When backed into—and mated to—the passenger module, the Voyager III Idea featured seating for as much as 11 passengers (3+8). The rear module was geared up with a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, that, when working in tandem with the entrance module’s engine produced 250 horsepower. The rear engine might be engaged and disengaged as energy calls for warranted, bettering gasoline economic system when cruising or frivolously loaded.

When related to the rear module, the entrance module’s rear wheels retracted up into the automobile to scale back drag and enhance maneuverability.

Per Plymouth, the absolutely assembled Voyager III was simply 8.5 inches longer than a manufacturing Plymouth Grand Voyager. Sadly, inside pictures of the Voyager III are tough to come back by.

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Plymouth Voyager III

Plymouth Voyager III

CG Says:

If you happen to’ve by no means puzzled why you may’t join your automobiles collectively, the Plymouth Voyager III might not make sense to you. That’s okay, as a result of it doesn’t make any sense to me, both. Per legendary auto government Bob Lutz, then with the Chrysler Company, the Voyager III would have value far an excessive amount of to convey to market, so it’s possibilities of seeing manufacturing had been slim.

Fact is, novel as the concept was, it didn’t make any extra sense than merely proudly owning an inexpensive commuter automotive and a minivan, and NOT mating them collectively. Contemplate this: The Voyager III, for all of its complexity and potential value, was only a single automotive—the again half wouldn’t perform independently of the entrance. So, the Voyager III was like paying for 2 automobiles, and solely proudly owning one.

Additionally…propane, actually? Think about the effort of hauling each items of your mega-minivan right down to the native propane dispensary for particular person fills. Enjoyable as it’s to have a look at, the Voyager III Idea addressed no really transportation points in any handy or affordable vogue.

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Plymouth Voyager III

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