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Plymouth Voyager III Idea

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That is an installment in a sequence of posts wanting again on present automobiles that we really feel deserved just a little extra consideration than they obtained. In case you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Idea matter, please shoot us a line or go away a remark beneath.

Plymouth Voyager III

First Proven: 1990 Chicago Auto Present

Description: Two-in-one financial system automobile 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 doubtless ought to have stayed. The Two-piece individuals 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 simple 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 outfitted 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, enhancing gasoline financial system when cruising or evenly loaded.

When linked to the rear module, the entrance module’s rear wheels retracted up into the automobile to cut 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 troublesome to come back by.

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Plymouth Voyager III

Plymouth Voyager III

CG Says:

In case you’ve by no means questioned 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 govt Bob Lutz, then with the Chrysler Company, the Voyager III would have value far an excessive amount of to carry to market, so it’s probabilities of seeing manufacturing have been slim.

Fact is, novel as the thought was, it didn’t make any extra sense than merely proudly owning an inexpensive commuter automobile and a minivan, and NOT mating them collectively. Take into account this: The Voyager III, for all of its complexity and potential value, was only a single automobile—the again half wouldn’t operate 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 trouble of hauling each items of your mega-minivan all the way down to the native propane dispensary for particular person fills. Enjoyable as it’s to take a look at, the Voyager III Idea addressed no really transportation points in any handy or cheap trend.

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Plymouth Voyager III

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