The Chevrolet Venture was a minivan produced from 1997 to 2005. The Venture was replaced by the Chevrolet Uplander in 2005.
In 1996, the Chevy Venture was introduced as a replacement for the Chevrolet Lumina APV. The Venture had a 3.4L V6 engine and all Ventures were offered with automatic transmissions only. A Warner Brothers edition was also offered from 2001 to 2005 and featured a DVD entertainment center. The Warner Brothers Edition also had a Bugs Bunny leaning against the Warner Brothers Logo.
The 1997 Chevy Venture received a rating of four stars out five in a head on collision from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and test on subsequent model years yielded 4 stars in most categories.
The Venture has also been marketed in Europe under the name Opel Sintra and in the United Kingdom as a Vauxhall. Chevrolet Europe sold a few models, mostly United States dometic market models which had been modified to European specification. Among them were the Chevrolet Trans Sport which was a cross bodywise between a Chevrolet Venture and a Pontiac Trans Sport.
Both the Chevrolet Venture and the Chevrolet Astro were replaced by the similar new 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. The Chevrolet Venture was manufactured in at the assembly plant in Doraville, GA.
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