MINIVAN CUSTOMERS DO MORE WITH 2002 CHEVROLET VENTURE
Versatility, safety devices, convenience and new fun-to-use features make the 2002 Chevy Venture the 'do more' minivan.
'Today's families are busier than ever, and Venture's new all-wheel-drive system, third row stowable seat, dual sliding rear doors and available OnStar help families get the most out of their minivan purchase,' said Pete Langenhorst, Venture brand manager. 'Add our new DVD player and you have the ultimate vehicle for family entertainment.'DVD player/Warner Bros. Edition
In 2002, a new DVD-based entertainment system debuts on the Chevy Venture Warner Bros., making the model one of the few minivans in the industry with a factory-installed system.
The system plays DVD video, DVD audio and CDs, and includes a flat, flip-down, 7-inch video screen, four wireless headphones and a wireless remote control. The DVD-format screen provides superior picture quality, and the system has a 1.5-second 'video memory' which prevents potholes, railroad tracks, and other road surfaces from interfering with the sound and picture. Simple controls – Power, Play and Eject buttons – make the DVD player easy to use. Three auxiliary jacks for devices such as video games and camcorders offer additional versatility. In fact, passengers can use the DVD player, the radio, and the CD player all at the same time.
Buyers who purchase the DVD system will receive a free DVD compliments of Chevy Venture.All-wheel drive
With Versatrak all-wheel-drive, new 16-inch aluminum wheels and tires, a fully independent rear touring suspension that provides a more refined ride, and four-wheel disc brakes, Venture's new Optional AWD package gives customers extra confidence in all weather and all road conditions.
One important Versatrak feature is that the vehicle needs traction on only one wheel to move. It engages both rear wheels when needed, and automatically sends more torque to the rear wheel with the most traction.
The system offers performance equivalent to vehicles with torque-sensing center differentials, which have generally been available only on luxury and high-performance cars with four-wheel drive. Versatrak operates under normal conditions in front-drive, but is considered all-wheel drive because drivers do not disengage the system. It gives drivers ultimate control in all driving conditions. For more information on Versatrak, see the Corporate press kit's 'Applied Technology' section.Safety for all
With safety always in mind, Venture offers four-wheel antilock brakes, driver and front passenger air bags, standard driver and passenger side-impact air bags and child security rear door locks. Integrated child safety seats are standard on all vans except for those with captain's chairs. The LATCH (Lower Anchorages and Top tethers for Children) system is standard and independent of the vehicle safety belts. LATCH enables parents to securely attach child safety seats without the vehicle's seat belts.
Venture's Rear Parking Aid alerts drivers of objects or people behind the vehicle with both audio and video signals while the van is in reverse. Chevrolet is the only product in the industry to offer both types of indicators. Traction control is available and helps limit wheel spin most slippery surfaces. Power comes from the standard 3400 V6 engine with a four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)Other amenities
Available dual power sliding doors offer easy access to the spacious interior – enough room for up to eight in some Venture extended wheelbase models. The stowable third row seat and flat folding captain's chairs offer up to 140.7 cu. ft. of cargo space in the extended wheelbase, enough room for 4'x 8' sheets of plywood with the liftgate closed. The third row stows to create a flat load surface.
A convenience center behind the third row features three compartments for easy organizing. The middle compartment has a sealed bottom and sides for wet bathing suits, muddy boots or even garden plants. Conveniently located power outlets, and up to 17 cupholders round out the usefulness of the vehicle, reminding owners that no matter what they do or where they go, the 2002 Venture lets them do more.Source - Chevrolet
New For 2002
DVD-based video entertainment system with integrated HVAC and rear audio controls Optional
External mast antenna replaces glass-mounted antenna
Exterior colors: Galaxy Silver, Dark Tropic Teal and Dark Bronzemist Metallic
LATCH child safety seat anchors
Optional on Extended LT models:
New All-Wheel-Drive model features Versatrak AWD
16-inch aluminum wheels and tires
Fully independent rear suspension
Four-wheel disc brakesSource - Chevrolet