Twenty-four hours after announcing it will idle a minivan plant because of slow sales, Chrysler LLC records its largest year-over-year sales hike in the volatile segment. June deliveries of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan show increases of 35.7% and 71.2%, respectively, according to Ward’s data. But the development is not enough to cause Chrysler to reconsider the action that will see 1,900 workers laid off when the auto maker’s St. Louis North assembly plant is ...

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