The Chevrolet Uplander was a minivan produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. It replaced the Venture and Astro. Although introduced for the 2005 model year, it overlapped with the final model years of the Venture (on which the Chevrolet Uplander is heavily based) and Astro. It was the last minivan to have the gearshift on the steering column whereas its contemporaries had moved the gearshift to the center console. Although the Chevrolet Uplander had the keyless entry remote key fob option on every model since its induction, the Uplander's keyless entry remote key fob's were not self programmable, meaning there are no do-it-youself keyless entry remote key fob programming instructions for them. While initially a decent seller, the Chevrolet Uplander's sales were poor compared to the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. Hence, General Motors made the decision to pull plug on the minivan market and instead target the new crossover vehicle market with the Chevrolet Traverse. The last model year was 2009.