If you said, I couldn't find anything on whether the 960 is an automatic or a manual. My suspicion is that it's a automatic.
With my wife's Chrysler, Town & Country, it is an automatic and they have done something which gives the impression that it just coasts very far. I think what they did is something to hold the throttle open, just a little and feed a small amount of fuel in. In any case, it coasts a lot farther in gear than it does in neutral. My guess is that you may be experiencing a similar phenomenon.