Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid
Latest update: 1 Aug 2018
Chrysler unveiled the all-new 2017 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid at the 2016 Detroit auto show. It is Chrysler’s first plug-in car—and the industry’s first plug-in hybrid minivan. With the rise of crossover SUVs, and the stodgy image of bloated family-haulers, the minivan market has shrunk in the past decade or so. Perhaps Chrysler’s plug-in hybrid, offering 30 miles of all-electric range, will lure families back into the segment. The Pacifica Hybrid combines a 3.6-liter V6 with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) plus two electric motors—one basically with the engine and another one at the wheels—to generate 260-horsepower performance The hybrid Pacifica gets up to 80 MPGe, according to Chrysler. The Pacifica uses a 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack to provide 33 miles of all-electric range. Combined electric-plus-gas range is 560 miles, the automaker claims.