2017 Chrysler Pacifica – cute American minivan

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American van Chrysler Pacifica since the beginning of serial production of the first generation became one of the most popular cars in its class across the Atlantic. In this regard, presented at Detroit auto forum new generation minivan attracted interest from a large number of motorists and professionals of the automotive industry.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica redesign

2017 Chrysler Pacifica redesign

The novelty of 2016-2017 years will replace the model Chrysler Town and Country, sales volume of which in the last couple of years was declining steadily. It is worth noting that the developers of the new minivan tried to create a truly different car that would be significantly different from the model-predecessor. Primarily, this is reflected in the design of the exterior of the van, in the style of the current generation Chrysler 200 sedan. In addition, the novelty has a luxurious interior and good equipment.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica exterior

2017 Chrysler Pacifica price

The external similarity of the front of the car with the Chrysler 200 sedan, Pacifica gives the impression of rapid and dynamic car. Quite a formidable body features curved lines and calm lines, but it looks very stylish, without inherent for most competitors obesity and overweight. Sloping hood, turning into a well littered windscreen, harmonizes well with the roof almost straight, only slightly slanting towards the tailgate. It is very important that designers and engineers managed to achieve visual lightness of rather large van rear. Additionally, the back of a minivan decorated with stylish punch and ribs that gave the utilitarian car gambling and several sports look. But the main feature of the external appearance of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is it’s head optics. The headlights of a car, having a smooth geometry, emphasised by lines of led running lights and integrated into the grille with a nice chrome finish. Similar chrome design has received and the imposing front bumper with a solid intake at the bottom and a neat round fog lamp at the edges. Rearview mirror installed on powerful legs-legs that not only looks very stylish, but also provides an excellent overview. A choice of alloy wheels dimension of 17 to 19. The top version of the car comes with large 20-inch wheels.

Consideration of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in profile, draws the attention of chrome finish side glass, thresholds and door handles. A huge tailgate allows for maximum comfort in the car to load even bulky objects. Additional comfort provides low loading height and flat load floor.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica dimensions

2017 Chrysler Pacifica interior

In its exterior dimensions the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a typical representative of the class of minivans. The length of the car equals to 5170 mm of which falls on 3088 mm wheelbase. The width and height of the machine up and 1737 2022 mm respectively.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica interior

2017 Chrysler Pacifica pictures

Designed based on a new platform Chrysler-Fiat Compact US Wide, modular, thanks to which the minivan is equipped with a system of front drive or driven wheel on both axis. The use of durable and heavy-duty steel varieties and aluminum elements in the design of the suspension and body provide the necessary level of rigidity of the frame of the machine. At that curb weight of the minivan remained in the range of 2 tons for the version with a gasoline engine.

The interior of the Chrysler Pacifica can comfortably accommodate six passengers and the driver. Optional van comes with a solid pair of sofas on the second and third row that increases passenger capacity to eight people. If necessary, e.g. when transporting bulky cargo, Seating of the second and third rows can be quickly bent or even removed from the salon of the car. The maximum loading volume in this case is 3978 litres. The quality of finishing materials, although not drawn to premium, however, provides a cosy atmosphere and decent ergonomics of the cabin.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica equipment

2017 Chrysler Pacifica engine specs

In the basic configuration the car is well equipped. The driver installation media available Uconnect 5.0, climate control, electric and heated exterior mirrors, 8 airbags and a few modern active safety systems, including system stabilization and system controlling the level of traction of the drive wheels. The list of optional equipment, the Chrysler Pacifica is much wider. Here available adaptive cruise control, multi-section panoramic sunroof, Parking assistant, multiple cameras, advanced multimedia system Uconnect 8.4 with a pair of large displays for passengers in the second and third series and other equipment.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica engines specs

For the new minivan offers two powertrains. Chrysler Pacifica petrol variant 2017 model year equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-shaped arrangement of six cylinders. The engine develops 287HP maximum power at 361 Nm peak thrust. In a couple of petrol engine works Start/Stop system, offers 9-speed auto gearbox.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica concept

The hybrid version of the car has a power plant, consisting of the same petrol unit (de-forced to 248 HP), supplemented by the electric dual-motor EV drive and 16-kilowatt battery. On pure electric the car can travel up to 50 km. Average fuel consumption of the hybrid version is 4.7 liters per hundred kilometers (50 mpg). And to restore full battery charge will take less than two hours. Like a car with a gasoline engine, the hybrid version of the car equipped with 9-speed “automatic”.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica release date

Pricing details and date of commencement of sales of the model is not yet known, but it is safe to assume that we see the model before the end of the year.

Release date: late 2016

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