Chrysler isn’t ready to give up on the minivan segment just yet.
Bowing at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, the American automaker has reinvented the minivan by introducing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. That’s right, gone are the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country nameplates and in comes a minivan that boasts 115 innovations for the segment. The American automaker will offer the Pacifica with a plug-in hybrid variant that will get an estimated all-electric range of about 30 miles.
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The standard model will come with the latest version of Chrysler’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Offering class-leading aerodynamics, Stow ‘n Go seating, an integrated vacuum, hands-free sliding doors, hands-free liftgate and a tri-pane sunroof, there’s quite a bit that the Pacifica offers to give crossover and SUV shoppers a good reason to take a closer look. If you want to get a closer look, check out the first look video below.
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