Chrysler Pacifica Continues to Innovate with Wheelchair-Accessible Model

The Chrysler Pacifica is the most spacious wheelchair-accessible vehicle in the industry.

The American automaker teamed up with BraunAbility to design a wheelchair-accessible Pacifica that is making its debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The minivan features patent-pending AccessAbility technology, including an aerospace-inspired sliding door extension and the industry’s widest side-entry ramp. Helping expand interior space are rear-axle space innovations and cantilevered seat bases. And to ensure Chrysler integrity and quality, BraunAbility sources its components through the same suppliers and crash-tests to the highest automotive standards.

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The partnership between the two companies also include co-promotion support for the “Give a Dog a Job Program” benefiting Canine Companions for Independence.

The wheelchair-accessible Chrysler Pacifica is just the latest in a long-time partnership between the two brands, which began more than 45 years ago.

“Whether it’s a veteran, a colleague, friend or a family member, there’s a good chance we all know someone with a physical disability who needs help getting to the places and events that matter most to them,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “The all-new Chrysler Pacifica is proving to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and now equipped with the BraunAbility technology, it is also the perfect tool to help our customers gain freedom to stay active in their everyday lives.”

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