Chrysler Pacifica Based Crossover Coming, Will Be Built at Windsor Assembly

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

A crossover based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been confirmed by Fiat Chrysler and will be built at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.

Speaking to Motor Trend at the 2018 Detroit auto show, Marchionne confirmed the Pacifica-based crossover was coming, saying it had already been designed and that the Windsor plant was ready to accept it. The vehicle was expected to arrive at an earlier date, but FCA pushed it back until 2019 to ensure it got it right.

“We’re still playing with that thing,” Marchionne told MT. “It’s there. We have the car designed and we’re ready to go.”

“The platform is ready, and the plant can take it,’ he added. “We can probably get it up and running in 18 months.”

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Not much is known about the Pacifica-based crossover, but we’re expecting to to offer considerable room for both passengers and cargo due to the size and shape of the Pacifica. A plug-in hybrid version may be offered as well, sharing a 16 kWh powertrain with the Pacifica Hybrid. We wouldn’t be shocked to see Pacifica-style interior touches either, and we could see the two vehicles sharing design cues as well.

We should find out more about the Pacifica-based crossover in coming months.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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