Canada Press Kit: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid

FCA CANADA: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Overview

Windsor, Ontario September 1, 2017 - The Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theatre rear-seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromises minivan ideally suited for today's families and has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan of the year.
 
The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 2.6 Le/100km (109 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 53 kilometers (33 miles) of all-electric range.
 
New for 2018:
  • Addition of new Chrysler Pacifica L entry-level model, and mid-range Touring Plus model extends the appeal of the minivan to more customers
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup adds Touring Plus model
  • Hybrid model names now align with gasoline-powered Pacifica models
  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid receive upgraded Uconnect 4 systems
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models
  • Uconnect 4 7-inch radio standard on L, LX, Touring, Touring Plus and Touring L models
  • Uconnect 4 8.4-inch radio now has HD Radio (where stations are available)
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display features optional 4G Wi-Fi (late availability)
  • On-demand 4G Wi-Fi (late availability) hotspot capability provides faster speed and more reliable in-vehicle wireless internet connectivity to your laptop, tablet or smartphone and supports up to eight mobile devices
  • SiriusXM Guardian delivers advanced in-vehicle connectivity and useful apps for drivers and passengers. Features include SOS Call, Roadside Assistance, Send and Go, Vehicle Finder and Remote Services, which can be used virtually anywhere, allowing owners to lock and unlock doors or start their vehicles. Available with Uconnect 4C NAV
  • SiriusXM Travel Link makes every trip more efficient, SiriusXM Travel Link provides premium data services and information, including weather, fuel prices, sports, and movies. Available with Uconnect 4C NAV
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas. Available with Uconnect 4C NAV
  • Uconnect Theatre offers wireless streaming from compatible mobile devices
  • Exterior upgrades on Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid models, including:
    • New wheels and body-colour mirrors on Touring Plus
    • Chrome roof rack on Touring L
    • Bright body-side moulding and chrome roof rack on Hybrid Touring L
    • New exterior paint colours: Copper Pearl and Ocean Blue Metallic
  • Desirable features are now available on more models:
    • Advanced SafetyTec Group and power passenger seat available on Touring L
    • Perforated leather seats standard on Touring L
    • Tri-pane panoramic sunroof available on Touring L Plus
    • 20-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system available as a standalone option on Hybrid Limited
    • KeySense and polished wheels available on Hybrid Touring L
    • Upgraded console and auto-dimming rearview mirror standard on Hybrid Limited
    • Deep Mocha interior available on Hybrid Limited
    • Universal garage door opener standard on Hybrid Touring L and Hybrid Limited
 
Highlights:
  • The Chrysler Pacifica was re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, delivering class-leading ride and handling and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Its body structure is the lightest and stiffest in its class, making it more responsive with lower levels of body roll and enhanced agility to absorb and distribute road inputs. Class-leading aerodynamics contribute to the Pacifica’s unsurpassed fuel efficiency
  • The Chrysler Pacifica minivan features a choice of two powerful, efficient and advanced powertrains – the segment’s first hybrid vehicle and the next generation of the award-winning Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, which is mated to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission and delivers 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque
  • The Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first electrified minivan, delivers 2.6 Le/100km (109MPGe) and a range of 53 km (33 miles) solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, as well as a 911-km total gas and electric range. The pivotal technology behind the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is its innovative eFlite single-electrically variable transmission (si-EVT). Designed by FCA US, the device features two electric motors, which are both capable of driving the vehicle’s wheels
  • The Chrysler Pacifica showcases the latest in advanced safety and security technology, offering more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, including 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, and Forward Collision Warning-Plus
  • The Chrysler Pacifica is the most technologically equipped vehicle of its kind, offering the Uconnect Theatre entertainment system with two 10-inch seatback touchscreens, 7-inch full-colour driver in-cluster display and an array of other features, including the Uconnect 4 systems with a 7-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and available 4G Wi-Fi (late availability)
  • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect touchscreen
  • Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect touchscreen or steering wheel controls
  • Uconnect 4 systems include performance improvements with faster startup time, enhanced processing power, vivid imagery, plus higher resolution and sharper graphics
  • For audiophile-quality sound, the Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with six speakers and Active Noise Cancellation. Premium audio systems, either a 13-speaker Alpine system or a 20-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, are also available
  • Other convenience features include the available Stow ‘n Vac integrated vacuum powered by RIDGID; redesigned Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system with Auto Advance ‘n Return and Easy Tilt; and segment-first handsfree sliding doors and liftgate that open with the kick of a foot
 
Model Lineup
For 2018, the Chrysler Pacifica lineup consists of seven models:
  • L
  • LX
  • Touring
  • Touring Plus
  • Touring L
  • Touring L Plus
  • Limited
 
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup consists of three models:
  • Touring Plus
  • Touring L
  • Limited
 
Available Exterior Colours:
  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Brilliant Black
  • Bright White
  • Molten Silver Metallic
  • Velvet Red Pearl
  • Dark Cordovan
  • Ocean Blue Metallic
  • Copper Pearl
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Jazz Blue
 
Available Interior Colours:
  • Black (cloth, leather, premium leather)
  • Alloy (cloth, leather, premium leather)
  • Toffee (cloth, leather)
  • Deep Mocha (premium leather)         


FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2020. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.