Like regular sedans and crossovers, the market for minivans is huge. These vehicles come handy for medium to big sized families. With the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica AWD, the car manufacturer aims to fulfill its objective of reaching more than 500,000 vehicles per year. Nevertheless, this 30-year-old vehicle model is set for an early 2018 release although nothing is confirmed as of now. Chrysler is aiming to make this minivan lighter than before and more fuel efficient. Car enthusiasts are all eagerly waiting for this minivan to get out from the closet and bring an end to rumors.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Powertrain
This vehicle will release with a 3.6 liters V6 Pentastar engine. This will be capable of producing more than 287 HP and 252 lb-ft of torque. This combines to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle manufacturer has given particular attention to making this vehicle lighter thus allowing more acceleration and better aerodynamics.
The new Pacifica is capable of revving up from 0-60 mph in about 8 seconds, pretty impressive for a minivan this size. Apart from the engine, Chrysler has also agreed to make improvements in its suspension and handling capabilities. Regarding fuel economy, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica AWD is capable of running 28 miles per unit of fuel.
Rumors also have it that to keep up with the rising trend of plug-in hybrid vehicles, Chrysler is ready to induce the same in this vehicle as well. Although the car maker has not confirmed using one, a plugin powertrain is on the cards. In addition to the Pentastar engine, a secondary 20 HP electric motor can bring the combined mileage to 30 mpg. Chrysler Pacifica AWD 2018 can be considered as an improvement to its predecessor although the actual sales figure cannot be forecasted as of now.
2018 Pacifica AWD Designing
The new vehicle is expected to look more sleek and sporty in spite of an expected weight loss. Use of lightweight aluminum has made it possible for Chrysler to make an able-bodied minivan. Expect the new Pacifica to be 250 lbs lighter than its previous model.
Apart from a couple of LED lighting and minor bumper changes, the spy photos do not reveal much. The addition of new LED fog lamps aims to give more visibility, particularly in rougher terrains. The key is to make a new stylish minivan that will serve the purpose of its owners.
Like the exterior, not much is known about the changes that can be expected from 2018 Chrysler Pacifica AWD interior. However this does not stop the car lovers from speculating the details of the interior. The seats are meant to be extremely comfortable with leather upholstered seats for higher trims.
Chrysler Pacifica AWD 2018 dashboard is laden with hosts of technological improvements. Infotainment will be managed by 8.4 inches touch screen panels that promises maximum entertainment for passengers. Chrysler has planned to install numerous features for the safety of its passengers. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica AWD will come with other regular features like smartphone connectivity, advanced cruise control, etc.
Pricing and competition
2018 Chrysler Pacifica AWD expects heavy competition from its Dodge and Honda rivals. This vehicle can be expected at a very competitive price of $30,000 although the company has not clarified anything now.