Chrysler is back at it again with yet another feature setting the Pacifica way ahead of other vans in 2017. At the Chicago Auto Show Chrysler showed a new Pacifica with a never-seen-before build, it had a wheelchair-accessible body.
The name of the new model feature is ““BraunAbility Pacifica” and it was developed by Chrysler and BraunAbility, a leader in the automobility industry. The new Pacifica model has a unique design referred to as AccessAbility and its patent is pending.
The BraunAbility Pacifica has many features to ease the process or getting in and out of the van, as well as being comfortable while in it. The minivan has features like a larger interior space, and a wider door opening with a wheelchair ramp. [click to continue…]
First we were impressed by the Chrysler Pacifica, then we were very impressed by the Pacifica Hybrid, and now we are even more impressed with the Pacifica Hybrid autonomous vehicle. Yep, FCA has partnered up with Google’s self-driving team, Waymo, to build a fleet of self-driving Pacificas.
So far, there are not too many details about the new vehicles or future plans, but here is what we do know.
- At the moment, we know that the project consists of 100 units and one of them was displayed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
- We also know that the self-driving Pacificas are built on the Pacifica Hybrid platform, so not only are they self-driving minivans, but they are also very fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.
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Happy 80th anniversary to Mopar! Since the company began in 1937, Mopar has grown into a large international a brand offering manufacturers and customers excellent parts and care. Throughout the decades, Mopar has been responsible for a couple automotive “firsts” and they have partnered up with brands like Dodge, Ram and Jeep to produce some really unique special edition vehicles.
To celebrate 80 years of Mopar we have compiled a list of fun Mopar facts! Check them out.
Mopar Fun Facts
- The Mopar brand was born August 1, 1937 as an antifreeze products company for Chrysler. The name “Mopar” comes from a mix of the word MOtor and PARts.
- Mopar Express Lane service began in 2008 with just one express lane, now there are more than 1,000 Mopar Express Lanes at FCA dealerships across the U.S.
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The Chrysler brand has been around for the long time, and in that time some unique and wild cars have been made. Have you ever heard of a Chrysler Thunderbolt or Streamline X “Gilda”? If not, you should check them out!
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt
This definitely tops the list in regards to not only wildest Chrysler, but wildest cars in general. The Thunder built was produced as a concept car in 1940, and only five models were ever made and four are still out there today. The car was first shown at the New York Auto Show in 1940 with an inline-6 cylinder engine. The convertible was able to produce roughly 143 horsepower and it was made on an aluminum frame. What a crazy looking Chrysler! [click to continue…]
There is no debate that SUVs have a more hip reputation than minivans, but that is all starting to change and the Pacifica is leading the way. Minivans are getting more tech features and are designed to look more modern, and they are absolutely fabulous for families. Think about it, would you rather drive an SUV just because you think it looks cool, or drive a minivan that will be much more accommodating to you and your family?
Standard SUVs have between two and three rows of seating and passenger capacity ranges from five to seven passengers. However, minivans always have three rows of seating and can seat at least seven passengers. Even if you don’t have that big of a family, having the extra seats for play dates, road trips, or being the “chauffeur parent” is always good. When it comes to cargo, most minivans have over 100 cubic feet of cargo volume, but that number is almost always a lot smaller for SUVs. [click to continue…]
Chrysler has officially ended the production of the Chrysler 200 according to Detroit News, Car Scoops and several other sources. Production on the 200 ended in December 2016, allowing Chrysler to bring in the New Year by focussing on the production of the Chrysler 300, Pacifica, and several concept vehicles. [click to continue…]
Chrysler literally “can’t stop, won’t stop” in the minivan segment. Though still just a concept, Chrysler unveiled the Chrysler Portal at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and it is sure to blow anyone’s mind.
The easiest way to describe the Chrysler Portal is a millennial focussed, connected futuristic, technologically advanced minivan. FCA’s goal was to create a vehicle for the moms, dads and families of the future and it looks like they succeeded. [click to continue…]
As hybrid vehicles grow in popularity, automotive companies are having to respond quickly with new and advanced hybrid features. The brand new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes with unique and technology that exceeds expectations and help to make the ride more efficient.
UConnect systems are standard across FCA vehicles, however, the UConnect for the Pacifica Hybrid is different than the Uconnect 5.0 and 8.4 systems in other FCA vehicles. The UConnect 8.4 in the new Pacifica Hybrid has “Access app.” The app is able to deliver key information to drivers like the the vehicle’s charge status, schedule charges, and also allows for remote locking and starting the vehicle. The app’s Send ‘N Go feature allows the driver to sends destinations from their phone to the UConnect navigation system (with active navigation subscription). The app is available for both Android and Apple devices.
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Have a teenager on your holiday gift list, but don’t know what to get them? Well, did they recently get a car or their license? If so, there are plenty of easy last minute purchases a new teen driver will love. Whether you are looking for safety features, style features, or tech features, there is something in each of these categories you can purchase.
Paying the bill for tinted windows would make an excellent gift, especially in Florida. Tinted windows help keep the car’s interior a little cooler and also offer a little more privacy.
Phone Car Mount
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It is not even 2017 yet and two 2017 Chrysler models are already taking home awards. Chrysler is rocking both the sedan and minivan game with the 2017 Chrysler 300 and 2017 Pacifica. Both of these vehicles took home “Best Buy” awards from Consumers Digest. Go Chrysler!
2017 “Best Buy” – Minivan segment
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica took home the “Best Buy” title in the minivan segment. Honestly this doesn’t really come as a surprise. The Pacifica minivan has been killin’ it since it was released earlier this year! With all of the standard style features and technology, how could it not? The van came in and crushed the previous reputations of minivans, all while building some truly impressive sales numbers.
Not only did the Pacifica revolutionize the minivan segment, but also a vehicle’s capability of storage and cargo volume. With a family comes road trips to Disney, sports or band practices, carpooling and so on. Families have a need for plenty of cargo space and that makes the Pacifica’s Stow ‘n Go storage system the perfect family van This system allows seats to physically fold into the floor of the vehicle, allowing for plenty of flat cargo space. The result of Stow ‘n Go seating is up to 140.5 cubic feet of flat cargo space. [click to continue…]