FCA Delivers more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids to Waymo

“Waymo” News About Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid

 

FCA Delivers more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids to Waymo

In the last few weeks, there has been “waymo” news about the Chrysler Pacifica and while that is a pun on one piece of the news, there really has been a lot of news.

First, Chrysler is producing “waymo” (last time we use it) Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s for Google’s company, Waymo. Starting next month Chrysler will begin production on another 500 models, bringing the number of Pacifica Hybrid models Waymo has is 600 models. Once Waymo receives the models, they will begin outfitting them with tech to make that makes the Pacifica Hybrid a self-driving PHEV minivan.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid at Miami Lakes Automall

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Arriving at Miami Lakes Chrysler Soon!

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid at Miami Lakes Automall

If you have been waiting for the first hybrid minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, to hit the dealerships, you will be happy to hear this news. Chrysler started shipping their fleet of hybrids vans to dealerships on Monday April 17, so we should be receiving our first Pacifica Hybrids any day now. Until then, learn more about it!

  • 16 kWh battery paired with dual electric motors and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. The battery has enough capacity to power the Pacifica Hybrid for 33 miles on pure electricity and when the battery and engine work together in hybrid mode, the minivan averages 84 MPGe.
  • Though many people think of hybrids as “less powerful,” that’s really just a misconception and the Pacifica Hybrid produces 260 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque.
  • Charging time: 2 hours for a full charge with the 240-volt charger and 14 hours for a full charge with the 120-volt charger.

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carrying band equipment

Is Your Band Booking Shows? Chrysler + Dodge Minivans Will Get You There

carrying band equipment

Minivans may have the soccer mom reputation, but they are actually fairly popular among bands, too. To quote the movie Step Brothers, with Stow n’ Go seating and storage system in both the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica there is “so much more room for activities!” A band doesn’t need an expensive truck to get their band members and all of their instruments to the next show, the 7-8 passenger seating and Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system in the Grand Caravan and Pacifica offers plenty of room.

Instrument Size

We will get to how much cargo space the Pacifica and Grand Caravan have, but before that here is a quick look at the average size of popular instruments.  

  • Full-size acoustic guitar: 40 inches long
  • Full size bass guitar: 30-34 inches long
  • Basic drum set: 10-inch and 12-inch toms, 14-inch floor tom, 22-inch bass drum 14-inch snare drum, 12-13-inch hi hat cymbal and 15-18-inch crash cymbal. Cymbals each have adjustable stands which can be a couple feet when dismantled.

Van Space

Now that you know the basics when it comes to instrument size, let’s talk van space. Both the Chrysler Pacifica and the Dodge Grand Caravan have three rows of seating. The Dodge Grand Caravan has a seven-passenger seating configuration and the Chrysler Pacifica is available with a seven- or eight-passenger seating configuration.

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cars from the Chrysler museum

Unforgettable Vehicles from the Walter P. Chrysler Museum

cars fromt he Chrysler museum

So many awesome cars have had a home at the Walter P. Chrysler museum over the past 18 years, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. The Walter P. Chrysler museum is officially closed and the building is being turned into office space. The museum was home to over 60 classics and its displays and collection of cars covered 50,000 square feet. In honor of the awesome museum and the vehicles it held, here are some of our favorites.

1943 Willys-Overland Jeep MB

This one of our favorites because it shows the history and evolution of Jeep. Before the Wrangler name, the vehicle was known as Willys-Overland Jeep MB. This vehicle was produced purely for military use from 941-1945. After that, the production of the civilian Jeep (Jeep CJ) was produced and it paved the way to the Wrangler as we know it today. The particular Willys Jeep in the museum had a 2.2-liter Willys Go Devil 1-4 engine that produced 60 horsepower and 105 horsepower.

Dodge Power Wagon

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