Stellantis Shows Its Support For Ukraine

Chrysler Stands With Ukraine

Subsidiary of Stellantis, Chrysler, recently announced its commitment to donating $1.1 million or 1 million euros in humanitarian aid for refugees and civilians in Ukraine, as a response to those displaced because of the Russian invasion.

According to a news release, the car company said that it would work via a local, non-governmental organization to aid the effort. This is following Ford’s announcement that it would use the Ford Fund to donate $100,000 to the Global Giving Ukraine Relief Fund.

In the release, the CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares said that the company condemns violence and aggression and that its focus “in this time of unprecedented pain” is the health and safety of its Ukrainian employees and families.

In the release, Tavares said, “An aggression that shook a world order, already unsettled by uncertainty, has been launched. The Stellantis community, made of 170 nationalities, looks with dismay as civilians flee the country. Even if the scale of causalities is not yet apparent, the human toll will be unbearable.”

Stellantis, which is also the owner of Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Fiat brands, has staffers in Russia and Ukraine. The fate of three of the automaker’s 71 Ukrainian personnel was initially unclear, but Wednesday, (March 2nd), spokeswoman Lilia Mokroussova revealed that they were all safe.

The car manufacturer also said that it has a “24/7” support team that monitors the health and safety of those staffers.

According to Mokroussova, Stellantis’s plant in Kaluga, Russia was up and running. In spite of this, the future is still uncertain, particularly regarding the Western sanctions. 

Other car companies, such as Ford and General Motors have revealed that they are ceasing their operations in Russia.

Chrysler’s parent company also commented, “whatever the business consequences, Stellantis will apply all of the sanctions decided.”

Electrified Ways Chrysler Is Giving Back

The brand known for its family-friendly Pacifica minivans and once-popular 300 sedan aims for car lovers to give it a different look. The goal is to reinvent itself into a fully-electric car company by 2028, as they announced in January of this year.

Their new Chrysler Airflow crossover concept market the start of these plans, as it was unveiled virtually for the CES (Consumer Technology Association) technology show in Las Vegas. The tech-centered car is “a nod” to a car that the automaker aims to release in 2025, as said by Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell.

Feuell also said that the untitled production crossover will be the first of at least two of three new fully-electric models, including a minivan, scheduled by 2028. Chrysler will take the lead of Stellantis’s $35.5 billion electric vehicle plans.

“When we sought to redefine and revitalize the Chrysler brand, we needed to make sure that we were creating differentiation within the Stellantis portfolio as well as compared to the competition,” she told CNBC during an online interview. “We will be adding one new product per year once we launch our first new product … and expanding that lineup between then and 2028.”

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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Is Honored By Autotrader

Autotrader Best Car Interiors

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has something worth being excited about, as it’s been chosen by Autotrader for a spot on its Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2022 list. This ranking puts a spotlight on affordable new cars, with high-quality interiors.

“The features and quality of new-car interiors have grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “Even as new-car prices have increased in the last few years as a result of pandemic-induced supply shortages, car shoppers can rest assured that many of today’s affordable vehicles offer interior features that were available only on luxury vehicles not too long ago.”

Autotrader recognized the inner workings of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited for its accommodation of younger passengers, unique storage configuration, connectivity and easy-access features, during which it offered adults a premium-like design, generous seating and space, and charming finishes and materials throughout the rolling lodge. A highlight of the Pacifica is its famous and class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, along with the Uconnect 5 system, which has a user experience that is truly intuitive.

Additionally, the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie earned a spot on the list as well thanks to its standard leather-trim 40/20/40 front bench seat and six-passenger seating. According to Autotrader, the Ram 1500 Laramie cabin balances boldness and “confident elegance”. It also notes that the most intriguing interior feature is its shield-formed center stack that inholds the infotainment touchscreen and control array.

Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler and its parent company, Stellantis, continue to make headway in the minivan segment, specifically regarding its 2022 Chrysler Pacifica. This minivan holds the rank as the first of its kind to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, it’s also still the only minivan to offer a plug-in hybrid. The Pacifica lineup involves the deluxe Pinnacle model, which has the most affluent features in its class. 

This vehicle also has a sporty exterior design, available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability matched with the brand’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, a FamCAM interior camera that has a bird’s-eye view of rear-facing child-seat occupants, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity, capability and interior storage.

The Pacifica’s hybrid version, obviously named Pacifica Hybrid, provides over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, a fully-electric range of over 30 miles and a total range of over 500 miles. This hybrid minivan involves a comprehensive dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) matched with a purposely modified version of a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. This powertrain helps to ease range anxiety and nearly ensures pure contentment to customers. The Pacifica Hybrid was made to provide a seamless driving experience, without requiring the driver to select between electric and hybrid modes.

Year after year, the Chrysler Pacifica maintains its status as the minivan with the most recognition for six consecutive years, with over 160 honors and industry accolades. The Chrysler brand succeeded in marketing and selling six generations of this vehicle, and innovating 117 firsts in the process, including almost 40 minivan-first features on its Pacifica. The automaker has sold over 15 million minivans globally since 1983, that’s double the amount of any other manufacturer in the past 37 years.

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If you’re interested in purchasing the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive selection of vehicles from the brand including the Pacifica and its hybrid version.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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Stellantis Stands To Make A Big Profit From Its Electric Models

Stellantis’s New Business Plans

Stellantis, previously dubbed Fiat Chrysler, aims to double its net revenues, specifically 300 billion euros or $335 billion by 2030, as announced last Tuesday by CEO Carlos Tavares.

During an investor presentation, highlighting Stellantis’s business plans through 2020, Tavares said that the automaker’s strategy in doubling the operating profit margin is maintaining double digits in the operating profit margin as it makes moves to make a full-on transition to electric vehicles.

The plans mimic that of other big-name car manufacturers with examples like Volkswagen and General Motors to remain gainful while shifting to fully-electric cars. Global emission regulations have strongly led to the influence on automakers to make the electric transmission and Tesla has certainly taken the most advantage of this rise, becoming the world’s most valued car market, in regards to the market cap.

Stellantis, which is ranked as the 4th largest car manufacturer, plans on expanding its software-based companies and services, selling million fully-electric models by 2030, which also involves passenger car sales in Europe and 50 percent passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks in North America.

“We are moving, and we are moving fast to be a mobility-tech company,” Tavares said during the presentation.

Chrysler’s parent company aims to accumulate over 20 billion euros ($22.3 billion) in industrial free cash flow by 2030. On top of this, it’s aiming towards a 25-30 percent dividend payout ratio and plans on repurchasing up to 5 percent of outstanding common shares through 2025.

The company also says that they’re progressing towards carbon-neutrality by 2028, aiming towards a 50 percent reduction by 2030.

Despite these announcements, the company’s stock figures didn’t show much change. Stellantis shares from New York’s Stock Exchange actually went down 8 percent, at $16.82 a share earlier this month.

The merger of Fiat Chrysler and France-based Groupe PSA in January of last year (2021) created Stellantis. This unification resulted in 14 separate automotive brands, including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Peugeot.

Stellantis aims to release a minimum of 25 new fully-electric cars in North America by 2030, according to Tavares. Amid the first will be a small Jeep SUV in 2023, along with a Dodge muscle car and Ram pickup the year after. On a global scale, the automaker should be set to offer over 75 electrics by 2030.

Additionally, Stellantis is backing 30 billion euros ($34 billion) in EVs and financing technologies through 2025.

The automaker’s electrified strategy, which is close to term, is different from other car manufacturers. The reason is that it still aims to release plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the coming years. PHEV models fuse electric systems and batteries with internal combustion engines.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

When the time comes to purchase a Stellantis vehicle, be sure to at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from its Chrysler brand, including its Pacifica Hybrid.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something to your liking, chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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The Chrysler Pacifica Is Esteemed By The IIHS As Its Rating System Changes

The IIHS Awards The Chrysler Pacifica With TOP SAFETY PICK

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is giving the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica high remarks this year, as the minivan received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the nonprofit organization.

This recent evaluation updates the Pacifica’s status from its performance during the 2021 model year, as vehicles that were produced after last September were also included in these rankings.

“The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica delivers on our firm commitment to provide customers with superior safety,” said Chrysler Brand CEO Chris Feuell. “Pacifica remains the ideal choice for anyone seeking the greatest combination of safety, innovative technology and value.”

It was in 2020, that the IIHS adjusted its ratings system in order to incorporate other car factors, such as lights and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology. This standard, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) AEB equipment on the latest Chrysler Pacifica rated “superior” according to IIHS standards, the highest possible grade that a vehicle can get.

It makes use of a mash-up of camera technologies and radar sensors that was augmented to ensure a wider field of view. Fusing the two methods of object detection (otherwise known as sensor-fusion) also allows for redundancy, which in turn betters the system’s performance.

The AEB system, which is making its way across the product lineup of Stellantis as standard gear, senses when there may be an impending collision. If this is the case or there is a detection, visual and audible alerts will be activated. Should the driver fail to respond in a timely manner, the system may trigger the car’s brakes to help prevent a crash or reduce its severity.

The Pedestrian AEB capability of the Pacifica received an “advanced” rating. Additionally, it received a “good” grade (the highest possible) among the six main crashworthiness tests administered by IIHS:

  • Small overlap front (driver side)
  • Small overlap front (passenger side)
  • Moderate overlap, front
  • Side impact
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints and seats

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is the only North American vehicle in the minivan segment that has second-row Stow ‘n Go seating. This feature gives owners the convenience of folding the seats inside of the floor. The vehicle also has an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

The AWD technology in this Chrysler model easily engages at various speeds, with the need for activation by the driver. Should the Pacifica’s wheels lose traction, the system will automatically transfer available engine torque to the wheels with more grip, for increased control.

The Chrysler company has received over 160 industry honors and accolades for the Chrysler Pacifica, making it the car industry’s most award minivan for six consecutive years.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you want to see this award-winning minivan for yourself, visit our website, Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the brand such as the Pacifica, its Hybrid model, and the 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in the newest minivan or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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