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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Continues To Set The Standard In 2022

Since its introduction onto the market in 2017, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan was and remains one of the most multifaceted vehicles on the market. Its ability to haul large families and provide practicality, comfort, and top-notch features allowed this vehicle to stand the test of time.

In 2022, the Chrysler Pacifica is still considered the ideal standard for the minivan segment. Let’s explore all that it has to offer.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica

There are three basic engine setups for the latest and greatest Pacifica minivan: a gasoline engine with front-wheel drive, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with front-wheel drive, and a gasoline engine with all-wheel drive. Every one of these configurations utilizes a 3.6-liter V6 engine in various tunings. The gas-powered models use a 9-speed automatic transmission, while the PHEV (plug-in electric vehicle) makes use of a transmission and electric motor combination called an EVT (electrical variable transmission).

The best aspect of today’s minivans is that they often stow the third row beneath the floor for a flat loading surface. This has now become a standard in every minivan in the current market. However, the Pacifica is the only model that makes it possible for the middle row to be down into the floor along with the third row. This configuration allows for accessibility for the whole cabin, even more than the cargo area. Other vans usually only either have the seats of the second row pushed forward or necessitate the occupants to remove the seats entirely. The Pacifica model that does not have this feature is the PHEV version.

Moving on from its practicality and looks, this year’s Pacifica minivan has another defining element about itself: its close connection with Dodge and its engine output. While the Pacifica is no muscle car, those who have driven it can’t deny that it’s got a lot of kick. The engine has a pleasant noise in the cabin when pushing hard on the pedal, and the transmission in the gas-powered model makes no issue lowering its heart to a feistier push.

The Chrysler Pacifica is known for being easy to drive. The automaker also incorporated n intelligent steering system that enables the front tires to turn sharper at lower speeds, giving the car an excellent turning radius. Visibility also fairs well, and the optional 360-degree cameras make parking a breeze.

On the daily, there are many things to love about the latest Pacifica. The brand’s newest Uconnect infotainment system is top-notch. Seating is also very comfortable, even for the third row. Rear seats involve plugs for devices and storage spaces, with a plethora of drink holders.

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica starts at about $39,000 (plus destination fee), while the PHEV hybrid model starts close to $50,000 (plus destination fee.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you are interested in the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica or any other model from the brand, be sure to check out our online new car inventory on our dealership website, Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide variety of vehicles from the brand in different shapes and sizes.

If you have questions or simply find something that suits your needs, feel free to chat with one of our representatives for more information.

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Chrysler Plans To Showcase The 2022 Pacifica Hybrid At The NY Electrify Expo

Electrify Expo New York Event

One of the “Big Three” U.S.  automobile manufacturers, Chrysler is making significant strides into the Electrify Expo New York event. This effort involves bringing in a slew of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicles, along with a massive brand display. This expo is set to take place August 27-28, 2022, at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.

The North American Electrify Expo is the biggest e-mobility festival encompassing over 70 electric vehicles. The event involves over 1 million square feet of display area highlighting the world’s top electric mobility brands.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first and is still the only plug-in hybrid in its segment. It offers over 30 miles of fully-electric range, over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), and a total range of over 500 miles. On top of this, the Hybrid minivan is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, along with any available state and local tax credits.

While using the built-in regenerative braking feature, the Pacifica Hybrid has the ability to charge the battery when braking or stopping. The Max Regeneration cluster messaging icon is standard for this vehicle, as this keeps drivers alert to the increased system regeneration.

Attendees of the Electrify Expo can get behind the wheel and get a taste of a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for themselves at the event’s “Ride and Drive” area. It’s here where they will be able to take the minivan for a spin. Spectators can also get wind about the key features of the plug-in hybrid, particularly from Chrysler’s product specialists.

The Chrysler showcase area at Electrify Expo involves additional Pacifica Hybrid vehicles, together with a video display with information on the Chrysler Airflow battery-electric vehicle concept. The Airflow concept, which was unveiled earlier this year, signifies the electrified future of the Chrysler brand. It puts the spotlight on its cutting-edge design, advanced technologies, and seamless connectivity that will portray the company’s fully-electric transition.

The Pacifica minivan is known for having the most standard safety features in the industry, with over 115 standard and available safety and security features, such as Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and more.

The Chrysler Pacifica also gains bragging rights for being the most awarded minivan over the last six years with over 170 honors and industry accolades since its first inception onto the car market. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica has even been honored with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica minivan or any other vehicle from the brand, feel free to view our online new car inventory on our dealership website, Miami Lakes Automall. We sell an intriguing assortment of vehicles from the brand in different colors and prices.

If you have any questions or find something that feeds your interest, please feel free to chat with one of our online representatives for further assistance.

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Stellantis Is Making An $83 Million Investment At The Dundee Engine Plant

Stellantis’s Hybrid-Based Investment

It was recently announced that Stellantis, Chrysler’s parent company, will be taking advantage of the Dundee Engine Plant for the production of two future hybrid electric models. The car factory in Dundee, Michigan is being reworked to act as the final assembly location for a 4-cylinder motor meant for two hybrids coming to the States.

As stated by a news release, the plant will experience an $83 million investment, with the production of the engine set to begin in early 2025.

The new 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged motor will be inspired by the current Stellantis engine in Europe and will be adaptable for hybrid-electric, or HEV, vehicle applications, according to the company. Stellantis says that this will be the first HEV engine for them in the region. The multinational automaker currently owns the Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati brands.

“The Michigan plant will continue production of the 3.6-liter Pentastar Upgrade for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L. The Tigershark 2.4-liter I-4 engine will build out in the first quarter of 2023,” the company said.

It is not expected that the investment will not experience an impact on the number of full-time positions at the plant, as stated by spokeswoman Jodi Tinson. Since June, Dundee has 987 workers under them (853 hourly and 134 salaried), as stated by the company.

This is the largest piece of a total $99 million investment for Dundee that was announced by Stellantis, which the car manufacturer matched to its Dare Forward 2030 business plan. The release stated the company would also finance over $14 million at the Kokomo Casting Plant in Indiana to transfigure die-cast machines and cells for the new engine, as well as $2 million at Etobicoke Casting in Toronto for advancements and new tooling to produce the engine’s new oil pans.

UAW (United Automobile Workers) President Ray Curry addressed the announcement in a statement, saying that “when companies invest in UAW facilities, they are recognizing that UAW members add value to the company’s success.”

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who heads the Stellantis Department for the union, said that it was great news.

“This investment in a new four-cylinder engine will add job security for the members who continue to build ICE products as the industry transitions to electrification. The hard work and dedication of the UAW Stellantis membership to build great products with world class quality has been recognized and rewarded today,” Estrada said in a statement, referring to the abbreviation for the internal combustion engine.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in exploring more about what Stellantis has to offer, particularly with Chrysler, then check out the online new car inventory on our dealership website, Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand that range in various different shapes and sizes.

If you find something that suits your interest, feel free to chat with one of our representatives for more information and assistance.

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