Posts Tagged ‘chrysler pacifica hybrid’
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.
Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis
The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) rumor mill is heating up again. This time, the talk of the town is that FCA is looking to invest in electrification. It’s no secret that FCA is one of the automakers with the least electrification in its lineup, something that poses a danger to the automotive giant as emissions regulations are slated to tighten across the globe. Experts agree that FCA finds itself in the “light-on-electrification” side of things, although the automaker has somewhat invested in mild-hybrids and plug-ins — with several on the way! Now it appears that FCA is looking to commit to electrification innovation for good, and is likely searching for partners in its search for fully electric powertrains. (more…)
Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are getting praises again as the two popular models have earned spots on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 6 Best Minivans for the money in 2019. U.S. News writer Joslyn Hatfield states that the Pacifica Hybrid has the second overall highest score on the list and it’s ranked No.2 in their minivan rankings. “In addition to offering a plethora of family-friendly features, the Pacifica-Hybrid also earns the best fuel economy numbers in the class. From a quality perspective, the Pacifica Hybrid is tops.”
CHRYSLER PACIFICA HYBRID:
Standard on the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus is the Pentastar 3.6L V-6 260hp hybrid engine, side seat mounted airbags, 1-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS). Also included are 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, automatic air conditioning, 17” aluminum wheels, and driveline traction control, electronic stability. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid is ranked higher on the publication’s list thanks to its innovative storage solutions, its features, and lower price tag than its hybrid counterpart.
When it comes to entertainment and safety its much of the same to its competitors. The Pacifica Hybrid also offers Chrysler’s Stow ‘n Go seating, which will take no time between hauling a soccer team to hauling lumber. It is a few thousand dollars less than most competitors; the Pacifica has the third cheapest total cost and cost of ownership.
Front-wheel drive is also standard along with an automatic continuously variable transmission. Acceleration is swift from a stop, and the transitions between electric and gas power are hardly recognizable. At higher speeds, the engine tends towards being loud.
The Pacifica Hybrid seats seven people, and with only one seating configuration it also offers two second-row captain’s chairs and three third-row seats. Power-adjustable driver’s seats and cloth upholstery are standard. Opt for leather seats, heated or ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and hands-free power sliding doors.
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available in six trim levels: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. The Pacifica’s Pentastar V6 powertrain is paired to a TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain can produce 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
The Pacifica features a 3.6-liter V6 engine. It comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. If you want to feel it’s acceleration you need to put your foot on the gas to get it going.
According to EPA estimates, the 2019 Pacifica gets 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway (19/28 mpg with the stop-start engine feature). Those are excellent estimates for a minivan. It’s a contender among the minivans already available.
The Chrysler Pacifica has room for seven in its standard figuration. It can be increased to eight if you get the available second-row middle seat. Cloth seats are standard, while leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and eight-way power adjustable front seats are available.
You can search the inventory of Chrysler Pacifica near Doral and at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.
Photo Credit: chrysler.com
It’s always nice when an auto brand we love receives some recognition. Nothing says like “one of the best” like an award, and when that award comes from Consumer Guide® Automotive, consumers can rest assured that the award came from a reputable source. Consumer Guide recently completed its 2019 Best Buys review, and named two Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as some of the best – the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2019 Ram 1500.
Consumer Auto Guide Best Buys Awards
Since 1976, Consumer Guide has been a leading publication that publishes authoritative and objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Staffed by full-time automotive editors with more than 100 years of combined automotive experience, they’re able to provide professional, unbiased evaluations of new and used vehicles, as well as expert shopping advice. When it comes to the Best Buys, Consumer Guide Automotive editors analyze, compare and evaluate numerous vehicles by putting them through numerous tests that help distinguish themselves as good values compared to other vehicles in their class.
Initially designed in 1999 as a concept vehicle called the Citadel9, the Chrysler Pacifica has definitely gone through a series of changes throughout the years, including a transition from concept to crossover SUV and then to a minivan. Created by DaimlerChrysler under the Chrysler marque in 1999 as a “merger of equals”, it took only 30 months to develop for less than $1 billion. The 1999 Pacifica concept was built not only to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Chrysler Minivan, but it was also intended to be a more upscale version of the Town & Country. It wasn’t until 2002, that the first production model of the Chrysler Pacifica was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.
Chrysler Citadel Concept (1999)
Before hybrids became a “thing,” Chrysler released the 1999 Chrysler Citadel Concept vehicle. The Chrysler Citadel Concept vehicle was pretty incredible. It featured a front fascia and a raised roof that included a skylight and overhead storage bins. Additionally, it could seat up to six passengers, with four front and rear captain’s chairs and a foldout jump seat on each of the rear seats. The 2nd-row seat featured power footrests and a golf bag rack in the trunk space that could hold up to four golf bags. A 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine powered the concept vehicle’s rear wheels. Along with the gasoline engine, the Citadel Concept vehicle also had an electric motor that powered the front wheels. The Chrysler Citadel generated 253 horsepower, but once the electric motor was put in place, it added about 70 units of horsepower – this was the similar performance of a V8 vehicle. Lastly, the interior cabin was spacious and featured a dual-power sliding rear door and a back power gate.
Chrysler Pacifica Crossover SUV (2004 – 2008)
The Chrysler Pacifica crossover was originally built with just one trim level in 2004. At first, the Pacifica’s standard engine was a 3.5-liter V6 that put out 250 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. However, it received quite a number of negative reviews, mainly due to the lack of engine power in comparison to the weight of the crossover SUV. In 2005, the Pacifica expanded into four trim levels – Base, Touring, Limited, a special-edition Signature Series; in 2008, a fifth trim, the LX, was introduced. The 3.5-liter engine was standard on all trim levels excluding the base trim, that was powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine. However, the 3.8-liter engine was eliminated for the 2006 model year. In 2007, the 3.8-liter engine made a comeback as the standard engine in the base front-wheel-drive model and was also accompanied by the all-new 4.0-liter SOHC V6 engine added to the lineup. The 4.0-liter engine served as a replacement for the 3.5-liter V6 in all other models and could output 255 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the 4.0-liter engine was paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission and the base engine continued with its four-speed automatic transmission.
The interior cabin was equipped with luxurious standard features, some of which were unnecessary and expensive, like a navigation system, DVD entertainment system, and a suspension load-leveling kit. Luckily for consumers, the additional trim levels were added to bring the cost down on the base model. After its 2004 release, the Chrysler Pacifica included standard third-row seating, eight-way power driver seat and four-way power passenger seats on all models. All Pacifica models came with AM/FM radio, a CD player, a seven-speaker, 200-watt infinity audio system, dual-zone manual temperature control, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, and numerous safety features. The more expensive trim levels came with a complimentary subscription to SiriusXM radio, a 6-disc DVD player with MP3, DVD audio, DVD video, and DVD-RW disc capabilities. An available eight-speaker 385-watt infinity “intermezzo” audio system with subwoofer was also included.
Unfortunately, on November 1st, 2007, Chrysler announced the discontinuation of the Pacifica crossover, likely due to poor mechanical reliability, lack of fuel efficiency, and low sales numbers. It also didn’t help that Chrysler was rather slow in correcting these issues. The last Pacifica rolled off the assembly line on November 23rd, 2007.
Chrysler Pacifica + Pacifica Hybrid (2016 – Present)
In June 2013, it was rumored that Chrysler was preparing to develop a new generation of their Town & Country minivan and the only hint given by an industry analyst was that this new version would potentially be a crossover utility vehicle within the realm of the Pacifica crossover SUV. On January 11th, 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the minivan was finally unveiled. But it wasn’t named Town & Country like most people assumed – it was named the “Chrysler Pacifica”. It was also when FCA announced their plans to discontinue the Town & Country and revive the Pacifica name. The name change was a gamble due to the Town & Country name helping Chrysler retain its position as the king of minivans for nearly a quarter century.
“Sure, it is absolutely risky to change the name, but that’s how confident we are,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of Chrysler, Dodge, and Fiat. “We wanted to change the name so that you think, ‘this is new, this is fresh, I need to check this out and forget the perception that I had about the previous minivan.”
In 2015, according to the Detroit Free Press, the late Fiat Chrysler Automobiles the late CEO, Sergio Marchionne, announced that he would invest $2 billion in developing a new minivan while overhauling the Windsor Assembly Plant to facilitate its production. This process was kept very much under wraps, so much so that after the FCA filed to renew its trademark registration on the Pacifica brand, FCA’s Head of Passenger Car Brands, Timothy Kuniskis, denied that this was related to any new products, and that it was standard industry practice to continue renewing its trademarks because “…you don’t want to lose names. Establishing new names is expensive.” Nevertheless, at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was also debuted alongside its sibling, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
The Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid have completely reinvented how the public views minivans and has possibly reinvented the Chrysler brand. The Chrysler Pacifica is equipped with an enhanced 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine that produces 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid uses a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery with an all-electric range of 33 miles, and the battery can fully charge in just two hours using a 240-volt plug-in system. Once the battery’s energy begins to deplete, the Pacifica Hybrid turns into a part-time electric vehicle. The EPA can reach up to 84 MPGe when running in electric-only mode and 27 mpg once in regular hybrid mode. Additionally, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a total driving range of 566 miles – perfect for those long road trips.
From the Chrysler Pacifica crossover SUV to the all-new Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid minivan, Chrysler definitely has a great way of reinventing their brand. Prior to the sudden death of former FCA CEO, Sergio Marchionne, a five-year plan was put in place to completely electrify the FCA lineup by 2022. We can only hope that even in death, his electrified plan will come to life. Stop by the Miami Lakes Auto Mall today, located in Miami Lakes, FL, to test drive the new 2019 Chrysler Pacifica or the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. For more information on our entire new car inventory selection, visit our website or follow us on social media!
Soon after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced their five-year plans, many noticed there was a much larger focus on the expansion of the Jeep® brand and alternative fuel sources. Although the auto market has been shifting towards hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles in recent years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has only dipped their toes in with the unsuccessful Fiat 500e and very successful Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The popular plug-in hybrid minivan has also had a large role to play with the once Google-owned project, the self-driving autonomous vehicle, the Waymo. We see even greater potential in the autonomous market before its saturated with every auto brand that makes vehicles with a GPS system and a camera.
The first self-driving autonomous vehicle to make a large impact on the auto industry was the self-driving Waymo vehicle, a modified Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Redesigned with the latest generation of custom-built radar, LiDAR, vision systems, and an all-new AI computer platform for safe operations. The vehicle is driving itself after all, so it needs the most up-to-date tech and software available.
Photo credit: Cars.com
It should come as no surprise that the success of the Chrysler Pacifica lead to Chrysler having ideas about how to expand their widely popular minivan. Ideas were floating around about enhancing the vehicle with further upgrades and amenities. They only needed to keep pushing the boundaries of what customers wanted.
Families had already fallen in love with all the great features, like the popular Stow ‘n Go seating and the Uconnect system, that were added to the Chrysler Pacifica. After the Pacifica’s debut, the Chrysler brand saw sales of nearly 63,000 vehicles sold in the first year. Competing with the likes of the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan and the Kia Sedona was only going to get harder with more time on the market.
Popularity fades for vehicles and their shelf life is only as good as the speed at which new features and benefits can be added. Luckily for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the auto group that encompasses Chrysler and many other brands, their forward thinking and innovation continued. The idea to not stop producing quality products didn’t end with the popular Pacifica model. For a brand like Chrysler that only has two vehicles being sold, the Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Pacifica, there was a need to find something special.
Rather than craft a new vehicle altogether, Chrysler went a different route. The entire minivan market was missing one large ingredient in its segment. The hybrid minivan. And Chrysler changed the game with the release of their new flagship Pacifica plug-in hybrid. Thus becoming the first hybrid minivan ever made in America.
Success Strikes Again
Chrysler has been around for nearly one hundred years thanks to innovation and a commitment to excellence. Most recently, Waymo, a company that produces autonomous technology for vehicles, agreed to purchase 63,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models. The hope is to develop completely human-less driving, aka autonomous, in a retail vehicle capacity. Imagine buying a car you never drive; that’s the goal Waymo is working to develop and make a reality.
If you’re looking for how the future will look like, it starts with vehicles as popular and powerful as the current Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and extends to the remarkable technology that companies like Waymo are putting into an already innovative minivan. The future of driving will change a lot once these products hit the road. But what does that mean for Chrysler?
What Does the Future Hold For Chrysler?
Most recently, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne announced plans to grow other brands under the umbrella that FCA produces. With the focus on expanding other brands like Jeep and Ram, Chrysler hasn’t gotten the same news. Luckily for Chrysler fans, the innovation tied to the brand has kept this company popular since 1925, the first year Chrysler went into business.
The founder of the company, Walter Chrysler, would be proud of the latest and greatest minivan on the market today. The hybrid powertrain provides drivers up to 33 miles of battery life driving before switching to gasoline in the revised, powerful 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine. This allows the Chrysler Pacifica to stand out among all the rest of the crop in the minivan market.
Remarkably, the best part about this ingenious idea to craft a hybrid minivan was making charging easy and fast. With a 240-volt charger, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can be fully charged in about two whole hours. If you want to use a regular outlet to charge your Pacifica Hybrid, just leave it charging overnight and you’ll be good to go.
Come To Miami Lakes Automall To Drive Chrysler
If you’re currently hoping to drive a new vehicle, we’re your most knowledgeable destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle and go home with something fresh. Our line-up includes the new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and we can’t wait to show it off for you.
If you’re in need of an appointment at our service center, our staff can help you out with a simple appointment you can make right here. Let us cater to your needs and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Stop in to see what we’re capable of at Miami Lakes Automall!
The Chrysler Pacifica is an award-winning minivan that has impressed everyone from parents to business owners to bands use it to get to various gigs. The van has a ton of excellent features, and its available in several trims, so people often have some questions about which features are available on different trims. If you want to get some quick details about some of the most commonly asked questions about the Chrysler Pacifica, read below.
Which Pacifica trim is the most affordable?
The most affordable trim was added to the lineup for the 2018 model year and it is the Chrysler Pacifica L. The Chrysler Pacifica L has a starting MSRP of $26,995 (plus destination fee).
How do I get a Chrysler Pacifica that has a vacuum cleaner?
The built-in Stow ‘n Go vac available on the Chrysler Pacifica is genius. It makes it a breeze for parents and kids to keep the vehicle clean. The built-in vacuum cleaner is powered by RIGID and it is standard on the Chrysler Pacifica Limited.
How much interior space is there?
The Chrysler Pacifica is an extremely spacious minivan and all trims offer a lot of space for passengers. There is 36.5 inches of legroom for third-row passengers, 39 inches of legroom for second-row passengers and 41.1 inches of legroom for front-row passengers — so there’s plenty of legroom for everyone.
There are several storage options for cargo. The Pacifica has a large trunk that provides 32.3 cubic feet of cargo room, but that’s not the only option for cargo. The Chrysler Pacifica is equipped with Stow ‘n Go seating in the second- and third-row seats, which means those seats can be stored away in storage compartments that are built-in to the floor. When the vehicle’s third-row seats are folded there is 87.5 cubic feet of cargo space and when the second-row seats are folded there is 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space.
Is the Chrysler Pacifica a hybrid minivan?
There are two versions of the Chrysler Pacifica. One version is powered by a traditional internal combustion engine, and the second version is called the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and has a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can be powered by electricity from a battery, an internal combustion engine, or a combination of both the engine and battery. The battery does need to be plugged in when it is depleted. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 84 MPGe.
Come check out and test drive various Chrysler Pacifica trims at Miami Lakes Automall.
If you are on the market for a new minivan, and you want the best there is, then you’re decision is pretty easy, buy the Chrysler Pacifica. Easy, right? Well, now that’s out of the way, you need to decide whether you want the Chrysler Pacifica or the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Both are very similar, but there are some differences and those differences might be the deciding factor.
If you need a minivan that offers seating for eight passengers, you are going to want to go with the Chrysler Pacifica because it is available with three seats in the second-row. If eight passenger seating isn’t a must-have feature and seating for seven people is good enough, then the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is still an option.
Stow ‘n Go
One of the most loved features about the Chrysler Pacifica and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system. Exclusive to FCA minivans, Stow ‘n Go seating makes it possible for users to easily fold select seats into storage compartments that are built-in to the floor. That capability is awesome because it makes it a breeze for people to reconfigure the cabin to accommodate large cargo whenever they need to. Other minivans only offer the ability to fold the top half of the seat flat or the option to completely remove the seats from the vehicle. Additionally, when the seats are not folded into their storage compartments, those storage compartments can be used to store other items, so it keeps the cabin nice and organized.
Stow ‘n Go seating is standard on the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, but there is one difference. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid only offers Stow ‘n Go seating in the third-row seats, and that’s because the battery that is a part of the vehicle’s powertrain is located under the second-row seats. The Chrysler Pacifica features Stow ‘n Go seating in the vehicle’s second- and third-row seats.
Fuel economy and powertrain is the biggest difference between the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The Chrysler Pacifica has an internal combustion engine, and the engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which means the vehicle has an internal combustion engine as well as dual electric motors that are powered by a large battery, and overall the Pacifica Hybrid has a much better fuel economy.
Overall, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a much better fuel economy. The Chrysler Pacifica averages 18 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 22 mpg, and it has a total driving range of 418 miles on a single tank of gas. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid actually has a few different fuel economies. When the Chrysler Pacifica is only powered by its internal combustion engine, it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 32 mpg; when the vehicle’s electric motor and engine work together in hybrid mode, the vehicle averages 84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent); additionally, the Pacifica Hybrid can travel up to 33 miles when only powered its battery. Thanks to the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s increased fuel economy, the Pacifica Hybrid has a total driving range of 566 miles when the vehicle has a full tank of gas and a fully charged battery.
The Chrysler Pacifica has four trims that have a lower starting price than the lowest starting price of the most affordable Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid , but if money is your deciding factor, there are some other things you should consider. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit and buyers can benefit from the tax credit when they do the taxes for the year they bought their vehicle. So if a buyer can use that tax credit to their advantage, the cost of the Pacifica Hybrid would theoretically be reduced to $32,495 (plus destination fee), which is $100 less than the Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus (starting MSRP $32,595 (plus destination fee)), which has the exact same features.
Additionally, the fuel savings of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will save drivers money throughout the time they own the vehicle. According to FuelEconomy.gov, the average driver will spend about $1,900 in fuel costs per year with the Chrysler Pacifica. However, Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver will only spend about $950 per year in fuel costs driving the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. So essentially, every year, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will cost $950 less to drive. In five years, that adds up to a total savings of $4,750!
Want to come and see what the differences of the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are like for yourself? Come to Miami Lakes Automall to test drive them both! We can show you all of the different features so you can decide for yourself.
Sometimes navigating the auto world can be a little hard for outsiders. Now more than ever the auto industry has new technologies, partnerships and with that comes a new list of terms. Chrysler has some really unique features, but those features can be overlooked by consumers that don’t recognize its name or understand what the feature is.
FCA is an acronym for “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,” which is the world’s eighth largest automaker and is includes a variety of auto brands, including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. FCA was officially established in 2014 when Fiat and Chrysler officially merged.
Mopar is a name that was developed from the two words “MOtor” and “PARts.” Mopar originally started back in the the 1930s and it was a company that specialized in parts for Chrysler vehicles. Today, Mopar offers parts and customer services for FCA vehicles and it is also a term used to identify vehicles under the FCA umbrella. Back in the muscle car era, Mopar enthusiasts started up the term, “Mopar or no car” and the term is still used today.
SRT is an acronym for “Street and Racing Technology,” which is the name of an exclusive team of engineers that design performance models and engines for FCA brands. Chrysler previously made two SRT vehicles, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT and Chrysler 300 SRT. While the Chrysler Crossfire was discontinued several years ago, the Chrysler 300 is still available in the U.S., but the 300 SRT is only available in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, but every once and awhile there is speculation as to whether Chrysler will bring the 300 SRT back to the U.S. market.
PHEV is an acronym for “plug in hybrid electric vehicle” and it wasn’t until Chrysler released the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (a PHEV) that this term could be associated with the Chrysler brand. PHEVs are a step above hybrid vehicles because they have a battery that is large enough to independently power the vehicle, but the vehicle is also equipped with an engine as well. When a PHEV is powered only by its battery, it operates like an all-electric vehicle and it emits zero tailpipe emissions.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the most fuel efficient minivan on the market and it has revolutionized the auto industry because it is one of the most fuel efficient and affordable largest passenger vehicles. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an all-electric range (AER) of 33 miles, a combined hybrid city/highway fuel economy of 84 MPGe and a total driving range of 566 miles.
Stow ‘n Go Seating
Stow ‘n Go seating is an innovative seating storage system that was first introduced by Chrysler in 2005 on the Chrysler Town & Country. Stow ‘n Go seats make it possible for users to easily fold the vehicle’s second- and third-row seats into storage compartments that are built-in to the floor of the vehicle. The unique feature gives users the ability to reconfigure the minivan’s cabin to accommodate large cargo on the drop of a dime. When the seats are not stored in the built-in floor storage compartments, those compartments can be used to store other items, which is extremely convenient when all of the vehicle’s seats are occupied with passengers.
Stow ‘n Go seats are patented by FCA and the only minivans available with Stow ‘n Go seats are the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan.
Want to become a member of the FCA, SRT or Mopar family? Want a vehicle that has Stow ‘n Go seats? How about a PHEV? You can get a vehicle that has those qualities at Miami Lakes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Come by and see our selection of vehicles today!