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Detroit 2016: Bye bye Chrysler Town & Country, hello Pacifica!

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Chrysler stunned the media today at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the introduction of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. That’s right: The company is resurrecting a name from 2004-2008 for what will be the Town & Country replacement.

More importantly, the Pacifica will be available as a plug-in hybrid — a segment first. Chrysler promises a fuel economy rating of 2.9Le/100km in the city and a zero-emission range of 48 kilometres. Total range is estimated at more than 850 kilometres. 

The regular, gasoline-powered model will use a Pentastar V6 engine that produces 287 horsepower. 

In any configuration, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica boasts a sculpted, muscular design that incorporates an exclusive front grille and available 20” wheels. The interior can be fitted with a three-panel panoramic sunroof, hands-free sliding doors and liftgate, redesigned Stow ‘n Go seating, the latest generation of Uconnect, and much more.

When it comes to protecting everyone on board, the Pacifica relies on over 100 standard and optional safety and security features, including a 360-degree Surround View camera, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold, and Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be available in dealer showrooms this spring, with the Pacifica Hybrid arriving in the second half of 2016. Pricing has yet to be announced.

You can learn more about the new Chrysler Pacifica by visiting the automaker’s website.

 

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica pictures