January 10, 2017 , Detroit - The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the most efficient minivan of all time, offers consumers a brighter shade of green performance.
 
How much brighter? Just over 31 percent, compared with the previous-generation, gasoline-powered Chrysler minivan.
 
The improvement was calculated by FCA US engineers who used industry-standard software. The software determines Global Warming Potential (GWP), which considers the environmental impact of fuel production and delivery, along with the implications of the vehicle’s own fuel consumption.
 
Such calculations are based on 120,000 miles (200,000 km) of operation. And improvements are measured by contrasting anticipated C02-equivalent greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, with those of comparable vehicles.
 
C02-equivalent, or CO2e, is a term for describing various greenhouse gases as a common unit. For any quantity and type of greenhouse gas, CO2e signifies the amount of CO2 that would have the equivalent effect on global warming.
 
Compared with the previous-generation Chrysler minivan, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – having traveled the prescribed distance – could account for a 21-metric-tonne reduction in CO2e GHG emissions.
 
“And that’s for a single Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid,” noted Phil Jansen, Head of Product Development. “With each one that drives off a dealer’s lot, the emissions-savings are multiplied accordingly. The introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid represents a major milestone for the auto industry, as well as society at large.”

Expressed other ways, a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s potential emissions-savings are equivalent to:
  • the average annual C02 output of 22 American households
  • 14 commercial flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
  • driving the average U.S. passenger vehicle more than 50,000 miles

The Pacifica Hybrid delivers a 24-percent reduction in GWP, when compared with its gasoline-powered stablemate. This despite a curb-weight differential that favors the 2017 gas-powered Pacifica by approximately 650 pounds.
 
Such disparities are inherent in hybrid-vehicle production, largely because of the need to accommodate large battery packs. And such accommodations often trigger additional carbon emissions.
 
However, the Pacifica Hybrid’s unique powertrain helps offset the effects of added weight. It features a specially adapted version of the award-winning 3.6-liter V-6 engine, mated to a dual-motor, eFlite electrically variable transmission.
 
This advanced technology helped the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan achieve a fuel-economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). No minivan has ever been rated higher.

The all-new Pacifica Hybrid begins arriving at U.S. dealerships in first-quarter 2017. With available $7,500 federal tax credit, pricing starts as low as $34,495, not including any state or local incentives.
 
Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, advanced innovation and technology since the company was founded in 1925. The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented nearly 40 years ago. Pacifica delivers an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling along with the most standard safety features in the industry and most advanced available all-wheel-drive system in its class. The available innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. Chrysler Pacifica is also the most awarded minivan over the last six years with more than 170 honors and industry accolades since its introduction as a minivan. The Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of accessible luxury, with iconic and elegant design, world-class performance, efficiency and quality. Chrysler is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com.

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