The new generation of minivan Chrysler Pacifica, driven by a plug-in hybrid mechanics, has been presented by the American manufacturer during the Detroit show.
The Chrysler Pacifica is designed to replace the current Town & Country, a model that is not available to the European market and incorporating a plug-in hybrid mechanical unpublished to date.
The MPV segment by virtue of their configuration and large, it seems one of the best placed to incorporate a hybrid mechanical, without thereby compromising the interior space. However exceptions like the Ford C-Max Energi Series 2 or BMW Active Tourer 225 Xe are some models available in the market, let alone in Europe in which, for example Ford, only distributes its plug-in hybrids in some markets as the Dutch.
The total power that is able to develop is 248 hp. The battery that powers the electric motor is 16 kWh and able to reach, according to the approval, the classic range of 50 kilometers in electric mode. The consumption achieved by the American laboratory cycle is 2.94 l / 100 km (80 MPG)
Although the price was not disclosed marketing is planned for the second half of 2016 in some US states, like California, although the intention is to sell in all 50 states. We see little chance of this model in Europe, given the limited development of the brand in Europe.
Contrast is at least contradictory statements by Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat-Chrysler the first day of the Detroit show, cursing electric vehicles, according to him, can cause loss of control of the industry by manufacturers traditional, with which we read in the presentation of this car as a “car for all” that can meet the expectations of those who want a vehicle good size, electric and serve him for all trips that are submitted.
Chrysler Pacifica, new plug-in hybrid for the US market