A lot of excitement is expected among minivan fans, because Chrysler is preparing new model. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica wouldn’t be so interesting, if company hasn’t announced some radical changes and turns in design language. According to early information, this is going to be biggest redesign ever since Pacifica stepped on the market back in 1983. Highlights are weight reduction of nearly 250 pounds and big fuel economy improvements.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica redesign
Minivan looks very attractive. If it is not too large, some could think it is crossover or large sedan. Nevertheless, its body features of stronger materials, but also lighter. So 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is coming with 250 lbs less than its predecessor. Outside, sliding doors are improved with no-touch opening system. Outside, grille and headlights come with revisions, with LED lamps on base trim, and HID at some higher levels. Inside, 10-inch touch-screen display is dominating the second row, and spacious cabin now features more options than before. There is another great convenience. Yes, we talk about better noise reduction.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica engine
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica will be available with 3.6-l V6 engine as its base unit. Mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, it is ready to develop around 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This power is sent to front wheels. Fuel economy also rises, because of minivan’s weight drop and new engine start-stop system. Estimated fuel economy of this family vehicle is around 28 mpg.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid
With classic petrol engine, minivan is going to offer hybrid system as its power source. A plug-in is consisted of same drivetrain used by standard model, 3.6-l V6 unit, and two-motor hybrid system. Also, transmission used for this kind of minivan is CVT. Electric motors are powered from 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion batteries, and first predictions about its mileage have appeared. According to rumors, new hybrid Pacifica can go 80 mpg, while driving only on electric power, minivan can reach around 30 miles.