AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – the industry's first electrified minivan – is rated to deliver a range of 33 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery and earned a fuel economy rating of 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. But Pacifica Hybrid's technological capability goes well beyond the powertrain.
- Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a wide variety of high-tech features to make it easy for owners to take full advantage of the vehicle's innovative, efficient hybrid powertrain system
- Hybrid Electric Pages deliver helpful information and access to charge schedules via the Uconnect 8.4 system's 8.4-inch touchscreen
- Pacifica Hybrid's Uconnect Access smartphone app gives customers remote access to the vehicle's state of charge, charge status updates, the ability to schedule charging and charging station locations
- Customizable 7-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display with unique Pacifica Hybrid screens provides important information, including an "efficiency coach" to promote efficient driving
"To make sure owners and their families get the most out of the innovative, efficient hybrid powertrain, the all-new Pacifica is loaded with high-tech features that make it easy to connect, charge and maximize the efficiency of their minivan, even remotely from their smartphones," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. "Whether it's scheduling the Pacifica Hybrid's charge times, locating nearby charging stations, remotely checking the vehicle's charge status or maximizing efficiency while driving, the Pacifica Hybrid's advanced technologies let owners easily connect with the vehicle whenever and wherever best suits their schedule."
Hybrid Electric Pages
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes standard with the Uconnect 8.4 system, which includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, available Uconnect Navigation and Uconnect Access connected services. In addition, the Pacifica Hybrid includes as standard equipment on all models the all-new Hybrid Electric Pages, providing owners with helpful vehicle information. The Hybrid Electric Pages include:
- Power Flow: Provides a dynamic illustration showing how/where power is flowing within the vehicle, from battery to the engine, the wheels or the HVAC system, or from regenerative braking back to the battery
- Driving History: Displays a chart showing distance driven in electric mode and hybrid mode, graphed by day
- Charge Scheduling: Allows owners to schedule the Pacifica Hybrid's charging times (making the most of off-peak charging rates) and provides an option to override set times to charge immediately
Uconnect Access App
The Uconnect Access app for the Pacifica Hybrid delivers remote access to the vehicle's sophisticated technology, enabling customers to get the most from their ownership experience and making life simpler along the way. With the click of the app on their smartphone, owners can check the state of charge of their vehicle's battery, along with vehicle range and estimated time to full recharge. They can also get charge status updates, see if their Pacifica Hybrid is plugged in and also schedule when they want it to charge. The Uconnect Access app can display the locations of charging stations and their availability, in real time. As with the Uconnect Access app for other FCA US LLC vehicles, the smartphone app for the Pacifica Hybrid also allows customers to remotely lock and unlock the vehicle, remotely start the vehicle, send destinations to the Uconnect navigation with Send 'n Go, and more.
The Uconnect Access App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Hybrid-specific cluster display
The Pacifica Hybrid's 7-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster is unique to the hybrid model, delivering important information at a glance for the driver. The customizable cluster's display changes color to indicate whether the Pacifica is operating in electric mode (teal) or hybrid mode (blue), while both the battery level and fuel level are always displayed. The Pacifica Hybrid's total range (combining both battery and fuel) is also displayed.
One of the available displays is an "efficiency coach," which guides owners to drive more efficiently and maximize the time spent in battery mode. The efficiency coach directs the driver on how to modulate the throttle in order to optimize energy consumption while accelerating, and provides guidance on braking in order to take full advantage of the regenerative braking that charges the battery.
About the Chrysler Pacifica
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromises minivan ideally suited for today's families and has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan of the year.
About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1925. Whether it is the family-room-on-wheels functionality of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, or the simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the Chrysler 200, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the innovative center console with pass through storage and sliding cup holders in the Chrysler 200, the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system on the Chrysler Pacifica and the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300. The Chrysler brand's succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand's standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.
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