Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Goes Dark With Black S Appearance Package

JUN 23 2018 BY CHRIS BRUCE 15

With a dark exterior and electric propulsion, this is the stealthy way to haul the family.

Chrysler is launching a blacked-out S Appearance Package for the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid aimed at parents who desire the most diabolical-looking minivan in the dropoff lane at school. The option will cost $595 and will arrive on the family-friendly vehicle this fall. It’ll give the hybrid minivan the perfect look for hauling the kids during Halloween.

The S Appearance Package adds gloss black trim to the grille surround, headlight eyebrow accents, and rear bumper molding. The models ride on 18-inch wheels with what Chrysler calls a “Black Noise finish” – semi-gloss black might be a better description, though. The roof rails are black, as well. The option is available with any paint color but would probably look best on a black or silver minivan.

The package brings dark accents to the cabin, too. The black seats feature Light Diesel Gray trim and an S logo. The steering wheel also gets Light Diesel Gray stitching and Piano Black sections. Anodized Ice Cave – an evocative name for a color – appears on the instrument panel and door trim. For a shadowy interior, the A-pillar, center console, overhead console, headliner, sun visors, and lighting bezels are black, too.

The package doesn’t affect the Pacifica Hybrid’s powertrain. It continues to use a 3.6-liter V6 running on the Atkinson cycle. The hybrid powertrain consists of two electric motors and a 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. In total, this setup produces 260 horsepower (194 kilowatts). The EPA rates the fuel economy at 84 mpge, and there are 33 miles (53 kilometers) of range if running solely on electric power.

The S Appearance Package arrived the regular Pacifica last October and “has been wildly successful,” according to Chrysler. Soon, hybrid buyers will be able to get the blacked-out look, too. The official press release awaits below.

Green Is the New Black: S Appearance Package Creates Custom Look on 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is now available featuring a blacked-out, sporty look with the new S Appearance Package available on all 2019 models
Dealers can order minivans with S Appearance Package beginning in July and vehicles will be in showrooms this fall
Chrysler Pacifica is the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017
June 21, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The award-winning Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is sure to turn heads and attract even more attention courtesy of the newly available S Appearance Package. Featuring black accents inside and out, the S Appearance Package has been wildly successful on Pacifica gas models. For 2019, the sporty, custom look is now available on all Pacifica Hybrid models.

“The factory custom look of the S Appearance model is really resonating with our Pacifica buyers, so much so that we are now making it available on the Pacifica Hybrid model, as well,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “With 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range this package makes the industry’s only hybrid minivan even more unique.”

The Pacifica Hybrid with the S Appearance Package features Gloss Black accents throughout the exterior, including grille surrounds, eyebrow accents on headlamps, daylight opening moldings and rear valance molding. Eighteen-inch wheels with a Black Noise finish and a black roof rack are standard. The Chrysler wing badges on the front and rear are Black Noise with a Hybrid Teal insert, and the “Pacifica,” “S” and “eHybrid” badges in the rear also feature the Black Noise finish.

Inside, the S Appearance Package includes black seats with Light Diesel Gray accents and the “S” logo; Light Diesel Gray stitching and Piano Black accents on the steering wheel; and Light Diesel Gray stitching and Anodized Ice Cave bezels on the instrument panel and door trim. All other interior elements are fully black, including the front overhead console, headliner, visors, second- and third-row cargo lighting bezel, A-pillar trim and center console.

The S Appearance Package on the Pacifica Hybrid is available for a $595 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and can be added to 2019 models with any exterior paint color. The S Appearance Package will be available to order in July and will be in dealer showrooms this fall.

About Chrysler Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid
As the original creator of the minivan 35 years ago, FCA US LLC continues to transform the segment with firsts, notching 78 innovations through the first five minivan generations. With the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, FCA US adds 37 minivan firsts to its portfolio for an unprecedented total of 115 innovations in the segment, including the industry’s first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

The Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, achieving 84 MPGe in electric-only mode, 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range.

With standard SafetyTec across all gas and hybrid models, more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, Uconnect 4 systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid are no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today’s families.

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.

The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 MPGe in electric-only mode, 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range. The Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality – all at an attainable value.

Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated class-leading, high-tech features into its products, including the Uconnect 4 system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Uconnect Theater with available streaming, the plug-in hybrid powertrain in the Pacifica Hybrid, the industry-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system on the Pacifica, and the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system available on all Chrysler 300 V-6 models, as well as the most powerful V-8 in its class with the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine.

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15 Comments on "Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Goes Dark With Black S Appearance Package"

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GoEV

Model X in cheap…

Clive

It’s nothing like the X and besides many manufactures are doing this.

Paul Stoller

Yeah it has a good level of utility unlike the X.

Scramjett

Yeah, so? My biggest problem with the model X is that I can’t afford it! If Tesla fixes that problem, I’ll reconsider in the future. Until then, Pacifica here I come!

David

But will they ever allow the Pacifica hybrid to tow?

Clive

I highly dubt it.

Paul Stoller

They should, I don’t get why they won’t.

EVShopper

It is a little odd. The regular ICE Pacifica can tow 3,600lbs. The hybrid uses the same automatic transmission and V6 engine, I think.

QCO

No, it is a unique hybrid transmission, with far, far fewer parts than the ICE multi-speed automatic. Check the 1 hour tear down video, it is quite revealing.

The motor cooling/bearings in the current configuration likely cannot support the sustained high output needed for a tow rating.

Tom

I’ve owned a Chrysler/Dodge minivan over the last 17 years and towed exactly one thing one time and don’t believe I’ve ever seen another doing it. It’s like manual transmissions. Yes they are awesome but when only 1 or 2% of your customers want/need it then it’s a giant waste of time/money.

Clive

Mom’s murdered-out mobile ‼️

EVShopper

I’m almost disappointed I already bought one,…

Nanoo100

Curious to hear your overall thoughts on the vehicle.

QCO

Still missing the most important option: Hold Mode, to save the battery for later.

So simple to implement, yet so hard for FCA to recognitize the usefulness.

Scramjett

Any word on other changes for 2019? Like maybe HID/LED headlamps?