Watch The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid On The Production Line, Arrives Soon – Videos

DEC 4 2016 BY MARK KANE 11

Chrysler launched production of the Pacifica Hybrid at it Windsor Assembly Plant, Ontario last Monday (November 29th).

Here we can see that process underway (above video), and as a bonus, there is some extra “running footage” of the Pacifica on the road below.

The plug-in hybrid Pacifica is assembled at the same production line as the conventional version.

Employees at the Windsor Assembly Plant celebrate the launch of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first-ever electrified minivan. The hybrid version of the sixth-generation family hauler will deliver a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved range of 33 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. It also earned a fuel-economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the EPA, reflecting the vehicle's combined city- and highway-cycle performance in electric-mode only, as tested.

Employees at the Windsor Assembly Plant celebrate the launch of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

After $7,500 federal tax credit, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $34,495 (+DST).  The plug-in minivan is expected to arrive in January, but we would not count out a few deliveries before this year expires.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid:

  • 33 miles of all-electric range and 84 MPGe fuel economy
  • all-electric mode capable of over 120 km/h (75 mph)
  • 16 kWh battery, which of course qualifies the van for $7,500 in federal tax credit money
  • batteries are liquid-cooled (same basic system as the Bolt EV – cells contact an aluminum fin that conducts the heat to a cooling plate), consists of six 16-cell modules
  • NMC cathode and graphite anode chemistry, with one of the highest densities for any PHEV at 193 W·h/kg
  • 2-hour charging capability
  • 3.6-liter Pentastart V6 petrol engine; in this case with a lowered output to 248hp with 230lb ft of torque, and two electric motors
  • second-row seats also can be removed, but the battery takes up the area normally reserved for “stow-n-go” seating
  • Running footage of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid:
    2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Interior

    2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Interior

    Inside the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    Inside the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    Chrsyler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid's moonroof

    Chrsyler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid’s moonroof

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11 Comments on "Watch The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid On The Production Line, Arrives Soon – Videos"

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Compared to a lot of other factory videos, there is relatively little automation/robots.

You usually see them in the welding area, which wasn’t shown in this vid.

Nice to see Chrysler FINALLY get a on the plug-in bandwagon. I hope this sells really big for them. It is a soccermom car that could slash 50 to 80% of a person’s gasoline usage.

I do not think of it as just a “soccer mom” vehicle. I’m a guy and seriously thinking of buying it for it’s EV capability and hauling capacity.

Nissan once marketed an ugly minivan blatantly to women that I would never be seen in.

I’ll drive a BEV mid to full sized minivan in a heartbeat. Could care less about the “soccermom” comments. Until there are: affordable, long range all electric, full sized utility vehicles, a PHEV utility vehicle with decent AER will suffice as our second vehicle.

I bet Mitsubishi is kicking themselves right about now. The Outlander PHEV could have enjoyed huge success in the USA for several years without a competitor in sight (for the segment). I can hardly believe Chrysler, of all companies, is bringing the first large PHEV to market in the USA and doing so with a decent AER of 33 miles. Chrysler, well done! If 31 mpg combined turns out to be accurate, the Pacifica should enjoy very nice sales numbers.

Look at those styling cues from the failed Chrysler 200… This will follow suit in a few years. If that.

LOL @ the nonsense.

Chrysler has 50% market in the minivan segment.

Chrysler sucks at compact and midsize front wheel drive sedans.

The 200 styling helped 200 sales.

But the crappy car and as a result the lack of economies of scale meant a vicious cycle which eventually caused FCA to evacuate the segment in the USA.

Made here in Ontario. Good for us. 🙂

Fun game: “Where’s athe wedding band?” In that group photo…

I’m unsure if there’s a joke I’m missing here, but as some might be unaware, thought I’d mention that wedding bands usually have to be removed or taped over on the assembly line. A snagged ring can quickly turn into a lost finger.