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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Prepares for Launch

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will soon make its way to dealer lots

As the first hybrid minivan ever created, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is sure to be a big splash among parents who want to go green. Many people are wondering, though, just how many parents actually want a hybrid minivan sitting in their driveway.

Well, it looks like we’re about to find out.

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Chrysler is currently starting final preparations for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid launch. While the gasoline-powered Pacifica model is already gracing the streets of the United States, the American carmaker’s engineers are putting the plug-in hybrid model through its final few paces, including calibration checks, on the streets of Detroit before it begins production next month.

With the exception of the eco-friendly powertrain, some might say that the Pacifica Hybrid and the gasoline-powered model are essentially the same—and they wouldn’t be wrong. Besides the different powertrains, the only big difference between the two is the special badging and the battery charging port on the Hybrid’s left front fender.

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For power, the plug-in hybrid minivan uses a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with two electric motors. It also has a lithium-ion battery pack, which is tucked beneath the minivan’s second-row seats. The minivan’s electric-only range, according to Fiat Chrysler, is 30 miles on a single charge, and it is expected to get 80 MPGe in the city. Its fuel economy rating has yet to be certified by the EPA, though.

There is also no word just yet on the price of this plug-in hybrid minivan.

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