Facelift for Company’s Single Car
Chrysler recently ended production of the 300C, leaving just one model in its inventory. The Pacifica minivan has been a part of the company’s range since 2016, and received a major refreshment in 2020 with the advent of AWD. To keep the vehicle fresh and up to date, a new update is now being planned for release.
Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell declared a “mid-cycle action plan for the Pacifica” in an interview, stating that “it will be more than just a moderate refresh. It will be pretty significant.” However, she declined to specify when the vehicle would be released for sale, yet did reveal that it would be available after the release of the company’s inaugural electric vehicle.
Chrysler’s updated family hauler won’t be hitting the market anytime soon, according to Tim Feuell, Chief Financial Officer for the company. Feuell stated that the electric model of the vehicle isn’t due to arrive until 2025, so don’t expect to see the new version until 2026. This means that Chrysler will be a “one-product brand for about a year,” leading up to the EV’s release. The minivan is still being produced at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario.
Although in the United States, Chrysler only carries the Pacifica and its Plug-In Hybrid variant, the Canadian selection includes the cheaper Grand Caravan which has fewer standard features. Unfortunately, due to soaring production expenses, prices have seen an increase recently, commented Feuell.
In the United States, the 2024 Pacifica begins at an expense of $39,090 or goes up to $53,425 if you select the Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid. The costliest choice is the electric variant in the top-of-the-line Pinnacle trim, which carries a price tag of $62,155.
Despite getting more aged and expensive, the Pacifica is still doing wonderfully. Through September, shipments in the US hit 112,198 models. This implies Chrysler has a decent opportunity of beating the record created in 2019 when sales attained 118,322 minivans. The minivan likewise stays popular in Canada where 6,307 were delivered between January and September. The model’s most noteworthy year there was 2022 when 7,692 individuals got one.
Source: Automotive News Canada