The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is enjoying the new year by being the most awarded minivan of the year. It has received 30 honors in 2016 and seems to be poised to continue collecting awards and adulation from the car press and drivers.
Most recently, the new and popular minivan was named by automotive journalists from both the US and Canada as the 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. That brings the yearly total of awards for 2017 up to 12.
The Chrysler Pacifica is bringing style back to the minivan segment and is being noticed for it.
“When we first introduced the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica just one year ago, we believed that we had created the perfect formula for today’s busy families,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA North America after receiving the award for 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. “But it’s the recognition from our customers and respected opinion leaders like the NACTOY jury that helps to reinforce Pacifica’s status in the marketplace as the no-compromises minivan, and highlights what a great job the entire team has done in developing, building and selling the all-new Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid.”
As 2017 continues on and more and more drivers get the chance to take the Pacifica for a drive, the more love it will be getting.
Spy photos of the new 2017 Chrysler Town & Country have been leaked by various auto blogs.
The photos show the new Town & Country hidden behind an all-black garb. While the details of the look and exterior changes is hard to make out due to the camouflage, one thing that Chrysler couldn’t hide was the overall look. It seems to have done away with the boxy look associated with minivans and is looking more and more like what many of the new Chrysler vehicles look like under Fiat’s rule. It looks like a lot of the smooth and curvy lines similar to those in the new 2015 Chrysler 200.
Auto Evolution has more photos than just the outside. They managed to get a peek inside the windows to survey the interior design. What is there isn’t surprising. The new Town & Country will be taking much of what works from the rest of the Chrysler family. This includes a digital instrument panel. As Auto Evolution notes, however, this may just be a prototype and is most likely going to change before the 2017 model hits showfloors.
Not much else is known about what Chrysler has in store for its new minivan. It will represent a new era of the company as it seeks to do away with vehicles that overlap one another. For that reason, many of the minivan-esque models that are in the whole of the Chrysler umbrella will be phased out and the Town & Country will be the remaining minivan in the whole of the line-up. It only stands to reason that all of the best ideas will be put to use somewhere and somehow in the 2017 Town & Country.