One of the key selling points of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is its environmental impact. The move to green for many a car is big with numerous car buyers. Hybrids especially strive to be as green as they possibly can. How green is the Pacifica Hybrid?
In comparison to the previous-generation of the gas-powered Chrysler minivan, it is 31 percent greener. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the most efficient minivan of all time.
The number was reached by the engineers at FCA US using industry-standard software. They were able to calculate the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the Pacifica Hybrid. The software took into account the environmental impact of fuel production and delivery, as well as the vehicle’s fuel consumption. All of this was based on 120,000 miles of operation. The total reduction the Pacifica Hybrid recorded was 21-metric-tonne in CO2e GHG emissions.
In comparison, the amount of reduction the Pacifica Hybrid had was the average annual CO2 output of 22 American households or 14 commercial flights from Detroit to Los Angeles.
The Pacifica Hybrid is the most-fuel efficient minivan ever. It has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 84 MPGe. These findings show that the Pacifica Hybrid is truly one of the greenest options out there buyers.
Chrysler must be really getting into the Fast & Furious mind-set. Someone looked at the Challenger and asked for more power.
Rumor has gotten into the news today that Chrysler is developer a Hemi V-8 that is capable of 640 horsepower, putting it on the same level as the SRT Viper’s V-10.
The codename attached to this project is pretty cool, the Hellcat. The expectation is that this be debuted inside the 2015 Dodge Challenger and other vehicles after that.
As of right now, Chrysler is refusing to comment.
If this is indeed true, then it could be one last hurray for such a high-powered gas-guzzling engine. Federal regulations are increasing fuel economy and will lead to companies needing to focus on more fuel efficient vehicles. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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The future is upon us and Chrysler is gearing up to meet it head on. The current course is that they will be released a new minivan in the time frame of 2015. One of the features expected to be included in the design is a new part of the powertrain. That would be a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The reasoning behind this is that car-makers are following the trend that consumers want more for less. The more in this case is driving, the less being less gas to make that happen. Another part of this decision is that regulations are becoming stricter.
So Chrysler is getting ready to deal with these new changes. Back in 2011, Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Chrysler, paid a visit to the Windsor Assembly Plant, where the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are made. While he was there, he remarked that the nine-speed transmission will be in the next generation van. Recently, he even said that the same gearbox will be added to the Dodge Dart to make it more appealing to consumers.
Chrysler is making strong strides into predicting what the car of the future is going to be. The smart gamble will always be on the one that costs the customer less at the pump.
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