Chrysler took a major risk, renaming its Town and Country minivan the Pacifica, unveiling the new vehicle at the Detroit auto show. Less risky was releasing it with an optional hybrid drivetrain.
The hybrid version of the Pacifica gets a unique, flowing grille to accentuate its gasoline-electric drivetrain.
Chrysler released limited details, but noted this plug-in hybrid gets a 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack that can get it 30 miles of range under electric drive.
Like those of its predecessor, the rear side doors slide open.
The large rear glass should help visibility, unless it gets obscured by kids and cargo.
Chrysler's Stow 'n Go rear seats fold flat into the floor, and an integrated vacuum is available.
This high-trim model shows a leather-covered dashboard and navigation.
Middle row captain's chairs and rear seat entertainment make for an executive ride.
This gauge cluster is specifically designed for the hybrid Pacifica.
Chrysler does away with any notion of a shifter, using a dial for the drive selector.