Has FCA Already Greenlit A Second-Gen Chrysler Pacifica?

Minivans are not having the best of times right now, as buyers have found a sexier alternative for carrying people and luggage with comfort in SUVs. Nevertheless, three years ago, Chrysler rolled out the Pacifica and even gave it a plug-in hybrid powertrain option as well.

FCA was apparently so satisfied with the end product that it has already approved a follow-up – and, according to Allpar, which cites undisclosed sources, an official announcement “should be coming in the next month or two”.

Since the alleged follow-up to the Pacifica has yet to be confirmed, no technical details are available yet. However, the online publication speculates that Chrysler’s parent company has several powertrain solutions. Electrification, apparently, is still a must, not only for the minivan, but other future products, too.

Also Watch: Consumer Reports Reviews All-New Chrysler Pacifica

We contacted FCA for an official statement, though all we got back was the “we do not comment on speculation of future products” line that we kind of expected. Well, at least we tried…

The notion of an all-wheel drive version of the people carrier seems to be on the table, too. The model was hinted again in a report released last month, and if it turns out to be correct, then the AWD Pacifica should hit production in the second quarter of next year.

Given that the Pacifica Hybrid is already very well received, the addition of all-wheel drive would put it against against AWD versions of the Toyota Sienna, for example, which already has that options. It should also cater to the needs those living in cold climate states, in Canada and perhaps other markets as well.

 

  • ME

    Handsome interior.

  • Craig

    It’s an impressive looking van. The one I’d buy that’s for sure.

  • europeon

    Isn’t the current one the 2nd gen Pacifica?

    • eb110americana

      There was a Pacifica before, but it wasn’t a minivan. It was similar to the R-Class, but FWD (no shared parts, just coincidence). Oddly, after forging the segment with the Caravan, Grand Caravan, Town & Country, and Voyager minivans at MOPAR–FCA chose to carry the mantle, the one name that had no history as a minivan: Pacifica.

      • europeon

        Oh, I had no idea the previous Pacifica wasn’t classified as a minivan – not really interested in them to begin with. We don’t really get much Chrysler (if at all) in Europe.

      • kachuks

        Wasnt the original Pacifica kind of a crossover before there were crossovers?

        • Leconte Dave

          Yup

  • Dude

    They should. It’s really good as far as minivans go

  • eb110americana

    With autonomous vehicles and ride sharing service looming, this seems to be the ideal platform for FCA to pursue that future. As it would arrive no sooner than 2022, hopefully they engineer that in from the beginning.

  • Bash

    They should better green light 2nd gen everything!

    • Nordschleife

      Lol I came to post the same thing. Chrysler act like it has the line up of Mercedes-Benz.

    • USOZ

      When are they going to get rid of the Dodge GC?

      • Benjamin B.

        FCA makes too much money selling the old GC, as it has already paid for itself years ago. It’ll cost millions – maybe billions – to retool the plant to build the more complicated Pacifica and Pacifica Plugin Hybrid. I suspect in a few years Chrysler will retool the plant and sell an all-new generation minivan while it sells the existing Pacifica at a heavy discount to replace the GC. The Dodge Journey is also still sold. It’s one of the cheapest crossovers, while also being the smallest, cheapest three row vehicle. It’s about the same size as the Ford Edge or Hyundai Santa Fe. But it has a third row, which is actually quite convenient. The Journey and GC are popular still and have been updated at least with the 3.6L and the 6-speed transaxle (Journey’s base four cylinder is horrible though as it comes with a 4-speed auto).

  • tkindred

    Always liked the look of the current Pacifica

  • Toronado_II

    I don’t see a lot of this van on the road.

    • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

      Sienna is still on the road

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    I hope it is more reliable than the trash product it is now.

    A coworker had his lemoned.

  • Nexus7

    “… as buyers have found a sexier alternative for carrying people and luggage with comfort in SUVs”

    yeah, there are a lot of twits around…

  • Randy Terpstra

    Meanwhile, the 3rd shift has been cut at FCA’s Windsor ON facility, where the Pacifica is built.

  • Kapi19

    Should bring over all more vehicles, current line up for Chrysler is nearly dead, I hate to say it but they need SUVs

  • TrevP

    Have they just forgotten about the Caravan?

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