One of the last minivans on the market arrives with a free import in a futuristic configuration
Small family cars lost their place to SUVs here in the Brazilian market. It is enough to see that the only representative of generalist brands, at the moment, is Chevrolet Spin, recently revised as line 2019 (from R$64 thousand to R$84 thousand). Those with more money can choose the Citroën C4 Picasso/Grand Picasso (R$145,000 to R$150,000) and the Kia Carnival (from R$270,000)… but where is the Chrysler model?
Well, the entire Fiat-Chrysler group is trading in its passenger cars to trade them, too, for SUVs and pickup trucks, more profitable. In this, the Pacifica minivan (replacing the Town&Country for two seasons) has not officially arrived here. But there are those who want to keep the model in the garage anyway.
According to DPR Trading, an importer from Miami (USA), at least seven Pacifica units have already been delivered to Brazil at a price of up to R$375,000. Basic information: all hybrid configurations.
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Two Pacifica units were delivered to “individual” customers, residents of Santa Catarina, one of which arrived this week. One in the Touring L version, sold for BRL 325,000, the other in the top configuration Limited, which went for BRL 375,000.
“There were no queues, we were able to buy units for quick delivery”, according to Daniel Reis, partner at DPR. In the US, these versions cost $43,000 and $48,500, respectively.
According to Reis, five other copies of the minicar went to a store in São Paulo and whoever buys them must pay “at least” a 40% down payment on the above amount.
The Pacifica was one of the last, if not the last, great models of the Chrysler brand. In addition to the family car with a gasoline engine, it offered a hybrid configuration from the start, with the possibility of semi-autonomous and autonomous technology. So much so, that it was one of the models used by Waymo, a subsidiary of Google, for the development of autonomous vehicles and testing in the United States. Another example used by Waymo is electricity Jaguar I-Pace.
As usual, Pacifica already has features like advanced cruise control, multimedia center with DVD, sunroof, electric blinds and sliding doors, 360-degree camera, key sensor, electric gate ( opens the leg under the bumper) and multimedia screens. in the second row of seats, with remote control. In total, there are three rows of seats, and seats for seven people.
Its biggest difference, however, is that it is a hybrid car. Plug inwhose batteries can be charged at an electrical outlet, such as 100% electric cars.
In the introduced configuration, the Pacifica combines the familiar 3.6 V6 Pentastar engine, expected, with two electric ones to produce 248 hp and 21.8 kgfm of torque, with the advantage of being able to run up to 50 km in electric mode only.. hybrid, has a capacity of 35 km / l of gasoline, and manufacturer accounts in the North American government.