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Chrysler recalls 27,000 Pacifica Hybrid minivans to address fire risks

Chrysler recalls 27,000 Pacifica Hybrid minivans to address fire risks

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was a first for minivans. It’s the first minivan to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain that allows up to 32 miles of all-electric, emissions-free driving. However, Chrysler is recalling approximately 27,634 units of the Pacifica Hybrid to address a faulty electrical connection. Apparently, the fault can ignite a fire due to corroded electrical connections of the 12-volt battery system.

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition opens to orders

2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition opens to orders

Drivers who live in parts of the United States where wintry weather is typical tend to lean towards all-wheel-drive vehicles to help with traction and safety in the winter. AWD vehicles also help maintain traction in wet conditions, making them appealing to those who don't have to deal with snow as well. Chrysler has announced that dealers can now order the new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition.

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition gives a taste of traction to come

2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition gives a taste of traction to come

There's a new Chrysler Pacifica with all-wheel drive coming, but while it's not expected to be launched until the 2021 model year, the automaker is giving an early tasted of that improved traction with a special edition. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition includes, as the name suggests, the same mechanical all-wheel drive system as the upcoming refresh, but jumps the line by borrowing it for the current-generation minivan.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD joins minivan line-up: Big tech and trim upgrades

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD joins minivan line-up: Big tech and trim upgrades

Chrysler is adding all-wheel drive to its popular minivan, with the 2021 Pacifica now coming with an AWD option as well as a new Pinnacle flagship spec. The updated Pacifica gets a new grille, along with revamped lights front and rear, while the 2021 Pacifica Hybrid will be made a general powertrain option rather than a standalone model.

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Fiat Chrysler Uconnect 5 adds wireless CarPlay and Android Auto in big dash update

Fiat Chrysler Uconnect 5 adds wireless CarPlay and Android Auto in big dash update

Fiat Chrysler has revealed its new infotainment platform, Uconnect 5, with features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa integration, and support for bigger, higher-resolution touchscreens. The latest version is based on Android, which FCA says will pave the way to new applications that could later enhance and expand a car's abilities.

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Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn team up on new EVs

Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn team up on new EVs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry are teaming up to build electric vehicles, with a new joint venture planned. The business will initially focus on the Chinese market, it's suggested, though neither FCA nor Hon Hai are ruling out potentially exporting EVs to other markets later on.

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Airflow Vision Concept gives glimpse of Chrysler’s high-end EV ambitions

Airflow Vision Concept gives glimpse of Chrysler’s high-end EV ambitions

If there's one thing we know about the future of the car, it's that the cabin is only going to get more tech-packed, a possibility FCA is exploring with the Airflow Vision Concept for CES 2020. Making its debut in Las Vegas next week, the new design study takes the footprint of a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan but reimagines the interior as a lavish geek haven.

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The huge Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Group merger is going ahead

The huge Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Group merger is going ahead

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot S.A. have inked the agreement that will see the two huge automaker groups merge, instantly creating the fourth largest global car company by volume. Announced earlier this year, the merger will allow for greater investment into electrification and connected car technology, along with autonomous driving.

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Fiat Chrysler and PSA merger official: Here’s why it matters

Fiat Chrysler and PSA merger official: Here’s why it matters

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA, the European behemoth behind Peugeot, Citroen, and others, will merge it's been confirmed. The 50/50 deal will see the combined automakers become the fourth largest global OEM in terms of vehicle sales, together selling 8.7 million in 2018 alone. Combined 2018 revenues topped $187 billion.

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A huge Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot’s Groupe PSA merger could be imminent

A huge Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot’s Groupe PSA merger could be imminent

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA, the European behemoth behind Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, and other nameplates, could announce a merger as soon as Thursday. The automakers confirmed today that they were in talks, "aimed at creating one of the world's leading mobility Groups."

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2020 Chrysler Voyager is a budget minivan with Pacifica roots

2020 Chrysler Voyager is a budget minivan with Pacifica roots

Chrysler is rebooting a classic name, with the 2020 Chrysler Voyager promising cheaper versions of the Pacifica minivan. Set to go on sale later in the year, the new 2020 Voyager returns a nameplate to forecourts that hadn't been seen in the US since 2003.

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These two huge automakers could team to upend EVs

These two huge automakers could team to upend EVs

The electric car world could get another behemoth player, with Fiat Chrysler and the PSA Group reportedly in talks to develop a "super platform" for EVs. The collaboration, though not yet official, would see the two automakers develop an electrified platform that would be used for more cost-effective EVs.

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