Posted on June 3, 2016
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Google & Celebrities are endorsing it, why?
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Has Just Entered the Orbit of Google’s Driverless Technology
Google’s self-driving technology just got bigger and better by pairing with the “coolest of the cool” 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. By ordering a group of 100 Pacifica minivans to further its self-driving technology, Google has just shone a spotlight on the superlative high quality that the Chrysler Pacifica is fast becoming known for.
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And it’s not hard to understand why Google made that proverbial choice. Between the Pacifica’s family-friendly spacious multi-passenger flexibility, advanced powertrain and plug-in hybrid features, it fits with Google’s modern high-tech image as well as lending itself to ride-sharing and the autonomous driving future we’re all waiting for.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been launched by Fiat Chrysler Automobile as a star in the making. CEO Sergio Marchionne indicated his pleasure with the Google deal. “Working with Google provides an opportunity for FCA to partner with one of the world’s leading technology companies to accelerate the pace of innovation in the automotive industry.”
2017 Pacifica Just Got Endorsed by Hollywood Too
You know a star is born when the stars start making commercials about it. Recently "Late Night" host Seth Meyers starred in a commercial where he cleans his dog’s mess using the Chrysler Pacifica's vacuum. The dog went through a bag of potato chips right inside Meyers’ Pacifica. Check out the Chrysler Pacifica Seth Meyers Commercial 2016 The Secret Life of Pets.
Why Google Picked The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan to Advance Its Self-Driving Technology
After being unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this year, the 2017 Pacifica was awarded five stars for safety, storage, and power by Car & Driver. The plug-in hybrid version that’s expected to be available later this year will provide up to 30 miles of electrically-provided power. But that’s not all. The revamped people-mover is all-new, full of fantastic innovations and impressive forward leaps that everyone will love.
Great Driver-Focused Features
Any information you need is available exactly as you want it when you sit behind the wheel of a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. From its active safety guidance, vehicle status and turn-by-turn navigation guidance available in the Pacifica’s advanced driver aids - to its full-colour 7-inch display screen that you can configure any way you want, everything is literally at your fingertips. A “KeySense” technology that promotes safe driving habits is also available for parents to reduce audio volume, limit speed or muting all audio until seat belts get buckled.
Enhanced Active Safety Technology
Every automotive manufacturer is inching towards the eventuality of the full autonomous vehicle, and Chrysler is leading the way for minivans with the Pacifica. This is the first minivan model that has available perpendicular and parallel parking assist functionality, brake mitigation and forward collision warning, rear park assist with auto stop and lane departure warning features.
Modern Plug-In Hybrid Drivetrain
It’s the Pacifica’s available hybrid drivetrain that has drivers everywhere very interested. Up to 30 miles of electric power can be provided by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, and when it runs out the V6 engine kicks in to carry on the power generation from its regular internal combustion engine system. The lithium-ion battery can be easily packed under the second-row seating floor, and is rechargeable in two hours with a 240-volt power source as well.
State-of-the-Art High-Tech Touchscreens
Three different versions of the 2017 Pacifica Uconnect entertainment system, with the highest level featuring an 8.4-inch display screen for the front and two 10-inch touchscreens for the rear of the vehicle. Each screen can be connected with mobile phones, headphones and tablets wirelessly to keep every passenger happily entertained.
Powerfully Serious Sound Systems
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has three available audio systems, and all of them include noise-cancelling technology to block out road noise and wind sound. 13 speakers with 12 channels are included in the mid-level Alpine 506-watt sound system, and the top of the line system features Harman Kardon sound with 20 speakers as well as a Class-D amplifier and 12 channels.
Ultra-Connected Car Services
Connection is where it’s at with the all-new Pacifica, and along with a rolling wifi and additional services like emailed destinations to the minivan’s navigation system, a Yelp YELP +11.49% search feature, a vehicle finder feature, remote lock/unlock and start, 911 emergency assistance and voice texting. If you subscribe to SiriusXM you also get movie, sports, traffic, fuel price and weather information.
Convenient Stow-and-Go Assist Seats
Toronto drivers are already familiar with Chrysler’s innovative second-row seats that completely disappear into the floor, and with the 2017 Pacifica these seats can now be made to vanish with power-operated buttons. Talk about convenience!
Brand New Architecture
The 2017 Pacifica is now the most aerodynamic minivan on the market, as well as the most peaceful and roomy option. In its redesign a full 250 pounds was shed, chassis strength was added, and strong steel and aluminum now comprise its frame.
Adaptable Advanced Drivetrai
The advanced drivetrain comes with a 3.6-litre V6 engine that’s powerful and efficient. Providing 28 highway mpg and 287 horsepower along with 262 lb-ft of torque make it really impressive.
Comfortable Convenience Features
Families and groups of all kinds will like the modern convenience features, such a rear hatch that’s hands-free, sliding doors that open with the swipe of your foot underneath the minivan, standard LED interior lights, ventilated seats, a capless fuel nozzle, and a flexible tri-pane sunroof.
All of these reasons and more are why Google picked the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to work with. A technology giant and a forward-thinking automotive leader emblazen the path ahead in self-driving technological innovation.