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PHEV minivans: fourth quarter of 2016

by David Zatz on

Did you want a plug-in hybrid-electric Chrysler Pacifica this year? There will likely be a wait, with production pushed back slightly, to the fourth quarter of 2016.

The company’s first home-grown retail-sale hybrid, and the second in its history (after the Durango/Aspen which came from a GM-BMW-DCX partnership), will likely be closely scrutinized by critics and quality mavens alike.

They will also be the basis for one hundred minivans produced for Google as test autonomous-driving cars.

News of the delay came out at an FCA presentation in Windsor, Ontario on Friday.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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