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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA officials have made it clear that we will see more hybrid models in the future and with the company’s latest contract with German transmission giant ZF, it looks as though rear-drive-based vehicles will eventually gain electric assistance. FCA recently worked out a contract with ZF to order...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    Fiat Chrysler’s first serious hybrid-electric was the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan, a major leap forward. It blasted onto the hybrid scene fully developed, after having been tested, refined, and retuned extensively, and gave journalist-reviewers high mileage, good acceleration, and...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    Fiat Chrysler’s first serious hybrid-electric was the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan; it blasted onto the hybrid scene fully developed, after having been extensively tested, refined, and retuned. Journalist-reviewers saw high mileage, good acceleration, surprising cornering, and smooth...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    Two Jeeps and the Pacifica Hybrid are being recalled, for different reasons. First, the easy one: 2019 Jeep Cherokees with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine have “improper” transmission calibration, which may cause stalling. The fix is re-flashing the transmission, in a recall coded UA9 and...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    If you have been waiting for your chance to drive the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and the eTorque mild hybrid system, your wait should just about be over. We have received word that the first examples of the first-ever Wrangler hybrid have started arriving in...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    Earlier this week, Maserati/Alfa Romeo and Chrysler brought a large group of cynical, hardened auto writers from around the world to the M1 Concourse and Chelsea Proving Grounds to drive high performance cars, trucks, and Jeeps. There seemed to be universal agreement on one thing: that the...
  7. Auto News & Rumors
    From Los Angeles Times, 18th February : Toyota Prius software fix may reduce fuel efficiency, experts say (at http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-fi-toyota-prius-defect-20180218-story.html ) Interesting story about Drive Train Heating, and a Software correction to counter that problem...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    The powertrain of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, unimaginatively dubbed the “Pentastar eHybrid,” has hit the Ward’s Ten Best Engines list for 2018 — the second time it’s made the cut in its two years of life. The plug-in hybrid propulsion system makes the Pacifica Hybrid the most efficient...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    Only a few weeks ago, analysts were wondering how Fiat Chrysler could possibly catch up to rest of the industry on electric vehicles, while CEO Sergio Marchionne bemoaned how bad EVs are for the environment, given their cradle-to-grave CO2 emissions. We got a clue this weekend as to why...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    The Jeep Wrangler was officially unveiled today , with a new lighter-weight body atop a high-strength steel frame, three engine choices - four by 2020 - and a new, optional full-time four wheel drive system that dates back to the old and respected Grand Cherokee WJ. What’s left? Well, there...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    Google's self-driving car project plans to start winter-testing Chrysler Pacificas in the heart of the American automotive industry next week - in Detroit, one mile across the river from where they are built in Windsor, Ont. Waymo is the name of the company, owned by Google parent company...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    According to an Allpar source, the Pacifica Hybrid is being recalled due to potential failure of a diode inside the power inverter module (PIM) , which is supplied by FCA division Magnetti Marelli. The issue appears to be have eluded testing because there are very specific conditions needed to...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    Chrysler only recently started production of the Pacifica Hybrid, but has already recalled it. The issue isn’t fire-related — a diode could fail prematurely, causing loss of power (the equivalent of stalling in a gasoline powered car). Dealers will replace inverter modules, but the company...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    Either ahead of the Jeep K8, or replacing it, is the Jeep Yuntu, a PHEV concept to be shown in Shanghai. The Yuntu bears a definite resemblance to the K8 we revealed last week; it has LED headlights and, apparently, suicide doors. Since the Chrysler Pacifica rides on a very similar platform...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    Chrysler has produced its first official hybrid minivan for retail sale; production started yesterday. All Chrysler minivans are made in Windsor, Ontario, which has built them for 33 years — making 10 million of the people-movers (St. Louis built another 4.3 million). The batteries are...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    After a $7,500 federal tax credit, the electric-powered 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will start under $35,000, making it surprisingly affordable. That price is for the “base” Premium trimline, whose list price is $41,995 ($34,495 after the $7,500 federal tax credit). The heavily-appointed...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    Google is to open a self-driving car technical center in Novi, Michigan, according to the Detroit Newsand many other outlets. The 53,000 square foot building, at 46555 Magellan Drive, will be used to adapt Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to become autonomous. The head of the project...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    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...
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