It’s both fitting and surprising that Chrysler is the first to sell a hybrid minivan in the U.S.
The automaker created the minivan segment in the 1980s and has led it ever since, but it’s built only one hybrid vehicle — the Aspen SUV — in its entire history. And that was just for a single year, eight very long years ago.
You’d figure that Toyota, which is the hybrid king and sells a fair number of minivans itself, would have been the one to do it. In fact, it did, just not here. It offers a couple in Japan. Honda has one there, too.
Maybe they know something Chrysler doesn’t about the U.S. market, but that didn’t stop it from doubling-down. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid isn’t just a hybrid, it’s a plug-in hybrid. It has two electric motors, a V6 engine and a big battery pack that lets you take the kids to soccer practice and back, emissions-free.
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