Crossovers have become one of the most popular segments among drivers today. With family-friendly features, impressive safety, flexible cargo space, and capable performances, it’s no wonder. These versatile vehicles are suited for a wide range of lifestyles.
Now Chrysler—whose lineup currently consists of luxury sedans and the most impressive Chrysler Pacifica minivan—is ready to join in on the crossover segment, too. This news was announced at the North American International Auto Show by the company’s current CEO, who said that the Chrysler crossover could be expected to arrive in as soon as 18 months.
The new Chrysler crossover will be built on the platform for the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, so we can assume that this will be a spacious three-row crossover. It will likely feature many of the luxurious options and convenient amenities that can be found in the current 2018 Chrysler lineup. And, if it shares more than just a platform with the Chrysler Pacifica, the Chrysler crossover might end up coming in a hybrid version too, which would put it at an advantage in a segment that’s still lacking in hybrid options.
When the Chrysler Pacifica was first introduced in the 2017 model year, it was immediately evident that this minivan was going to change parents’ standards for family travel. It offered tons of thoughtful features, like an in-cabin vacuum cleaner and flexible seating for easy access and versatile cargo space. Plus, the debut of this van also brought about the first hybrid minivan: the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model.
With all of that in mind, it’s been no surprise to the team at Westpointe CDJR to see this hybrid minivan receive several honors during the award season. For one, Green Car Reports—a publication that focuses on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient options—chose the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the “2018 Best Car to Buy.” The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was also chosen by The Car Connection as the “2018 Best Hybrid Vehicle to Buy.” The Car Connection also chose the regular Chrysler Pacifica as the “2018 Best Minivan to Buy.”
Other recent Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid awards include best buy recognition from Consumer Guide® Automotive.
With its excellent mile range, its considerate family-friendly features, and its outstanding safety, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is really an amazing option for family travel. See for yourself when you drive one at Westpointe CDJR.
Did you know that Chrysler vehicles played an important role in each of these movies? Check out which Chrysler models had starring roles.
Jackman’s final Wolverine film took a darker spin on the superhero genre, centering on a road trip involving Wolverine (whose actual name is Logan), Professor X, and a young mutant girl. The road trip in question takes place in the future, featuring a “2024 Chrysler E8,” which is simply an elongated Chrysler 300.
St. Vincent (2014)
The events that kick off the plot of this film—in which Bill Murray plays a Vietnam vet named Vincent that befriends a woman and her young son—begin with a car crash that results in him meeting the boy’s mother. Vincent’s car involved in the crash is a 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Convertible.
The Hangover Part III (2013)
The “Wolfpack” returns for another zany adventure, in which they get behind the wheel of a minivan—a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.
It’s a collection of four different interrelated stories taking place in Morocco, Japan, the US, and Mexico. The Mexico story follows a nanny driving the children she watches to Tijuana in a 1988 Chrysler New Yorker.
The Great Dictator (1940)
Charlie Chaplin made waves with this satire of Nazi Germany, in which he played both Hitler and a Jewish barber. The latter, at one point, disguises himself as Hitler and drives off in a 1932 Chrysler Imperial Convertible.
You can see many Chryslers in movies if you keep your eyes open; they cover a variety of genres and show off several different segments from the brand.