With its launch in 2016, we told you that Chrysler – in reinventing the minivan – had created a minivan that did not drive and handle like any before. This was going to be a minivan that everyone would love to drive. Our test drives at launch and several occasions following, showed it to be smooth, quiet, spacious, powerful, well-equipped, technology-rich and loaded with convenience features and innovative amenities.
Looking for words to describe the drive experience, we hit on ‘attitude’ (a word we never had used in describing a minivan before) as the best way to describe the Pacifica. With plenty of performance to back up that ‘attitude’, Pacifica was certain to reshape the segment. And reshape it has as the 2016 and 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the most awarded minivan ever.
This week, to attract even more attention, Chrysler announced that they will make the 2018 Pacifica available with an appearance package to match that attitude. An optional subtle S Appearance Package gives the 2018 Pacifica a distinctive sporty look through use of carefully crafted black accents that call attention to its performance attitude – even when standing still.
“The Chrysler Pacifica definitely stands out in the school drop-off line, and its class-leading style has won over many new customers,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “The Pacifica’s S Appearance Package takes that style to the next level and offers our customers yet another unique personality that further differentiates Pacifica from the rest of the segment.”
The Pacifica’s S Appearance Package on the outside, boasts Gloss Black accents throughout the exterior, including grille surrounds, eyebrow accents on headlamps, daylight opening molding and rear valance molding. Eighteen-inch wheels with a Black Noise finish are standard, while 20-inch Black Noise wheels are available. The Chrysler wing badges on the front and rear are Black Noise with a Gloss Black insert, while the “Pacifica” and “S” badges in the rear are also in Black Noise. A black roof rack is optional on the Touring Plus and standard on other trim levels equipped with the S Appearance Package.
On the inside, the S Appearance Package includes black seats with Light Diesel Gray accents and the “S” logo; Light Diesel Gray stitching and Piano Black accents on the steering wheel with Light Diesel Gray stitching and Anodized Ice Cave bezels on the instrument panel and door trim. All other interior elements are fully black, including the front overhead console, headliner, visors, second- and third-row cargo lighting bezel, A-pillar trim and center console.
The Chrysler Pacifica S Appearance Package is available for $595 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and can be added to any Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus or Limited models.
We especially like the optional 20-inch Black Noise wheels that make the Pacifica S ‘attitude’ just a bit bigger. They can be added to any model equipped with the S Appearance Package for an additional $995 MSRP.
The S Appearance Package will be available to order this week and in dealer showrooms this fall.
Go HERE https://www.chrysler.com/2018/pacifica.html to see the complete lineup of 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivans – including the segment exclusive Pacifica Hybrid.