3.6-litre Pentastar eHybrid Named One of Wards 10 Best Engines for Second Year in a Row

Posted on 15. Dec, 2017 by in Chrysler Canada

December 14, 2017

, Windsor, Ontario

Editors during WardsAuto have named a 3.6-litre Pentastar eHybrid one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2018.
 
The feat outlines a second time a powertrain has been so-honoured. The 3.6-litre Pentastar eHybrid was named to a prestigious annual list final year, when it debuted in a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.
 
The plug-in hybrid thrust complement creates a Pacifica Hybrid a many fit minivan ever, formed on a city rating of 2.6 Le/100km (109 miles per gallon homogeneous (MPGe) – a magnitude that accounts for a plug-in hybrid vehicle’s blended use of electricity and gasoline.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid also excels on dual other potency fronts, with driving-range ratings of 53 km in electric-only mode, and 911 sum kilometres.

“We knew this was a special plan when we were asked to rise a many fuel-efficient minivan ever,” says Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “Receiving this award, generally for a second time, validates a early self-assurance – as do reports from a customers.”
 
FCA US has intent 100 Pacifica Hybrid business who have concluded to attend in monthly ownership-experience surveys over a two-year period. To date, 47 percent of respondents news some-more pushing operation than expected, with 22 percent observant they have celebrated “much more.”
 
Wards 10 Best Engines decider Drew Winter echoes this satisfaction.
 
“The Pacifica Hybrid is a big, seven-passenger plug-in hybrid minivan with all a bells and whistles families have come to adore, though with 33 miles (53 km) of full electric operation and levels of fuel potency unthinkable usually a few brief years ago,” says Drew Winter, Senior Content Director during WardsAuto. “With many owners regulating their minivans to run errands and spasmodic take a long-distance drive, a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a cadence of genius.”
 
Central to a vehicle’s opening is a eFlite electrically non-static transmission. An in-house FCA US innovation, it was grown by a group of engineers reserved exclusively to a charge of delivering a high-efficiency pushing knowledge that retains a functionality business design from minivans.
 
Conventional foundation schemes dedicate one engine to offer as a generator and a second motor, customarily most larger, to broach torque to a wheels. The eFlite gearbox uses a one-way purchase that enables a engine typically used usually as a generator, to appetite a wheels, depending on pushing conditions.

The outcome is increasing efficiency, excellence and softened member packaging.
 
The lifeblood of a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, that is located underneath a second-row floor. Recharging can take as small as dual hours regulating an discretionary 240-volt (Level 2) charger, accessible from Mopar by dealers.

When a battery’s appetite is depleted to a certain threshold, a Pacifica Hybrid becomes a part-time electric vehicle, like a required hybrid, to maximize appetite and efficiency. Power to a wheels is granted by a electric expostulate complement or supplemented by a specifically blending chronicle of a gasoline-powered Pentastar 3.6-litre V-6, that was named one of Wards 10 Best Engines in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

“Imagine a preference that comes with plugging in during home, instead of interlude during a gas hire once or twice a week,” says Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Now mix that with a ability to ride adult to 7 people in higher comfort. That creates a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan a mobility resolution like no other. And it’s not usually us, who contend it. Today’s proclamation is a latest in a array of such honours.”

To date, a whole Chrysler Pacifica lineup has accounted for 72 attention awards tied to safety, quality, styling and performance.

In a U.S, a EPA gives a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid a rating of 10, a best probable rating, for a impact on meridian change in terms of greenhouse-gas emissions.
 
Further, an FCA US comparison between a Pacifica Hybrid and a car it transposed in a Chrysler code lineup indicates a electrified minivan will, over a lifetime, outcome in emissions-savings homogeneous to:

  • the normal annual C02 outlay of 22 American households
  • 14 blurb flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
  • driving a normal U.S. newcomer car some-more than 50,000 miles

In a 22-year story of Wards 10 Best Engines, FCA US lays explain to 8 powertrains that done a prestigious list. They comment for 18 awards.
 
About FCA Canada
Founded as a Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is formed in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates a 92nd anniversary in 2017. FCA Canada is a unconditionally owned auxiliary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies.  FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The association also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. In further to a public facilities, that furnish a Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a investigate and growth centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and tools placement centers via a country.  
 

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