2017 Pacifica Named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

Some very exciting news came out of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this morning. Offering unprecedented levels of versatility, technology, and style, the Chrysler Pacifica was named the 2017 North American Utility of the Year. Considered to be one of the world's most prestigious awards of its kind, this is only the second time it has been presented to a minivan.

The original creator of the minivan more than 30 years ago, Chrysler had already notched 78 innovations in the segment through the first five minivan generations. With the Pacifica, the automaker added another 37 segment firsts to its portfolio. In addition to more than 100 available safety and security features, the Chrysler Pacifica also a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, including the all-new Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system.

“When we first introduced the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica just one year ago, we believed that we had created the perfect formula for today’s busy families,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA - North America. "But it’s the recognition from our customers and respected opinion leaders like the NACTOY jury that helps to reinforce Pacifica’s status in the marketplace as the no-compromises minivan, and highlights what a great job the entire team has done in developing, building and selling the all-new Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid.”

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