WATCH: Interview with FCA Head of Design Ralph Gilles about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan

AmericaJR.com’s Garrett Godwin reports from Cobo Center in Detroit for the 2016 North American International Auto Show. In this video, watch for an exclusive interview with Ralph Gilles, head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). As the original creator of the minivan more than 30 years ago, FCA US LLC has transformed the segment with firsts – notching 78 innovations through the first five minivan generations. With the introduction of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica, FCA US adds 37 minivan firsts to its portfolio for an unprecedented total of 115 innovations in the segment. The Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first electrified minivan, will deliver an estimated range of 30 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. In city driving, it is expected to achieve an efficiency rating of 80 MPGe based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.

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