Montreal, Quebec: FCA Canada announced recently that the Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been named Best EV in Canada for 2019 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) in its annual Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards program.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first and only electrified minivan. It takes Chrysler brand’s already segment-leading family vehicle a step further with its innovative, plug-in hybrid powertrain, achieving up to 3.0 Le/100 km in electric-only mode in city driving, more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) of all-electric range via its 16-kWh lithium ion (Li-ion) battery and a total range of more than 800 kilometres (497 miles).
Proudly made in Windsor, Ontario, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid overcame four rivals to take AJAC’s 2019 Best Electric Vehicle crown, including full-electrics and other Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).
AJAC is a long-running and respected national association of automotive journalists who test drive and report on new vehicles for various media outlets across the country. The annual Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards program is an integral part of the association, providing consumers with expert advice and data to inform their vehicle buying decision. This year, 65 member journalists submitted 1,575 ballots on 55 eligible vehicles, generating around 50,000 data points.
“We’re very proud to receive this homegrown award for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid from the expert members of AJAC,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “It is the third AJAC win in three years for our game-changing minivan and highlights the Hybrid’s exclusive combination of a cutting-edge, highly-efficient powertrain, advanced connectivity, safety, comfort and family-focused utility. With over 110 awards since its debut, Chrysler Pacifica remains the most awarded minivan in the marketplace.”
Previously, AJAC recognized the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid as Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year in 2018 and Best New Large Utility Vehicle in 2017. The Pacifica Hybrid is the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves up to 3.0 Le/100 km in electric-only mode in city driving, more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) of all-electric range and a total range of more than 800 kilometres (497 miles).