This morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) released in-depth details about the company’s upcoming fifth-generation Uconnect infotainment system. Now, we know how FCA loves to put hidden Easter eggs in various press release photos and this morning we got our first official confirmation about some information we released a few weeks back.
About a month ago, MoparInsiders released some details surrounding the mid-cycle refresh scheduled for the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. We told you details about the new Chrysler design language being incorporated into Pacifica’s design and today’s confirmed that our photoshop design of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica’s front end (shown above) is dead on.
If you take a close look at the Uconnect applications buttons on the bottom of the press photos, you will see the front of a Chrysler styled vehicle closely resembling the vehicle we told you about. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica will feature drastically different front end styling, blending a sportier and more aggressive front appearance, in line with the Chrysler 300. The Pacifica will feature the new bold grille with a texture similar to those found on the 300 and prominently wearing the Chrysler winged badged above the halfway point of the grille, similar to the 300 as well.
Front end styling is not the only thing scheduled to change, as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica will retain the overall shape of the current tail lamps; however, it will get a bit of Dodge-like flair with a new LED signature that runs across the back of the vehicle, attaching the taillights on both sides.
We can see also see in the new Uconnect 5 press release video this morning, that the new Uconnect 5 will be featured on the Chrysler Pacifica. So we are thinking that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica will be the first vehicle in the FCA model lineup to debut the new infotainment system.
Now our sources at the Windsor Assembly Plant that builds the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan, have told us that FCA has already built roughly two dozen of the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica as fast feedback vehicles for testing. We expect to see these vehicles on the roads soon with possible camouflage.
MoparInsiders is also thinking we may see the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica make its official debut possibly at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada next month. It would make sense considering that the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit has been moved to the summer and there will be more than likely the launch of the upcoming 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX and 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer taking center stage.