Cannot wait till the tip of this yr to get your arms on a refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica with all-wheel drive? For those who can dwell with out the 2021 mannequin’s aggressive face-lift and other upgrades, you possibly can order a Pacifica with 4 pushed wheels proper now. Attributable to sturdy demand, FCA is providing its new all-wheel-drive system as an possibility on the present pre-refresh Pacifica through the particular 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Version.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Version relies on the Touring L mannequin, and comes outfitted with the identical part-time AWD system that will likely be accessible on the 2021 mannequin. That system makes use of a Energy Switch Unit on the nine-speed automated transmission to separate torque and ship it rearward by a three-piece driveshaft and wet-clutch rear differential. Relying on circumstances, the system can ship as much as 100 p.c engine torque to both axle or break up energy between axles as wanted. When further traction is not known as for, the system disconnects the PTU and runs in front-wheel-drive mode.
Crucially, just like the upcoming refreshed model, the 2020 Pacifica AWD Launch Version preserves what’s arguably the Pacifica’s best selling point: its Stow ‘n Go seating. The driveshaft is designed in such a technique to nonetheless permit the center seats to vanish into the ground with just a few pulls of some levers and straps. The AWD Launch Version additionally comes with the S look bundle, which upgrades the inside with McKinley leather-based seats in black with Gentle Diesel Gray stitching.
Exterior, the 2020 Pacifica AWD Launch Version sports activities the identical entrance and rear fascias the minivan debuted with, however provides blacked out badging, darkened headlight “eyebrows,” black chrome grille surrounds and exterior trim, and 18-inch wheels painted in a brand new “Foreshadow” black.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Version is priced beginning at $41,735 and is out there for order now. The AWD Launch Version is scheduled to reach within the third quarter of this yr—three months earlier than the brand new mannequin will get right here, give or take.