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Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2007 - The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica, one of the original crossover vehicles, offers an unparalleled combination of style, versatility and safety coupled with a pleasant driving performance. With a modern, protective exterior appearance, a thoughtful, luxurious interior, a driving experience powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 aluminum engine mated to a six-speed transaxle that produces 253 hp (189 kW) and 262 lb.-ft. (355 N•m) of torque, the safety features you expect and the versatility to move people and cargo, the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica offers the perfect transportation solution for active individuals.

2008 Chrysler Pacifica LX2008 Chrysler Pacifica LX

"WHAT’S NEW FOR 2008"

Exterior:

* Three new exterior colors: Light Sandstone Metallic, Clearwater Blue Pearl Coat and Deep Crimson Crystal Metallic
* New 19-inch chrome-clad wheel option on Pacifica Touring models
* New 19-inch chrome-clad wheels on Pacifica Limited models
* Towing capacity of 2,600 lbs.
* Pacifica model is renamed Pacifica LX

Interior:

* Pacifica LX, Touring and Limited models have identical standard content for both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions

Safety and Security:

* Low-risk deployment air bags replace Occupant Classification System

DESIGN
The original Pacifica was designed to offer consumers a vehicle that had a stylish appearance, but a solid, safe stance as well. The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica continues that tradition with a stylish exterior and a first-class, flexible interior experience that doesn’t compromise safety and security.

Design cues for the 2008 Pacifica lineup include a broad-shouldered, wide stance, emphasized by a protective and distinguished “face.” A sleek, solid exterior with a crisp, distinctive character line that begins at the front wheel opening and ramps up slowly toward the rear, emphasizes the vehicle’s beltline.

Chrysler brand-inspired strakes on the hood, “face of Chrysler” headlamps and a grille with three horizontal bars with the Chrysler “winged badge” are some of the design attributes that give the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica its recognizable style.

The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica interior follows the same clean, sculptured, elegant flow of the exterior. The vehicle features easy step-across entry and exit and chair-height seats that give passengers a sense of security and a commanding view of the road. Other interior treatments include YES Essentials® stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static fabric, a two-tone instrument panel and door trim, instrument cluster graphics that include the optional navigation screen and ParkView™ rear back-up camera and five- or six-passenger seating for a stylish, solid and secure ride.

ENGINEERING
“Getting behind the wheel of the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica to experience the torque of the 4.0-liter engine and six-speed transaxle results in a great driving experience,” said Larry Lyons, Vice President – Front-wheel Drive Product Team. “In addition to the inspired driving performance, standard safety features including all-row side-curtain air bags, Electronic Stability Program, traction control and brake assist offer consumers best-in-class performance and safety.”

The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica provides a pleasant driving experience with a 4.0-liter SOHC V-6 engine that makes 253 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle.

When developing the 4.0-liter engine, Chrysler Group engineers focused on improving five primary noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) metrics: engine vibration at the motor mounts, radiated noise, crank shaft torsionals, induction snorkel noise and sound quality. Focus on these metrics resulted in improved design and performance, which includes new main bearing diameters on the crankshaft, lower reciprocating-mass piston and rod assemblies, an improved block and oil pan structure, reduced bearing clearance and a low rumble intake manifold.

The six-speed automatic transaxle is standard on all Pacifica models equipped with a 4.0-liter, V-6 engine. Building on the capability of Chrysler’s four-speed automatic transaxle, the six-speed automatic transaxle adds two new primary gear ratios and a secondary ratio for optimized passing performance at highway speeds. The gear ratios of the six-speed transaxle allow the engine to work at lower speeds, providing improvements in highway fuel economy.

MARKETING
The Chrysler Pacifica features an uncompromising combination of style, safety, versatility and power. The Pacifica meets the demands of active individuals who require more space and utility than a passenger car and a ride and exterior package that is more car-like than an SUV or minivan. The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica offers the best features of and SUV, passenger car and minivan all rolled into one stylish vehicle.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

* The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica offers a pleasant driving experience to match its inspired combination of style, versatility and safety. A 4.0-liter aluminum engine and six-speed transmission, along with standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), enhance the driving performance of the stylish 2008 Chrysler Pacifica.
* With the best features of a passenger car, minivan and SUV all rolled into one exceptional vehicle, the Chrysler Pacifica is the new wave of family transportation
* With YES Essentials® seat fabric, worrying about spills in the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica is a thing of the past
* The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica models continue to offer elegant styling, flexible utility and premium amenities that consumers value. Features such as two- or three-row fold-flat seating, an available rear-seat entertainment system, three new exterior colors, a new 19-inch chrome-clad wheel option, first- and second-row heated seats, premium sound system, power liftgate, moonroof, power pedals and mirrors and laminated door glass are just some of the available premium amenities
* Safety is paramount in the design of the Chrysler Pacifica. Available safety and security features include standard supplemental all-row side-curtain air bags, driver and front passenger knee blocker, multi-stage driver and low-risk deployment front-passenger air bags, ESP, Brake Assist, patented energy-absorbing steering column, available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist, and ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera

MODEL LINEUP

2008 Pacifica LX Front-wheel Drive (FWD)

Standard Features

* 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 200 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque
* Four-speed automatic transaxle with variable line pressure (VLP) and Auto Stick
* 12-volt front and rear power outlets
* 140-amp alternator
* 17-inch steel wheels
* 2+3 five-passenger seating
* Air conditioning with dual-zone temperature control
* AM/FM/CD stereo radio with six speakers and steering wheel-mounted audio controls
* BeltAlert
* Brake Assist
* Driver’s side inflatable knee blocker
* ESP
* Four-gauge instrument cluster with analog clock
* Four-wheel independent suspension equipped with premium five-link rear suspension
* Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* Front seatback grocery bag hooks
* Illuminated, keyless entry with Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
* LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
* Load leveling and height control
* Lower bodyside molding
* Low risk deployment front passenger air bag
* Performance suspension
* Power eight-way driver’s seat and four-way front-passenger seat
* Power locks
* Power windows with one-touch down
* Power, heated, foldaway mirrors
* Rear 65-35 split-folding bench seat
* Rear-window defroster
* Rear-window wiper/washer
* Speed control
* Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
* Sunscreen glass
* Supplemental all-row side-curtain air bags
* Tilt steering column
* Tire Pressure Monitoring system
* Traction control
* YES Essentials stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric

Optional Features

* AM/FM, CD/DVD player that plays most DVDs and MP3s
* 17-inch machine-finished aluminum wheels
* Cargo Convenience Group that includes adjustable roof rail crossbars, tonneau cover, cargo net and rear fascia scuff pad
* Entertainment Group that includes six-disc, in-dash CD/DVD changer with second-row, eight-inch video screen and video remote control
* Floor mats
* Heated leather front seats
* ParkSense
* Power 10-way driver’s seat
* Smoker’s Group

2008 Pacifica LX All-wheel Drive (AWD)

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Pacifica LX front-wheel-drive model, the Chrysler Pacifica all-wheel-drive model adds:

* 4.0-liter V-6 SOHC engine with 253 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque
* 160-amp alternator
* All-speed Traction Control
* Electronic clutch control
* Electronic throttle control
* Six-speed automatic transaxle with VLP and Auto Stick

2008 Chrysler Pacifica Touring FWD and AWD

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Pacifica LX model, the Chrysler Pacifica Touring model adds:

* 2+2+2 six-passenger seating
* Air conditioning
* Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) with dual-zone control and air filtering
* AM/FM/CD/DVD video/DVD audio/MP3 radio
* Automatic headlamps
* Body-color door handles
* Electronic Vehicle Information Control (EVIC) display
* Fog lamps
* Floor mats
* Fog lamps
* HomeLink universal transceiver
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel
* Power 10-way driver’s seat, four-way front-passenger seat
* Rear courtesy/reading lamps
* Rearview auto-dim mirror
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio (includes first-year subscription provided by SIRIUS)
* Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
* Trip computer

Optional Features

In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Pacifica model, the Chrysler Pacifica Touring model adds:

* 19-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* Entertainment Group, which includes six-disc, in-dash CD/DVD changer with second-row, eight-inch video screen, wireless headphones and video remote control
* Heated first- and second-row seats
* Infinity Intermezzo 385-watt Digital 5.1surround sound with eight Infinity speakers with subwoofer
* Leather-trimmed bucket seats
* Navigation system with global positioning system (GPS)
* ParkView
* Power adjustable pedals
* Power heated, fold-away, auto-dim mirrors
* Power liftgate
* Power moon roof
* Premium tire pressure monitoring system that includes self-learning capability and display of specific tire that is low or high
* Radio/driver seat/mirrors/adjustable pedals memory
* UConnect® Hands-free Communication System with Bluetooth® technology

2008 Chrysler Pacifica Limited FWD and AWD

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Pacifica Touring model, the Chrysler Pacifica Limited model adds:

* 19-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* AM/FM/CD/DVD video/DVD audio/MP3 radio
* Automatic headlamps
* Body-color fascias and bodyside body-color molding
* Heated first- and second-row seats
* Laminated front and rear glass
* Luxury leather-trimmed bucket seats
* ParkSense
* Power adjustable pedals with memory
* Power heated, fold-away, auto-dim mirrors
* Power liftgate
* Power moon roof
* Premium tire pressure monitoring system that includes self-learning capability and display of specific tire that is low or high
* Radio/driver seat/mirrors memory
* Rearview auto-dim mirror
* Six-disc, in-dash CD/DVD changer
* Wood- and leather-wrapped steering wheel

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Please refer to the safety glossary for descriptions of the following available features:

* All-wheel Drive
* BeltAlert
* Brake Assist
* Constant Force Retractors
* Driver and Front Passenger Knee Blocker
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* Electronic Throttle Control
* Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
* Four-wheel-disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* Front Crush Sensors
* Illuminated Keyless Entry with Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
* LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
* Low-risk Deployment Driver and Front-passenger Air Bags
* Patented Energy-absorbing Steering Column
* Rear-door Child Protection Locks
* Seat Belt Pretensioners
* Supplemental All-row, Side-curtain Air Bags
* Three-point Lap-shoulder Belt
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Display
* Traction Control

COLOR AVAILABILITY

* Clearwater Blue Pearl Coat (New)
* Deep Crimson Crystal (New)
* Light Sandstone Metallic (New)
* Modern Blue Pearl Coat
* Bright Silver Metallic
* Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
* Inferno Red Pearl Coat
* Stone White

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

* 2008 model year production start: July 2007
* Production location: Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
* 3.8-liter V-6 engine: Trenton Engine Plant in Trenton, Mich.
* Four-speed automatic transmission: Kokomo Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Ind.
* 4.0-liter V-6 engine: Trenton Engine Plant in Trenton, Mich.
* Six-speed automatic transmission: Kokomo Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Ind.

MARKET POSITION
The Chrysler Pacifica is positioned to interest the roughly 3 million consumers who move between traditional vehicle segments each year. The Chrysler Pacifica appeals primarily to active families with older children at home, who want a vehicle with premium amenities that handles like a car, yet has sport utility-like capability, the roominess of a minivan and an upscale appearance for a price that makes sense.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Primary target:

* Gender: Female, married
* Age: 35-50
* Median Annual Household Income: $85,000
* Education: 80 percent college graduates
* Household: married; children 10+ years old

Secondary target:

* Gender: Male (60 percent) married
* Age: 55+
* Median Annual Household Income: $60,000
* Education: 45 percent college graduates
* Household: married, empty nesters

MARKET ADVANTAGES

* Offering the capability of all-wheel drive in a stylish vehicle with the flexibility and utility of an SUV or minivan but the fuel economy and safety of a passenger car, the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica is perfectly positioned for active individuals and families who want to arrive at their destination in style
* With abundant standard safety features including all-row, supplemental side-curtain air bags; Electronic Stability Program; traction control; driver and passenger knee bolster; and Brake Assist and luxury amenities including in-dash navigation and ParkView Rear Back-up Camera, first-class seating including heated first- and second-row leather seats, dual-zone temperature controls, UConnect Hands-free Communication System that is Bluetooth compatible and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica fits in at the country club or the soccer field
* The 2008Chrysler Pacifica offers an inspired driving performance to match its stylish design, clever flexibility and premium amenities

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2007 Model Year

Exterior:

* Freshened exterior appearance includes surface design revisions to hood, fenders, headlamps, grille and front fascia
* Re-styled wheel offerings: 17-inch aluminum chrome-clad; 17-inch machine-finished aluminum and 17-inch wheel cover
* Three new exterior colors: Cognac Crystal Pearl Coat; Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Modern Blue Pearl Coat
* Body color-matched exterior-mounted mirrors become standard equipment on Pacifica Touring model
* Dual chrome exhaust tips and “4.0L” badging appear on models equipped with new 4.0-liter SOHC engine
* New roof-mounted active mast radio antenna

Interior:

* Freshened interior appearance includes two new interior colors — Pastel Slate Gray and Khaki/Light Graystone — and revised two-tone instrument panel and door trim
* YES Essentials® stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static fabric standard on Pacifica and Pacifica FWD Touring models
* New fabric seat color trim on Pacifica (Camden/Racine) and Pacific Touring (Kensington/Racine) incorporate lateral seam sew style
* Leather seats incorporate lateral seam sew style
* One-touch up front door glass standard equipment on all models
* Revised instrument cluster graphics
* Analog clock added to front- and all-wheel-drive Pacifica model
* Four-gauge cluster added to front-wheel-drive Pacifica model
* Larger eight-inch rear seat video screen incorporated into available rear seat entertainment system
* CD/DVD/MP3 radio replaces CD/cassette radio
* New Entertainment Group option for Pacifica model offers rear video system for price-conscious buyers

Powertrain/Chassis:

* 4.0-liter SOHC aluminum engine (253 horsepower, 262 lb.-ft. of torque) standard equipment on all models with exception of base front-wheel-drive Pacifica
* Six-speed automatic transmission with variable line pressure (VLP) mated to a 4.0-liter SOHC engine
* 3.8-liter OHV engine becomes standard equipment on front-wheel-drive base model Pacifica
* Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) on 4.0- and 3.8-liter engines
* Electronically Controlled Clutch (ECC) on all-wheel-drive models

Safety & Security:

* Side air curtains become standard equipment on all models
* ParkView™ Rear back-up camera becomes option on Pacifica Touring and Pacifica Limited models
* ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system becomes option on Pacifica models
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP) becomes standard equipment on all models and includes All-speed Traction Control and Brake Assist
* Tire Pressure Monitoring system becomes standard equipment on all Pacifica and Pacifica Touring models
* Premium tire monitoring system, which includes self-learning capability and specific low tire display, becomes option on Pacifica Touring and standard equipment on Pacifica Limited

2006 Model Year

* Expanded model availability
* New Pacifica Limited front-wheel-drive model available February 2006
* Appearance change to mirror housings and glass size
* Liftgate lightbar on Pacifica Touring and Pacifica Limited models changed from body color to chrome
* Available Auto Tilt Down feature on driver and passenger mirrors on vehicles equipped with Memory feature; mirrors tilt down slightly when shifter is placed in “Reverse,” mirrors return to pre-set positions when shifter is moved out of “Reverse.”
* Glove box internal storage capacity increased by 38 percent
* Six-disc in-dash DVD changer plays most types of CDs or DVDs including MP3, DVD audio, DVD video, DVD R, DVD RW

2005 Model Year

* Expanded model availability
* New two-row, five-passenger entry-level Pacifica front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
* Well-equipped Pacifica Touring front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive available Spring 2004
* Top-of-the-line Pacifica Limited all-wheel drive
* New base engine: 210-horsepower (157 kW) 3.8-liter V-6 standard on Pacifica front-wheel drive model
* Seats—Power eight-way driver seat, power four-way front passenger seat standard on Pacifica front-wheel drive and Pacifica all-wheel drive
* Dual-zone manual temperature control air conditioning standard on Pacifica front-wheel drive and Pacifica all-wheel drive
* Premium leather trim standard on Touring all-wheel drive (optional on Touring front-wheel drive)
* Luxury leather trim standard on Limited
* Steering wheel and shift knob with leather trim and wood accents standard on Limited all-wheel drive
* New rear park assist standard on Limited (optional on Touring models)
* New 19-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels standard on Limited all-wheel drive
* Power moon roof standard on Limited
* AM/FM/cassette/CD radio and six-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer standard on Limited
* Supplemental side-curtain air bags standard on Limited, available on all other models(a)
* Heated first- and second-row seats standard on Limited (optional on Touring models)
* Optional factory-installed SIRIUS Satellite Radio

2004 Model Year

* All-new vehicle introduction
* Six-passenger Luxury seating in three rows (2+2+2)
* Full-length center console — first and second rows
* Seats — power 10-way driver, four-way passenger
* Power adjustable pedals with memory
* Dual-zone automatic temperature control
* Fold-flat load floor
* Tire pressure monitoring system
* Next-generation (multi-stage) front air bags(a)
* Three-row side-curtain air bags(a)
* 3.5-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6 engine with 250 horsepower (186 kW), 250 lb.-ft. torque (339 N•m)
* Four-speed automatic transaxle with Auto Stick
* On-demand all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive with traction control
* Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) (318 x 28 mm front and 312 x 14 mm rear)
* Five-link independent rear suspension with load-leveling and height control
* 17-inch P235/65 tires and aluminum wheels
* Remote keyless/illuminated entry and Sentry Key® engine immobilizer theft deterrent
* Solar control sunscreen glass
* Rear window defroster/wiper/washer
* Optional integrated in-instrument cluster navigation system
* Optional DVD Rear Seat Video® entertainment system with drop-down video screen, remote control and wireless headphones
* Optional Infinity® Intermezzo™ theater-style 5.1 surround sound digital audio system
* Optional UConnect® Hands-free Communication System
* Optional high-intensity discharge headlamps
* Optional laminated door glass
* Optional SIRIUS Satellite Radio, prepped for Mopar installation

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Source: Chrysler LLC

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