Chrysler,Technology | February 10 2020

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Debuts as a Winter Warrior

Winter weary drivers, say ‘hello’ to your new best friend. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD, unveiled this week at the Chicago Auto Show, is not only snow-lovin’, but snow-ready with the most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in its class. 

The Chrysler Pacifica engineering team logged more than 1 million customer-driven-equivalent miles of testing prior to introducing this seamless, fully automatic AWD system, the first available in a Chrysler minivan since 2004. The team then put this new AWD system through real-world testing in one of the country’s harshest, cold weather climbs, the snow-filled roads of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

Buckle up for a close-up look at flawless AWD performance under the most extreme conditions. The  2021 Pacifica Touring, Touring L, Limited and new Pinnacle models arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!