Interior inspiratons

Interior inspiratons 

Chrysler,Design | March 13 2017

Minivan Monday: Chrysler Pacifica interior inspired by the environment

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica can take up to eight passengers on journeys to far-off and exotic locations in a minivan with interiors inspired by the places people want to see, or activities they want to do, in the United States.

“Our colors and materials team went out and got inspired to create different colors customers will find in the interior,” said Chris Benjamin, head of interior design, FCA North America.

The attention to detail inside the Chrysler Pacifica is one component of the entirely redesigned minivan. A new engine, a longer wheelbase and new technology are just a sampling of some of the enhancements and improvements Chrysler made to its sixth-generation minivan.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid

Touches of Sonoma County, California, can be found in Cranberry Wine stitching and piping. The stylish, big-city influences of Soho, New York, are represented by Black/Alloy colors with Mineral Shiitake accents. Additionally, ice blue stitching and anodized ice cave accesses showcase the cool, natural beauty of Juneau, Alaska.

But when it came to the interior, there were five distinct locations that inspired designers:

Santa Monica, California: Cognac/Alloy with Liquid Titanium accents and Toffee stitching

Santa Monica interior

Santa Monica interior

Soho, New York: Black/Alloy with Mineral Shiitake accents and Sepia stitching

Soho, New York interior

Soho, New York interior

Sonoma County, California: Black/Alloy with Cranberry Wine accents and Cranberry Wine stitching and piping

Sonoma County, California interior

Sonoma County, California interior

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Black/Deep Mocha with Liquid Titanium accents and Diesel Grey stitching and piping

Sante Fe, New Mexico interior

Sante Fe, New Mexico interior

Juneau, Alaska: Black/Alloy with Anodized Ice Cave accents, Ice Blue stitching and black piping

Juneau, Alaska interior

Juneau, Alaska interior

“No great work of art happens without a good color palette,” said Chrysler Pacifica chief interior designer Winnie Cheung. “The designers spent a lot of time researching and coming up with a color palette that is inspired by places that appear in nature.”

The hard work by Chrysler designers to include features inspired by nature combined with a number of technological and convenience elements is being noticed. The editors at WardsAuto recently named the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to the Wards 10 Best Interiors List for 2016.

“Shoppers buy minivans out of necessity, but there are many aspects of the Pacifica they will want, such as the rich Deep Mocha leather, the groundbreaking Stow ‘n Go seats, the panoramic roof and the integrated Stow ‘n Vac vacuum,” said Tom Murphy, senior editor of WardsAuto. “A trip to school, hockey practice or the doctor’s office will never be the same.”

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.