Stellantis will suspend production of the Chrysler Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid, Grand Caravan and Voyager for the remainder of June, according to Automotive News. The problem is a shortage of components due to the global shortage of computer chips. All of these vehicles come from the automaker’s plant in Windsor, Ontario.
“Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry,” the automaker said in a statement. “Due to the unprecedented global shortage of microchips, production at the Windsor assembly plant will be down until the remainder of June, with the week of June 21 being a previously scheduled week.”
The plant struggled to stay open for months due to the lack of components. Stellantis ceased production on March 29. The site briefly reopened for the week of May 31 but did not operate at full capacity, according to Automotive News. Then the automaker did not assemble the minivans for the first two weeks of June.
Chrysler just updated the Pacifica for the 2021 model year. It has a tweaked exterior that includes a smoother appearance up front. The rear has taillights that run the full width of the back.
Inside, the company installs a 10.1-inch infotainment display that runs Uconnect 5 software and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly. A camera inside allows parents to monitor what the kids are doing in the back.
Chrysler also introduced a luxury-focused Pinnacle trim to the 2021 Pacifica. It features nappa leather, second-row captain’s seat cushions, and the new Ultra center console with 13.64 liters (0.48169 cubic feet) ) storage. That rating starts at $ 50,845 (plus $ 1,495 for the destination) or $ 53,390 with all-wheel drive.