Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Thursday started production in Windsor of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first plug-in minivan.

Pacifica Hybrids are expected to begin arriving in dealerships over the next several months starting at $34,495 with available U.S. federal tax credit, not including state and local incentives.

The Pacifica Hybrid achieves an EPA-certified 84 miles per gallon equivalent, including 33 miles in all-electric mode until an enhanced 3.6-liter V-6 takes over. The gas engine also kicks in under hard acceleration and other conditions. Read full article here.

From The Detroit News, by Mike Wayland.