Well this vehicle was/is supposed to debut "this fall".........has anyone heard anything concrete yet?
I searched around but found nothing really new, most articles dated back to January and only a few mostly useless ones since then.
The best(most technical) article I read was from back in June and it gave some nice specifics about the battery. Unlike our Leaf the pack will be heated(by the gas engine or 7kw heater) via glycol/water and most importantly for our Southern(hot) people, "a refrigerant based a/c chiller system". They compared it to the thermal management in a Bolt. AFA the transmission they said it was a "Single input electrically variable transmission, SIEVT" which I hope is more like the Leaf than other CVT transmissions I've used in ICE vehicles which I really don't like, but I like the Leaf's transmission.
Unfortunately with the PHEV you lose the second row "stow n go" seats but you can remove them for more cargo room if needed.
As probably mentioned previously in this thread it will have a LG 16kwh battery pack which should give the maximum tax rebate of currently $7500 with a projected 30 mile EV only range and top EV speed of 75mph. They say it will "take 2hrs to charge at L2" which for a 16kwh battery should mean it has a ~30a built in changer, very nice IMO.
I really hope it has the engine breaking(regen) of a Leaf in B or ECO mode. I drove a 6 passenger Ford Freestyle this weekend and while it drove nicely on the road I couldn't stand the CVT! It was slow as a slug in town and had absolutely no engine breaking after letting off on the gas. It would coast for 100s and 100s(seemed like thousands) of feet without even slowing down, made me have to use the breaks(and hard) lots more than I'd like. Once you get used to the regen on a Leaf it's hard to go back to a vehicle that makes you push hard on the breaks every time you take your foot off the gas
I'm waiting Chrysler!