Well I visited my local auto show and while they didn't have the Pacifica PHEV, they had several ICE only versions. I must admit it wasn't a bad looking van, lots of room for both people and cargo. Kind of too bad the PHEV will omit the sto-n-go for the 2nd row of seats but I suppose they had to have somewhere to put the battery, I could live without it. They knew very little of the PHEV version, kind of odd for a vehicle they say will debut this fall
My main concern will be that they only offer it in the totally luxed out version, something I'm not interested in at all. My guess
is it will be this way for the first year or two and only by the 3rd year will they offer a more basic version for less cost.
I visited the VW area and not a BUDDe to be found, in fact it took 2 salespeople to find anyone who even knew what one was
It's my believe that this will be one of those concept
cars that will never see the light of day, devised by VW to try and defray public opinion away from their diesel
fiasco. I hold out very little hope for the BUDDe.
I also visited the Mitsubishi area and again no PHEV version but the salesman did seem to know a little
about it. Truthfully I think this vehicle may hold out the most hope of something to replace my Leaf. It was quite roomy(the non PHEV version which I was told the only space difference to the PHEV would be the lack of a third row of seating, something I'd miss but could live without). The Mitsubishi was more a basic vehicle compared to the Pacifica, of course I wonder if they might do the same thing where the PHEV is only offered in some luxed out version.....time will tell, until then I'll just have to live with my trusty little