Each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a panel of design experts selects their choices for the coveted EyesOnDesign award, which aims to recognize the most significant automotive designs revealed at NAIAS. At this year’s show, the jury selected the 2017 Pacifica minivan as the best-designed new production truck – a designation we agree with wholeheartedly.
EyesOnDesign didn’t have a category for best designed new production truck at NAIAS last year, however it would have been unfair to go without recognizing the Pacifica’s wonderful design. We think the design is fresh, good-looking and, most-of-all, daring for a minivan. We were hardly surprised to see it recognized as a design leader by EyesOnDesign judges, and we think the public will respond to it in a similarly positive manner.
Chrysler says the new Pacifica has “a sculpted exterior with athletic proportions,” and a “fast silhouette and sophisticated, fluid-like surfacing.” The automaker also says its “long wheelbase, wide track, low ground clearance and available 20-inch wheels,” help give the vehicle a “planted, capable stance.”
Other EyesOnDesign award winners include the Buick Avista (Concept Vehicle), Lexus LC500 (Production Car) and Audi H-Tron Quattro Concept (Concept Truck).