AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Chrysler Group doesn’t expect its new ’03 Pacifica to sell on looks alone when it hits U.S. showrooms in March. The company says it plans to tout the cross/utility vehicle’s safety features, including a patented steering column designed to absorb energy during a collision. Pacifica dubbed "protector" in development. The column utilizes a capsule and bend strap setup that enables it to move during a severe crash and reduce forces on the occupant if they ...

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