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Will the Pacifica S' sinister presence in the school pick-up line represent the death knell for blacked-out appearance packages?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has expanded its range of blacked-out appearance packages into the minivan segment.

Taking inspiration from the wide variety of sports cars and SUVs that have blazed the darkened trail, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica S boasts gloss black exterior accents and a choice between 18- and 20-inch wheels in Black Noise.

The interior follows the same theme with black and Light Diesel Gray seats, gray stitching and Piano Black accents. All other interior elements are fully black including the front overhead console, headliner, visors and pillar trim.

FCA's head of passenger car brands, Tim Kuniskis, suggests the blacked-out package will help the Pacifica turn heads in the school drop-off line.

The 'S' upgrade is available for $595 and can be added to certain Touring and Limited models, while the 20-inch Black Noise wheels are available as a $995 add-on.