2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Continues to Shine in 2009

  • All-new limited-edition 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 adds individuality and uniqueness

 

September 1, 2008 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The Chrysler PT Cruiser continues to shine in 2009 with its unique combination of “too-cool-to-categorize” heritage styling, versatile interior packaging and proven quality. And with the addition of the all-new limited-edition PT Dream Cruiser Series 5, Chrysler PT Cruiser continues to excite.

With rising fuel costs attracting consumers to smaller, versatile, more fuel-efficient vehicles, PT Cruiser’s appeal is more than skin deep. With two 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine options, including a turbo-charged model with exhilarating performance, the Chrysler PT Cruiser blends the comfort and convenience of an SUV with the efficiency of a small car.

When Chrysler introduced the PT Cruiser in 2000 as a 2001 model-year vehicle, it forever changed the small-car segment. Its one-of-a-kind exterior styling and Swiss Army knife-like interior flexibility, offered at a compact-car price, became an instant hit with consumers.

Chrysler continues to keep its icon fresh and exciting. Since its introduction, Chrysler has introduced 13 variations, including four Dream Cruiser Series vehicles, PT Turbo, Flames, Woodie, Chrome Accents, Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, the refreshed 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, W.P. Chrysler Signature Series, Chrysler Street Cruiser Route 66 and Pacific Coast Highway Street Cruiser editions.


DESIGN

The Chrysler PT Cruiser’s one-of-a-kind styling and flexible interior set it apart in the specialty car segment. Chrysler PT Cruiser is a dramatic alternative to the sea of sameness in the market.

From the front, the PT Cruiser features the face of Chrysler, with a Chrysler winged badge. The Limited model features chrome accents on the grille. Headlamps have a scalloped bottom edge, and Touring and Limited models feature round fog lamps.

A body-color spoiler on the liftgate improves aerodynamics. A rear liftgate provides easy access to the PT Cruiser’s flexible interior. With the fold/tumble/removable seats and the available fold-flat front passenger seat and movable rear shelf, the interior may be configured 160 different ways.

From the driver’s seat, the instrument panel features large gauges, standard compass and temperature displays, flush shutoff rotating air vents and a signature Chrysler analog clock. The radio is mounted high in the center stack, and a passenger grab handle on the right side of the instrument panel makes it easy for passengers to get in and out of the vehicle.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser features a center console with a sliding armrest and covered storage space. This console conceals small items and includes a deep storage bin that holds six CDs, a coin holder and two fold-out cup holders for rear-seat occupants. Front cup holders on the Limited model feature bright accents.

An available Chrome Accents Group on PT Cruiser Touring includes chrome bodyside moldings, chrome door lock knobs, front cup holders with bright accents and a chrome exhaust tip, giving buyers the ability to customize their PT Cruiser from the factory, complete with warranty.

The new 2009 PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 features new detailed design elements. A contrasting two-tone theme with a Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl painted roof and hoop spoiler distinguish this PT Cruiser. All-new cross-hatched, upper and lower solid billet aluminum grilles are individually milled and machined for a true sense of customization. New 17-inch SRT Design wheels provide an athletic stance while filling up Chrysler PT Cruiser’s uniquely styled large fenders. Chromed body-side trim moldings provide subtle highlights, and the new boldly designed “PT” front-passenger and driver’s-side door badges hammer home PT’s individuality, reliability and street cruising credibility.


ENGINEERING

The Chrysler PT Cruiser is available with a turbo-charged engine that produces 180 horsepower [134 kW] and 210 lb.-ft. [285 N•m] of torque.

Reduced road, wind and powertrain noise result in an exceptional, quiet ride inside the Chrysler PT Cruiser’s cabin. An acoustic package, which includes sealants around doors, windows, rear floor pan and cavity area, combined with sound absorption in trim panels, reduces road noise. Sealing around the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and insulation in the dashboard reduce powertrain noise. The inner belt seals in the door and added foam in the A-pillar reduce wind noise.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser’s flexible interior may be configured 160 different ways, giving owners the opportunity to tackle a multitude of tasks with their vehicle. Innovative feature options, such as the liftgate’s rear shelf panel can hold the perfect tailgate buffet. With the available fold-flat front-passenger seat, PT Cruiser can quickly extend loading capacity or become a great flat desk area. Rear fold-and-tumble split-folding 65/35 bench seats make loading larger cargo through the rear liftgate a breeze. With Stain Repel Seat Fabric, PT Cruiser’s seats endure whatever life throws at it.


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • With global sales of more than 1.2 million units, Chrysler PT Cruiser continues to lead the segment in style, versatility, high quality and performance
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser’s affordable price makes it an attractive alternative to many small cars
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser’s proven top quality is time tested
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser offers more versatility than any compact car
  • Unique styling and performance separate Chrysler PT Cruiser from the competition

MODEL LINEUP

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX
Standard Features

  • 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine (150 horsepower [112 kW] and 165 lb.-ft. [220 N•m] of torque)
  • Five-speed manual transaxle
  • Seat-mounted side air bags
  • Sport contour bucket seats with Bauhaus feature fabric
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player, MP3 play capability and auxiliary audio input jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Four premium speakers
  • Power windows with auto-down function on both front windows
  • 65/35 fold/tumble/removable rear seats
  • Speed-sensitive power locks
  • Console with sliding armrest and storage
  • Analog clock
  • 12-volt center instrument panel power outlet
  • Power accessory delay
  • Tilt-steering column
  • Instrument cluster with tachometer
  • Compass and temperature display
  • Satin Silver instrument panel bezels
  • Color-keyed shift knob
  • Rear-door speakers Rear-window defroster
  • Rear-window wiper/washer
  • Manual adjustable front seats
  • Front dome lamp
  • Cargo compartment lamp
  • Sentry Key® engine immobilizer
  • Remote keyless entry with illuminated entry
  • Body-color front and rear fascias
  • Chrysler winged badge on hood and liftgate
  • Bright door handles
  • Halogen quad headlamps
  • Body-color strip spoiler on liftgate
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Power front disc/rear drum brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
  • 15-inch wheels with bolt-on wheel covers

Optional Features

  • Automatic transaxle
  • ABS with low-speed traction control
  • Engine block heater
  • uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Front and rear floor mats

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring
Standard Features
Standard features on the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring, in addition to those on PT Cruiser LX model, include:

  • Automatic transaxle
  • Fold-flat passenger seat
  • Stain Repel Seat Fabric
  • Speed control
  • Power six-way driver seat
  • Driver manual lumbar adjuster
  • Fog lamps
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
  • Deep-tint sunscreen glass
  •  Illuminated visor mirrors
  • Power mirrors
  • Courtesy map lamps
  • Power outlets in the console and rear cargo area
  • Interior assist handles
  • Illuminated entry
  • Multi-position shelf panel for cargo area
  • Security alarm
  • Touring edition badge
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels

Optional Features

  • ABS with low-speed traction control
  • Heated cloth front seats
  • uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Power express-open moon roof with sliding sun shade
  • 16-inch chrome-clad wheels
  • Sound Group II includes AM/FM, six-disc, MP3 radio with six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and 368-watt amplifier
  • Chrome Appearance Group includes chrome lock knobs, bright accent cup holder surround rings, chrome bodyside moldings
  • PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 includes 17-inch wheels, 17-inch all-season performance tires, ABS with low-speed traction control, Bright Front Door Sill Scuff Pads, solid-billet grille, chrome appearance group, "Dream Cruiser" badge, heated front seats, leather steering wheel with bright spokes, premium cloth bucket seats, body-color spoiler, touring suspension and two-tone paint group (Available body-colors are Bright Silver, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl, Stone White and Surf Blue Pearl)

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited
Standard Features
In addition to the features on the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring models, standard features on the Limited model include:

  • 2.4-liter turbo engine (180 horsepower [134 kW] and 210 lb.-ft. [285 N•m] of torque) with four-speed automatic transmission
  • ABS with low-speed traction control
  • Premium leather-trimmed two-tone heated bucket seats
  • Bright front-door sill scuff pads
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with bright spokes
  • Mini Carbon center-stack bezel
  • HomeLink universal home security system transceiver
  • Chrome bodyside molding
  • Chrome lock knobs
  • uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Bright cup holder surround rings
  • Power express-open sun roof
  • Limited Edition badge
  • Rear body-color spoiler
  • 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with performance tires

Optional Features
Options available on the Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited model, beyond those available on the PT Cruiser LX and PT Cruiser Touring models, include:

  • uconnect phone with automatic-dimming rearview mirror
  • Sound Group II includes AM/FM, six-disc, MP3 radio with six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and 368-watt amplifier

SAFETY AND SECURITY

More than 25 Safety and Security features are available on Chrysler PT Cruiser

  • Advanced Multi-stage Driver and Front-passenger Air Bags
  • Anti-lock Disc Brake System (ABS)
  • BeltAlert
  • Brake/Park Interlock
  • Brake Traction Control System (BTCS)
  • Child-Protection Rear Door Locks
  • Constant Force Retractors (CFR)
  • Crumple Zones
  • Door Alert
  • Energy-Absorbing Steering Column
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
  • Height-Adjustable Seat Belts
  • HomeLink Home Security System Transceiver
  • Interior Head-Impact Protection
  • Knee Bolsters
  • Lap and Shoulder Seat Belts in All Positions
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Low-risk Deployment Air Bag
  • Low-speed Traction Control
  • Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Seat-Belt Pretensioners
  • Security Alarm
  • Sentry Key® Engine Immobilization
  • Supplemental Side Air Bags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPS)
  • uconnect phone
  • Unique Transverse Beam in Body Structure

COLOR AVAILABILITY

  • Stone White Clear Coat  (base color with PT Dream Cruiser Series 5)
  • Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat
  • Brilliant Black Metallic Clear Coat (roof color with PT Dream Cruiser Series 5)
  • Melbourne Green Pearl Coat
  • Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat
  • Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Surf Blue Pearl Coat

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

  • 2009 model-year production start: July 2008
  • Production location: Toluca Assembly Plant in Toluca, Mexico
  • 2.4-liter engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico
  • Four-speed automatic transmission: Kokomo Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Ind.
  • Five-speed manual transaxle: New Process Gear in Syracuse, N.Y.

MARKET POSITION

The Chrysler PT Cruiser continues to draw buyers from all segments. Positioned in the heart of the sports tourer segment, Chrysler PT Cruiser also maintains affordable image models. The Chrysler PT Cruiser offers just about anything a compact-car buyer wants and a great deal more, including excitement, unexpected features and versatility.


DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Gender: 46 percent male/54 percent female
  • Median Age: 58
  • Median Annual Household Income: $57,000
  • Education: 28 percent college graduate
  • Household: 60 percent married

MARKET ADVANTAGES

Chrysler PT Cruiser has a distinct advantage over its competition with features, content, size, affordability and versatility. It is the best small-car alternative in America, delivering:

Excitement

  • Style – The Chrysler PT Cruiser offers a dramatic alternative to the sea of sameness that typifies most car segments. The PT Cruiser’s unique exterior design celebrates the American custom-car era with bulging fender forms, chrome details and a strong wheels-to-the-corner stance
  • Performance – 150-horsepower and 180-horsepower engines ensure a fun driving experience

Quality

  • Consumer Reports recommended
  • Consumers Digest recommended
  • Edmunds Top 10 Hippest Vehicles

Interior Flexibility

  • Chrysler PT Cruiser offers a versatile and spacious interior package. Its tall profile contributes to its command-of-the-road seating and flexible interior space. With the flip/fold/tumble seats (removable rear) and the available fold-flat front-passenger seat and movable rear shelf, the interior may be configured 160 different ways

Value

  • So much more than a compact car, but at a compact car price

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2008 MODEL YEAR
Chrysler PT Cruiser model renamed Chrysler PT Cruiser model LX

EXTERIOR

  • Body-color grille standard on LX and Touring models
  • Six new exterior colors, including:
  • Stone White Clear Coat
  • Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat
  • Brilliant Black Metallic Clear Coat
  • Melbourne Green Pearl Coat
  • Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat
  • Sunset Crystal (PT Street Cruiser Sunset Boulevard Edition)

INTERIOR

  • Remote keyless entry standard on Base model. Integrated into key, includes panic alarm
  • Console flood lamp standard on all models
  • “Boston Premium Audio” badge added to center-stack bezel with Boston Acoustics Audio Group
  • Seat-mounted side air bags standard on all models
  • Compass and temperature display on LX model
  • Sound Group I available on LX and Touring models
  • Sound Group II available on Touring and Limited models
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio (now standard on Limited model) increases coverage to deliver more than 130 channels of radio programming

2007 MODEL YEAR
Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Signature Series Package

  • 16-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Speed control
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Power moon roof
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Manual lumbar adjuster
  • Premium cloth seats with YES Essentials® Seat Fabric
  • Front seat-mounted side air bags
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with satin silver spokes
  • Chrome cup holder rings, automatic shifter bezel, speed control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Touring suspension

EXTERIOR

  • Three new colors: Pastel Yellow Clear Coat, Tangerine Pearl Coat and Opal Pearl Coat
  • Soft-touch electric liftgate switch standard on Base model

INTERIOR

  • New YES Essentials® Seat Fabric optional on Touring, standard on Limited
  • Remote keyless entry standard on Base model. Integrated into key; includes panic alarm
  • Console flood lamp standard on all models
  • “Boston Premium Audio” badge added to center-stack bezel with Boston Acoustics Audio Group

2006 MODEL YEAR
Complete upgrade of the PT Cruiser

POWERTRAIN 

  •  Increased power — new for 2006 (230 horsepower [171.5 kW] and 245 lb.-ft. [332 N•m] of torque) 2.4-liter, 16-valve, DOHC SMPI intercooled High Output Turbo four-cylinder engine with heavy-duty Getrag five-speed manual transmission (standard on GT model or this engine with optional four-speed electronic automatic transmission and Auto Stick on GT model)
  • New nine-spoke, 16-inch aluminum wheel offering on Limited models available in painted silver or optional chrome-clad finish
  • New 15-spoke, 17-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels standard on GT models
  • Power-assisted disc/drum brakes, ABS disc/drum brakes or performance four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and low-speed traction control depending on model selection
  • Ride-, touring- or sport-tuned suspension depending on model selection
  • Power-assisted steering (18:1 ratio)

EXTERIOR
Modifications incorporating “face of Chrysler” design cues include:

  • Redesigned front and rear fascias on all models
  • Redesigned front grille with chrome-accented horizontal bars standard on all models
  • Larger Chrysler “winged” badge on hood on all models
  • Redesigned headlamps with lower scalloped edge on all models
  • Modified taillamps with white turn signal lenses (amber bulb)
  • Round fog lamps (on Limited and GT models) and lower grille incorporating open mesh design (all models)
  • Body-color strip spoiler at rear of roof panel for improved aerodynamic performance on Base, Touring and Limited models
  • Eight exterior color offerings, including Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Magnesium Pearl Coat

INTERIOR
Modifications include:

  • All-new instrument panel and door trim panel design
  • Refreshed seat trim and fabrics for all models incorporating sport contour trim outlines for improved lateral support
  • Interior color offerings: Pastel Slate Gray (all models) and Pastel Pebble Beige (Touring, Limited and GT models)
  • Larger, more visible instrument cluster graphics with silver gauge faces and white-night lighting
  • Higher-output, quieter HVAC system combined with flush shut-off outlets
  • Ergonomic refinements include positioning of radio head unit above HVAC controls; relocation of heated seat and hazard flasher switches to center stack and raised rear window controls (positioned on rear of center console)
  • Satin Silver center-stack bezel on all models; GT model includes Mini Carbon pattern
  • Larger glove box
  • Chrysler signature analog clock
  • Center console with fore/aft sliding armrest and covered storage. Unit includes two fold-out cup holders for rear-seat occupants; available battery-fed power outlet inside console bin for concealed cell phone charging and clamshell upper compartment (under lid) for concealing small items
  • Bright-accented ringed front cup holders on Limited and GT models
  • Front courtesy/map lamps on Touring, Limited and GT models
  • Standard six-way power driver seat with manual lumbar on Limited and GT models
  • MP3 player capability on all radios
  • Audio input jack on base AM/FM single CD radio can be used for any audio input source (e.g., portable MP3 player, portable cassette player, portable CD player)
  • AM/FM six-CD changer radio can play CDs burned with MP3 files
  • Speakers repositioned to rear doors for enhanced bass response, most notably in rear of cabin
  • Boston Acoustics® premium audio system, optional on Touring, Limited and GT models, includes six premium speakers, first production-offered subwoofer on PT Cruiser and 368-watt amplifier
  • Enhanced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) applications include dash panel silencer and strategically placed sound damping materials to reduce road and powertrain noise
  • Advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags and driver-side inflatable knee blocker and Occupant Classification System (OCS), which detects passenger-seat occupant to determine on/off status of air bag
  • Redesigned ignition key with Sentry Key® engine immobilizer and integrated key fob for available remote keyless entry
  • Height-adjustable three-point seat belts with pretensioners, constant-force retractors and traveling inboard buckles, front three-point, rear three-point
  • Supplemental side air bags
  • Security alarm system for doors and liftgate on Limited and GT models
  • Enhanced accident response system
  • Rear-door child protection
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with reconfigurable display in cluster includes compass, outside temperature, audio information, average fuel economy, distance to empty and elapsed time on Touring, Limited and GT models
  • Enhanced electrical features include power speed-sensitive locks and power accessory delay
  • HomeLink® universal garage door opener standard on Limited and GT models

2005 MODEL YEAR

  • New model lineup — Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring, Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited and Chrysler PT Cruiser GT
  • New Chrysler PT Cruiser model lineup offers one-of-a-kind PT Cruiser styling in a sport tourer package and an established record of high quality at a compact car price
  • Linen Gold Pearl Coat included in exterior color offerings
  • Standard HomeLink universal garage door opener on Limited and GT models (buttons on driver’s visor)

2004 MODEL YEAR

  • New 2.4-liter turbo with 180 horsepower (134 kW), 210 lb.-ft. (285 N•m) of torque and four-speed automatic transaxle powertrain option, available on Touring and Limited models. Includes special power-assisted disc/drum brakes and large-diameter chrome exhaust tip
  • New exterior colors: Deep Plum Pearl Coat replaces Deep Cranberry Pearl Coat; Bright Seamist Green Metallic Clear Coat replaces Steel Blue Pearl Coat; Cool Vanilla Clear Coat replaces Stone White Clear Coat
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio available on all models and includes one-year subscription
  • UConnect® Hands-free Communication System optional on Touring, Limited and GT models
  • Liftgate-mounted spoiler optional on Touring and Limited; standard on GT
  • Chrome Accents Group expanded with leather-wrapped steering wheel with Bright Silver painted spokes and Bright Pedal Package
  • New 16-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheel for 2.4-liter Turbo applications

2003 MODEL YEAR
New GT price class includes:

  • 2.4-liter, I-4, DOHC intercooled High Output Turbo engine
  • Heavy-duty five-speed manual transaxle
  • Optional automatic transaxle with AutoStick®
  • Satin Silver painted shift knob
  • Satin Silver shifter bezel (automatic transaxle only)
  • Body-color front and rear fascias (unique from Limited Edition)
  • Performance seat with Fresno cloth
  • Driver seat manual lumbar adjuster
  • Silver cluster gauge and cluster bezel
  • Gauge cluster includes 140-mph speedometer and tachometer with “2.4L Turbo” graphic
  • Performance-tuned suspension
  • Performance ABS with four-wheel disc brakes and low-speed traction control
  • 17-inch silver painted five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels standard, chrome optional
  • P205/50HR17 all-season performance tires

New optional package on GT includes:

  • Leather seating surfaces with perforated leather inserts
  • Driver’s seat power height adjuster
  • Front side air bags
  • Unique, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power moon roof
  • 17-inch chrome cast-aluminum wheels
  • AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CD player

EQUIPMENT GROUPS

  • Chrome Accents Group optional on Touring and Limited Edition models

CHASSIS
New wheel treatments:

  • 15-inch bolt-on wheel cover with bright lug nut caps standard on PT Cruiser
  • 16-inch painted cast-aluminum wheels standard on Touring
  • 16-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels standard on Limited Edition, optional on Touring (2002 running change)
  • Low-speed traction control is available as a separate option on Touring and Limited Edition models (requires ABS)

BODY

  • Body-color monotone front and rear fascias standard on Limited Edition
  • Accent-color bodyside moldings standard on Base models
  • New exterior colors: Electric Blue Pearl Coat and Onyx Green Pearl Coat

INTERIOR

  • New interior color added: Dark Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray
  • New Bright Silver Metallic cluster and passenger-side air bag door for Light Almond Pearl Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic
  • Black and Stone White exterior colors and Dark Slate Gray interior color

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 

  •  AM/FM stereo radio with six-disc in-dash CD changer is optional on all models

2002 MODEL YEAR

  • Three price classes replace Equipment Groups:
    o Base
    o Touring Edition
    o Limited Edition
  • AM/FM stereo radio with CD player and changer controls standard on all price classes
  • Front-passenger underseat storage bin standard on all price classes
  • New front-passenger seat inboard armrest standard on all price classes
  • New rear-seat trapped occupant release handle

2001 MODEL YEAR

  • Heated driver and front-passenger seats (includes driver manual lumbar adjuster) on Limited Edition (running change)
  • Front-passenger underseat storage bin optional on all models (running change)
  • Five-gang window switch (controlling all four windows) in instrument panel center stack replaces three-gang switch – standard on all models
  • AM/FM stereo radio with CD player and changer controls optional on all models

AT INTRODUCTION (MARCH 2000)

  • Unique Package: Flexible cargo-carrying capability, flexible front and rear seating arrangements, abundant interior space relative to overall size, easy entry and exit, comfortable, upright seating position and exceptional roominess; 2.4-liter, DOHC, 16-valve SMPI four-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower (112 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque (220 N•m) at 4,000 rpm
  • Low-profile, twist beam axle rear suspension with trailing arms, Watts linkage for lateral motion control and stabilizer bar
  • Optional roof rack with U.S. industry-first continuously variable fore/aft adjustable crossbars and side-by-side stowage
  • Fold, tumble and remove 65/35 split, three-passenger rear seating with unique quick-release removal latches
  • Chrysler’s first center rear-seat three-point Unibelt restraint system
  • Available supplemental side air bags
  • Front-seat belt pretensioners standard
  • Rear-seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat anchor system standard

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

  • 1997 — Plymouth Pronto Concept revealed at North American International Auto Show in Detroit
  • 1998 — Gold two-door Pronto Cruizer concept introduced at Geneva Motor Show
  • 1999 — Gold four-door PT Cruiser concept, Silver production PT Cruiser revealed at North American International Auto Show in Detroit
  • 2000 — Chrysler Panel Cruiser concept, GT Cruiser (2.4-liter turbo) concept at North American International Auto Show in Detroit
  • 2001 — Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Styling Study at New York Auto Show
  • 2001 — Chrysler PT Cruiser Flames version introduced at What’s New
  • 2001 — Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser and Woodie revealed at Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit
  • 2002 — Chrysler PT Turbo revealed at New York Auto Show
  • 2002 — Chrysler PT Chrome Accents Package revealed at What’s New
  • 2002 — Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 2 revealed at Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit
  • 2003 — Updated Chrysler PT Chrome Accents Package introduced at What’s New
  • 2003 — Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 3 revealed at Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit
  • 2004 — MY2005 PT Cruiser Convertible revealed at North American International Auto Show in Detroit
  • 2004 — Chrysler PT Cruiser Two-tone edition introduced
  • 2004 — MY2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited with W.P. Chrysler Signature Series Package
  • 2004 — MY2005 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 4 revealed at Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit
  • 2005 — MY2006 Chrysler PT Street Cruiser Route 66 edition revealed at Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit
  • 2006 — Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Sedan – Signature Series Package
  • 2006 — MY2007 Chrysler PT Street Cruiser Pacific Coast Highway edition revealed at Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit
  • 2007—MY2007 Chrysler PT Street Cruiser Touring Signature Series Package
  • 2007—MY2008 Chrysler PT Street Cruiser Sunset Boulevard Edition revealed at Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit

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