September 16, 2009 , Frankfurt, Germany -

Chrysler PT Cruiser combines iconic heritage-styled design, efficient passenger cabin space, fuel-efficient four-cylinder powertrain choices, industry-leading quality and legendary value to create a one-of-a-kind C-segment hatchback.

Chrysler PT Cruiser embodies the romance of American automotive heritage styling in a vehicle that remains too-cool-to-categorize. Chrysler PT Cruiser’s unique fenders, roofline and high belt-line proportions recall 1930s and 1940s hot-rod styling—while chrome body-side moldings, door handles, wheels and grille highlight PT Cruiser’s high level of detail and style.

Expressive interior details highlight Chrysler PT Cruiser’s heritage design. Chrome rings surround the Bright Silver Metallic instrument panel’s three gauges, rotating air vents and Chrysler signature analog clock. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with bright silver accents provides a great view of the large satin-silver finished gauge cluster. Premium cloth seats, floor mats and door-entry sill plates add a finishing touch to Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Chrysler PT Cruiser also features 32 front- and rear-seat configurations to accommodate any cargo need quickly and conveniently. Command-of-the-road five-passenger seating provides chair-height seating comfort with an elevated second-row for improved visibility and passenger legroom. An available fold-flat front-passenger seat accommodates longer items, such as a ladder or snowboard. PT Cruiser’s 50/50 split-fold rear seats fold-and-tumble to offer quick access for additional room and can be completely removed for up to 62.7 cu. ft. (1.78 cu. m)
of cargo space. The tailgate also features a five position shelf panel for additional interior flexibility and utility as a rubberized load floor, covered storage and extruding tailgate shelf.

Chrysler PT Cruiser delivers efficiency with two time-tested four-cylinder engines. A fuel-efficient 2.2-liter Common-rail Diesel (CRD) engine features 110 kW (150 hp DIN) and 300 N•m (221 lb.-ft.) of torque. With its responsive turbocharger, smooth 5-speed heavy-duty transmission and combined fuel consumption of 6.7 L/100 km, the 2.2-liter CRD engine provides great cruising fun. A 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated 16-valve engine is also available, and delivers 105 kW (143 hp DIN), 214 N•m (157 lb.-ft.) of torque and combined fuel consumption as low as 9.4 L/100 km.
A five-speed manual or four-speed automatic is available with the 2.4-liter petrol engine.

High-quality, performance and functionality continue to give the award-winning Chrysler PT Cruiser a leg up on the competition. For years, leading consumer magazines and third-party studies have recommended the Chrysler PT Cruiser for its consistently high levels of quality and refinement. In fact, the PT Cruiser tied for first place in J.D. Power’s 2009 Initial Quality Survey (IQS).

Chrysler PT Cruiser
AT A GLANCE

  • Chrysler PT Cruiser offers great features at a great value
    • Unmistakable heritage-styled exterior design with available chromed body-side moldings, wheels, door handles and grille accents
    • Attention to interior detail reflected with satin-finished gauges with chromed rings, body-color instrument panel trim, leather or premium heated cloth seats, Satin Silver interior accents and Chrysler’s signature analog clock
    • Convenience features include Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM), fog lamps, cruise control and power windows, mirrors and locks
  • High-quality, craftsmanship, performance and functionality continue to give the award-winning Chrysler PT Cruiser a leg up on the competition
    • PT Cruiser awarded for its consistently high levels of quality and refinement—tying for first place in J.D. Power’s 2009 Initial Quality Survey (IQS)
    • Quality-proven 2.2-liter Common-rail Diesel (CRD) engine and five-speed heavy-duty transmission
    • Time-tested 2.4-liter engine with five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser continues to turn heads, collect fans and make history
    • More than 1.3 million PT Cruisers have been sold in more than 60 countries since its introduction
    • Chrysler PT Cruiser offers segment-leading style, versatility and quality
    • Chrysler PT Cruiser is a standout alternative to many C-segment vehicles
    • Unique styling and performance separate Chrysler PT Cruiser from the competition
  • PT Cruiser offers more than 20 safety and security features, including:
    • Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
    • Supplemental Front-seat Mounted Side Air Bags
    • Interior Head-impact Protection
    • Occupant Classification System (OCS)
    • Low-speed Traction Control
    • Anti-lock Disc Brake System (ABS)