Car reviews - Chrysler - PT Cruiser - Cabrio range
Chrysler lifts the lid on its retro PT Cruiser to produce a bargain four-seat cabrio
19 Jun 2006
WHEN the forerunner to the PT Cruiser first aired as the Chrysler Pronto Cruiser at the 1999 Geneva motor show, it proved that Chrysler could still design cars with edge. It looked mean and lean, with a low roofline, two-doors, bulbous wheel-arches and an aggressively long bonnet and dominant grille. It used much from the Chrysler parts bin, including an engine and platform from the second-generation front-wheel drive Neon small car. When the four-door production car first went on sale Americans embraced it because of the 1940s retro design and commodious cabin. However, more conservative Australian buyers have not been so keen. Less than 6000 have been sold since it went on sale in 2000. Now Chrysler has added the two-door Cabrio to the line-up. It’s arguably the PT Cruiser we should have had ages ago – rag-top motoring in a funky looking four-seater.
Model release date: 1 June 2006 to 1 July 2009
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