Chrysler’s PT Cruiser will continue production

Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will continue with the production of the Chrysler PT Cruiser – at least for another year or so.

“The heritage-styled Chrysler PT Cruiser continues to be a global success story,” said Peter Fong – President and Chief Executive Officer – Chrysler Brand and Lead Executive for the Sales Organization, Chrysler Group LLC. “With more than 1.3 million PT Cruisers sold in more than 60 countries since 2000, we’re excited to announce we’re re-energizing the iconic and award-winning PT Cruiser.”

The Toluca (Mexico) Assembly Plant will continue to build the PT Cruiser, which Chrysler says is “too cool to categorize” small car.

Cruisin’ On

Chrysler PT Cruiser will continue production

Some of the Awards the vehicle has won are the following:

“¢ 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Consumer Reports “Recommended”
“¢ 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Consumer Guide, “Best Buy – Compact Cars Category”
“¢ 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Consumer Reports, “Recommended”
“¢ 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser,, “Most Significant”
“¢ 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser, AutoPacific, “Top Vehicle customer satisfaction”
“¢ 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, North American International Auto Show, “North American Car of the Year”
“¢ 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, African Americans on Wheels and Latinos on Wheels, “Car of the Year”
“¢ 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Strategic Vision, “Compact Car Segment”
“¢ 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Industrial Design Excellence, “Gold Award”
“¢ 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Automobile Magazine, “Best Small Car”

Since production of the Chrysler PT Cruiser began in February 2000 (as a 2001 model), the PT Cruiser lineup has been a continuous hit. The latest flavor, the 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser 5 marked the 14th customized version of the segment-busting small car. The Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 joined the Flames, Woodie, PT Dream Cruiser Series 1, 2, 3 and 4, PT Turbo and Chrome Accents models, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, the refreshed 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, the Chrysler PT Street Cruiser Route 66, Street Cruiser Pacific Coast Highway Edition and Street Cruiser Sunset Boulevard Editions.

– By: Kap Shah