2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser

The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a “retroactive”-styled wagon reinforced by Chrysler, a brand of DaimlerChrysler, launched in 2001 as the entry-level Chrysler.

2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

It was intentional as a mod interpreting of the Chrysler Airflow with Duck Ne components, but the terminal designing put-upon a branch program.

The PT Cruiser bears a resemblance in sizing and contour to the 1997 Chrysler CCV image besides as the Plymouth Readily conception from the like twelvemonth. The styling of the latter evoked a wagerer reaction from the machine shew lap, and would develop into the styling of the PT Cruiser.

2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

It is a front-wheel ride 5-passenger fomite, classified as a motortruck by the EPA for Coffeehouse fire thriftiness calculations but as a car by well-nigh former prosody. A turbocharged GT simulation was introduced for the 2003 exemplar twelvemonth. A exchangeable was introduced for the 2005 manakin yr.

The PT Cruiser was on Car and Driver’s Ten Trump listing for 2001 and won the Northward American Car of the Twelvemonth honour that yr.

2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

Formally, the “PT” stands for “Personal Transferral,” but the initials likewise destine the car’s chopine. The Ne was based on the Chrysler PL program, or “Program Low,” patch the Cruiser was based on the Chrysler PT program, for “Chopine Magniloquent.” “PT” was likewise the yield encipher for the PT Cruiser.

For the American marketplace the car is manufactured at Toluca Car Assemblage in Toluca, Mexico. DaimlerChrysler proclaimed on Adjoin 8, 2006, that it had reinforced 1,000,000 PT Cruisers at the Toluca flora since 2001. The European implant is in Graz, Austria, where the exemplar was reinforced just in 2002, exploitation the output inscribe PG. European PT Cruisers reinforced in 2001 or from 2003 onward are reinforced in Mexico below the PT output cypher. The American adaptation features a 2.4 L four-cylinder petrol locomotive. In plus to this stock simulation, a 2.2 L diesel interpretation is besides uncommitted in Europe.

A 4-seat transmutable example was added for 2005. It is a 2-door car with an structured “play bar” for added rigidness and rollover tribute. It was too ascertained that the play bar too caused air to stream concluded the back passengers, resulting in a less draughty rag for those in the bum seating.

The PT Cruiser was updated for 2006. Celebrated outside features admit crenate headlights, a new lattice, and redesigned taillights. Inner, an updated splasher and more upscale materials are ill-used. The sound organisation now features a line-in jackstones for MP3 players and is incorporated into the fascia, qualification it more unmanageable to supercede with an aftermarket whole. The turbocharged 2.4 L locomotive is now usable in 180 hp (134 kW) or “High-Output” 230 hp (172 kW) versions.

2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser


The PT Cruiser was primitively meant to be a Plymouth, ahead Chrysler’s fusion with Daimler-Benz. At the metre, Chrysler had plotted a new anticipate Plymouth, previewed by the Plymouth Sneak “hot-rod”. Styling cues from the Sneak, peculiarly the wicket, were victimised to produce the Plymouth Promptly construct in 1997. The feel was graceful, and in 1998, another Plymouth conception called the Readily Cruizer straightaway previewed the styling of the PT Cruiser.

2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

The new DaimlerChrysler strong did not get often trust in Plymouth as a reprint entity, and began stairs to prune and scratch the brand. Accordingly, the PT Cruiser appeared publicly sole as a Chrysler.

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