August 6, 2009
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Chrysler PT Cruiser will continue
Chrysler PT Cruiser still rolling on
Chrysler Group LLC announced today that
production of the Chrysler PT Cruiser will continue. The
Chrysler Group Toluca (Mexico) Assembly Plant—the exclusive home
of Chrysler PT Cruiser—will continue to build the
quality-proven, versatility packaged and “too cool to
categorize” small car.
“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 Chrysler Group changed the
landscape of the automotive market when it introduced the
segment-busting Chrysler PT Cruiser nearly 10 years ago.
Its one-of-a-kind exterior styling and
Swiss Army knife-like interior flexibility, offered at a compact
car price, redefined the small-car segment and became an instant
hit with consumers.
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 PT Cruiser for its consistently high levels of
quality and refinement—tying for first place in J.D. Power’s
Initial Quality Survey (IQS) this July.
Some of the Awards the vehicle has
won are the following:
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Consumer Reports
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Consumer Guide,
"Best Buy - Compact Cars Category"
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Consumer Reports,
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Edmunds.com,
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.
(July 31, 09)