F A S T F A C T S – PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE

PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE

Description: Compact 2-door convertible

Model options:
Standard Touring GT
Wheelbase: 103.0 inches
Overall length: 168.8 inches

Engine size:
Standard: 2.4-L I4
Touring: 2.4-L I4 opt. turbo-charging
GT: 2.4-L I4 Turbo/HO

Transmissions:
Standard: Manual/5/NVG T350
Touring: Manual/5/NVG T350
Auto/4
GT: Manual/5/Getrag G288
Auto/4/AutoStick
Drive: Front
Steering: Power rack and pinion

Braking:
Standard: Power disc/drum
Touring: Power disc/drum, opt. ABS
GT: Power 4-disc, ABS/TCS

Air bags:
Standard: 2 (front)
Touring: 2 (front) + opt. 2 (side)
GT: 2 (front) + 2 (side)

EPA mileage est. city/hwy:
2.4-L M/5: 21/29 mpg
2.4-L A/4: 20/25 mpg

MSRP:
Standard: $ 19,995
Touring: $ 22,900
GT: $ 27,565

PT Cruiser Convertible is built at Chrysler’s assembly plant in Toluca, Mexico, where the PT Cruiser wagons come together.
From the outset there are three versions available as cast in a range of price points and power ratings.
The entry version, with the MSRP cut to $19,995, scores as the most affordable four-seat convertible in North America. It contains an efficient twin-cam 2.4-liter in-line-four engine and sporty five-speed manual transmission.
The plant musters 150 hp at 5100 rpm plus a torque rating of 165 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.
Standard on this issue labeled ‘Standard’ are items like 15-inch wheels and tires, air conditioning, white-faced analog instruments including a tachometer, performance-oriented seats covered in cloth fabric, power windows and door locks, an AM-FM radio with cassette deck and dual-stage frontal air bags.
The mid-level trim — ‘Touring’ — has 16-inch cast aluminum wheels and a price of $22,900.
PT Touring brings numerous performance options, such as a four-speed automatic transaxle or a turbo-charger applied to the 2.4-liter engine.
With the turbo boost, the plant’s output rises to 180 hp at 5100 rpm and 210 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The GT’s engine, lifted off the PT Turbo, races with 220 hp at 5100 rpm and torque running to 245 lb-ft between 2400 and 4500 rpm.
Top grade for PT Cruiser Convertible is the GT trim, which tallies to $27,565 and earns a high-output turbo.
Also aboard the PT GT is either a five-speed heavy-duty manual shifter by Getrag of Germany or an optional four-speed automatic with Chrysler’s AutoStick, which brings shift-it-yourself choices like a manual.
It has leather seats and more safety gear, such as side air bags and four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and traction controllers.

Chrysler announces a strategy as key to their new designs

The sporty 300C features an optional Hemi engine, new to the company’s passenger car lineup, and offers an impressive 340 horsepower.

The folks over at Daimler-Chrysler have been busy. Though their press conference featured smoke, mirrors and lights, there was nothing deceiving about the vehicles they rolled out or the statements Chrysler Group president and CEO Dieter Zetsche made. Chrylser is focusing a large part of their design and manufacturing on car-based vehicles that aim to satisfying all the needs and wants of today’s consumers.
Through the cinematic display of 4 of the newest Chrysler Group vehicles, one thing stood out most (and hopefully the rest of the auto industry is taking notice). These folks are armed with creative and innovative minds and they aren’t afraid to use them.
Over the next 36 months, the Chrysler Group plans to roll out an amazing 25 new vehicles with a strong emphasis on car-based body styles. Tuesday they gave the press another sample of what’s to come. Applause seemed to fill Cobo Arena once the fog settled and the press was able to see what the Chrysler Group was offering us. Taking the stage were the all-wheel drive, Hemi-powered 300C luxury sedan and Magnum Sport Wagon, and the cutting-edge Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country which both feature the “Stow ‘n’ Go” seating system.
The game plan for their massive vehicle production is all based off of 6 key strategy points which include Styling, Innovation, Emphasis on Safety, Quality, Environmental Awareness and Value.
The Chrysler 300C and Dodge Magnum take the stage at the North American Auto Show in Detroit.
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The Daimler-Chrysler brands are focused on developing vehicles that are bold and distinctive while providing a clear expression of their brand. Evidence of this can be found in the strong, front-end stylings of all 4 vehicles introduced at Tuesday’s press conference and which will be carried over onto more vehicles from the Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge brands.
Using these key points as reference for future designs and production, the company plans to roll out 9 new products for the model year and an amazing 25 vehicles are slated for release over the next 36 months.