Chrysler PT Cruiser production officially ends

Chrysler PT Cruiser production officially ends

Just a week after the last Dodge Viper rolled off the line in Detroit (read news), production of a second iconic Chrysler Group model, the PT Cruiser, has ended at the Toluca plant in Mexico.

Originally penned as a Plymouth model, the retro-shaped and hot rod styled compact crossover ended up in the market back in 2000 with the Chrysler badge. Its polarising design was the work of Brian Nesbit who later on moved over to GM.

Many people don’t know that the PT Cruiser was originally conceived more as an attention-grabber than a high-volume seller but the surprisingly practical crossover turned out to be so successful that buyers joined waiting lists. For a while it was the best-selling Chrysler-brand vehicle, but without a new model its bloodlines have been left to fade away.

Check out some images of the PT Cruiser in the gallery below.

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