Chrysler releases Final Edition of PT Cruiser in NZ

Chrysler releases Final Edition of PT Cruiser in NZ

It’s been ten years since the hot-rod styled Chrysler PT Cruiser first appeared in New Zealand, and a special anniversary edition has been released.

The Final Edition of the iconic PT Cruiser, which is now on sale, has been confirmed as the last shipment for the Kiwi market.

When the last of the 50 special versions has been sold, the chapter on PT Cruiser will come to an end, with its replacement at least another year away as Chrysler works with its new partner Fiat to create an equally impressive successor.

“Interest in the Final Edition has been strong and it is a fitting way to say goodbye to what has become a modern automotive icon,” says Todd Grove, Divisional Manager, Chrysler Group at Sime Darby Automobiles NZ.

“Few cars have made a style statement in quite the same way as the PT Cruiser and it still looks as different on the road today as it did ten years ago. It will be sad to see it finally disappear from our model range, but the good thing about the Chrysler Group is that we have other vehicles that are equally individual in their styling, including a model that can take the place of the PT Cruiser — the Dodge Caliber.”

The 2.4-litre-powered PT Cruiser Final Edition is available only in a ‘brilliant black’ paint finish and deep tint sunscreen glass, set off with a solid billet chrome aluminium front grille, chrome body side trims & door handles, and 17-inch SRT design alloy wheels. Special features of the cabin include premium cloth trim with heated front seats and 6-disc CD audio system with Boston Acoustics premium speakers and 368W amplifier. Each vehicle is sold with a personalised plate covering PT 001 to PT 050.

The PT Cruiser has been an international success story since it was first shown as a concept car in the late 1990s. The car was put into production in a new factory at Toluca in Mexico in 2000 and for much of the first year supply was unable to match demand.

The combination of its one-of-kind exterior styling, interior flexibility and space struck a chord with buyers looking for something different.

Over 1.3 million PT Cruisers have been built and sold into more than 60 countries around the world.

To maintain on-going interest in the model, Chrysler has released occasional special editions in limited numbers, including the Route 66, Dream Cruiser and Sunset Boulevard. A convertible has also been sold in New Zealand.

It’s been ten years since the hot-rod styled Chrysler PT Cruiser first appeared in New Zealand, and a special anniversary edition has been released.

The Final Edition of the iconic PT Cruiser, which is now on sale, has been confirmed as the last shipment for the Kiwi market.

When the last of the 50 special versions has been sold, the chapter on PT Cruiser will come to an end, with its replacement at least another year away as Chrysler works with its new partner Fiat to create an equally impressive successor.

“Interest in the Final Edition has been strong and it is a fitting way to say goodbye to what has become a modern automotive icon,” says Todd Grove, Divisional Manager, Chrysler Group at Sime Darby Automobiles NZ.

“Few cars have made a style statement in quite the same way as the PT Cruiser and it still looks as different on the road today as it did ten years ago. It will be sad to see it finally disappear from our model range, but the good thing about the Chrysler Group is that we have other vehicles that are equally individual in their styling, including a model that can take the place of the PT Cruiser — the Dodge Caliber.”

The 2.4-litre-powered PT Cruiser Final Edition is available only in a ‘brilliant black’ paint finish and deep tint sunscreen glass, set off with a solid billet chrome aluminium front grille, chrome body side trims & door handles, and 17-inch SRT design alloy wheels. Special features of the cabin include premium cloth trim with heated front seats and 6-disc CD audio system with Boston Acoustics premium speakers and 368W amplifier. Each vehicle is sold with a personalised plate covering PT 001 to PT 050.

The PT Cruiser has been an international success story since it was first shown as a concept car in the late 1990s. The car was put into production in a new factory at Toluca in Mexico in 2000 and for much of the first year supply was unable to match demand.

The combination of its one-of-kind exterior styling, interior flexibility and space struck a chord with buyers looking for something different.

Over 1.3 million PT Cruisers have been built and sold into more than 60 countries around the world.

To maintain on-going interest in the model, Chrysler has released occasional special editions in limited numbers, including the Route 66, Dream Cruiser and Sunset Boulevard. A convertible has also been sold in New Zealand.

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