The eye-catching appeal of the Chrysler PT Cruiser is to be broadened even further following the introduction of a limited edition model – the PT Cruiser Electric.
Just 200 of these special examples will be made available towards the end of June and with a lusty 1996 cc engine, stunning good looks, and bright ‘Electric Blue’ paint as standard, the cars are not expected to be left sitting in the showrooms for long.
Based on the PT Cruiser 2.0 Classic with manual gearbox, the special edition Electric will also gain 16-inch alloy wheels and unique ‘PT Cruiser Electric’ badging. The car is priced at £13,500 on the road.
The 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine delivers 140 bhp (104 kW) and 139 lb.ft (188 Nm) of torque for a blend of lively performance and impressive fuel consumption. The front-wheel drive PT Cruiser accelerates from 0-62 mph in 11.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 118 mph. It is capable of 31.7 mpg economy on the combined cycle.
The new edition is announced just as Chrysler celebrates its 12,000th PT Cruiser sale. The car was launched in the UK in July 2000 and has steadily built a following of owners impressed with its styling, looks and versatility.
Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK said: "There’s still no mistaking a PT Cruiser when you see them on the road. It’s just that something special about them that sets them apart from the crowd and I know this ‘Electric’ edition will continue that trend.
"I am delighted that we have reached the 12,000 mark with PT Cruiser and I am sure we will go on to achieve even greater figures."
As with all Chrysler models, the PT Cruiser Electric comes with a full peace-of-mind warranty package which provides three years/60,000-mile cover plus seven years/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty and three years roadside emergency cover.Published 14 June 2003