With the introduction of the PT Cruiser Chrysler have created a distinctive vehicle that defy's convention.
The PT Cruiser evolved from the two-door Pronto Cruizer concept car to become a larger than life reality. Its distinctive looks are reminiscent of the American hot rod and ZZ Tops’ classic rock track ‘gimme all your lovin’ comes to mind whenever one passes by.
‘PT’ stands for personal transportation which is the perfect description for a such a versatile vehicle. However, with such an extrovert exterior it would be easy to overlook the Cruisers practical side and a 2.2 Common Rail Diesel model has now been introduced to satisfy the ever growing demand for diesel fuel economy combined with MPV practicality.
Chrysler PT Cruiser Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Limited|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.1 seconds|
|Top Speed||114 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||50.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||3|
|Warranty||3-year/60,000 mile warranty|
7-year/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee
3-year roadside emergency cover
|Price (when tested on the 13/03/04)||£ 17,200|