Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser

2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser
Chrysler Press Release

Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 2009Chrysler kicked off the annual Woodward Dream Cruise today at Duggan's Irish Pub with the introduction of a special-edition PT Cruiser. Announced in conjunction with Detroit's famed Woodward Dream Cruise, the new 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 will be available this fall (USA) as a limited-production version of the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

"Chrysler PT Dream Cruisers are about individuality and uniqueness, and for 2009 we modernised our next factory-customised edition," said Larry Lyons, Vice President – Car and Minivan Product Team, Chrysler LLC. "The new 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 embodies a contemporary theme with a distinctive two-tone exterior and the use of unique exterior and interior materials."

As the 14th factory-customised Chrysler PT Cruiser, the new 2009 PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 features new detailed design elements. A contrasting two-tone theme with a Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl painted roof and hoop spoiler distinguish this PT Cruiser. All-new cross-hatched, upper and lower solid billet aluminium grilles are individually milled and machined for a true sense of customisation. New 17-inch SRT Design wheels provide an athletic stance while filling up Chrysler PT Cruiser's uniquely styled large fenders. Chromed body-side trim mouldings provide subtle highlights, and the new boldly designed "PT" front-passenger and driver's-side door badges hammer home PT's individuality, reliability and street cruising credibility.

Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 2009"Our Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 utilises Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl to accentuate body lines while enhancing side rails and windows, giving PT Cruiser a sleek appearance with a visually lower roof," said Joe Dehner, Vice President – Small, Family and Premium Vehicle Design. "With the addition of 17-inch SRT Design wheels, bold billet grilles inspired from the DUB Edition Chrysler 300, chrome accents draped all over our Midnight White Pearl Coat paint—the latest Dream Cruiser delivers a new style that accentuates PT Cruiser's individuality."

The contrasting Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl paint theme continues inside the vehicle's Pastel Slate Gray interior and surrounds the chromed ring air vents and gauges on the instrument panel. New Embossed Momentum seat fabric has a performance feel, detailed look and expressive design via secondary layered silver accents. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with bright silver accents provides a great view to the large satin-silver finished gauge cluster with chromed rings. Premium floor mats and door-entry sill plates add a final touch to this special-edition Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Chrysler is limiting production of its 14th factory-customised PT Cruiser to 1,750 units for the 2009 model year. The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 will be USD$22,700, which includes USD$670 for destination.

Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 2009Based off of the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser that arrives this fall, the Dream Cruiser Series 5 is available with two fuel-efficient 2.4-litre powertrains that are perfect for cruising any avenue. The standard 2.4-litre naturally aspirated 16-valve engine produces 150 horsepower (112 kW) and 165 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque and is coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission. This engine achieves 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. A potent 180-horsepower (134 kW) turbo-charged 2.4-litre is available, providing 210 lb-ft (285 Nm) of torque to the pavement while achieving 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

The 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 is well appointed with standard equipment including: power windows with auto-down function on both front windows, AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player, MP3-play capability and auxiliary audio input jack, 65/35 fold/tumble/removable rear seats, a center console with sliding armrest and storage, Chrysler signature analogue clock, compass, temperature display, air conditioning, manually adjustable front seats with seat heaters, front dome lamp, cargo compartment lamp, floor mats, 12-volt center instrument panel power outlet, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio, cruise control and leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-steering column. To top off interior appointments, a 368-watt Boston Acoustics premium sound system and power sun roof are available.

Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 2009Standard exterior equipment includes body-colour front and rear fascias, body-colour fog lamp surrounds, Chrysler winged badge on the hood and liftgate, upper and lower billet aluminium cross-hatch pattern grilles, chromed door handles, chromed body-side mouldings, chromed stainless steel exhaust tip (on turbo), 17-inch SRT Design wheels with all-season performance tyres, unique 'PT' door badging, PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 tailgate badge, fog lamps and a Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl hoop spoiler to match the accented roof. Exclusive Midnight White Pearl Coat exterior paint completes the dramatic look.

The limited-edition 2009 PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 also includes more than 25 standard safety and security features found on the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser, including standard front-seat-mounted side air bags, Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS), new advanced driver and front-passenger multi-stage front air bags with the Occupant Classification System (OCS), Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat anchor system, brake/park interlock, lap and shoulder seat belts in all positions, rear-door child protection locks, remote keyless entry with illuminated entry, Sentry Key engine immobiliser, speed-sensitive power locks, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes with low-speed traction control (ABS) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

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