August 14, 2002
Chrysler Squeezes Tangerine PT Cruiser Turbo into Lineup
Windsor, Ontario – Chrysler is serving up yet another slice of the segment-busting PT Cruiser. Drenched in Tangerine Pearl Coat paint, the new 2003 PT Dream Cruiser Series 2 will be available early next year as a limited production version of the Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Similar to the Inca Gold Dream Cruiser Series 1 introduced last year, the PT Dream Cruiser Series 2 is an exclusive vehicle for the customer who wants to make a splash on the street. The Tangerine Dream Cruiser Series 2 is yet another flavour of the Chrysler PT Cruiser. Together with the 215 horsepower High Output turbocharged engine, rear spoiler and unique interior and exterior treatment, the Dream Cruiser Series 2 will satisfy the desires of PT Cruiser owners who want to customize their vehicles and really pull away from the crowd.
Announced in conjunction with Detroit’s famed Woodward Dream Cruise, the Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 2 will begin production in January 2003. Production will be limited to 7,500 units for North American markets including 750 for Canada and 2,000 units for international markets, where the vehicle will be called “Chrysler PT Cruiser Series 2”. The Canadian Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for PT Dream Cruiser Series 2 will be $32,660 for the manual transaxle version and $33,890 for the automatic transaxle model.
In addition to unique exterior paint, the PT Dream Cruiser Series 2 will feature chrome bodyside moldings, a body-colour rear spoiler and 17-inch chrome wheels with Tangerine-coloured centre caps. “Dream Cruiser Series 2” badging with Tangerine accents also is included on the liftgate, while a “Dream Cruiser Series 2” plaque with the vehicle’s unique production sequence number appears on the instrument panel centre stack.
Other interior accents include a punchy combination of Tangerine and Dark Slate. The bold contrast is evident as soon as the PT Dream Cruiser Series 2 door is opened, revealing Tangerine door bolsters and performance seats with Tangerine perforated Radar leather inserts. Matching Tangerine cues also appear on the cluster bezel, the passenger air bag door and on the front floor mats, which are embroidered with the “Dream Cruiser” logo.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel with perforated Radar leather inserts and a centre horn area with an integral Chrysler winged badge are standard equipment in the PT Dream Cruiser Series 2. A chrome shift bezel (for automatic transaxle-equipped vehicles), a chrome shaft gear shift lever with a satin silver shift knob and special chrome door lock knobs complete with interior.