March 5, 2002
Chrysler to build convertible PT Cruiser
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Geneva, Switzerland – The Chrysler Group announced it will build a production version of its Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible concept car.
The production version of the two-door, four-seater Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible (Cabrio in Europe) will be revealed at a later date and debut in showrooms in early 2004. The PT Cruiser convertible concept was first unveiled at the 2001 New York Auto Show.
“We were overwhelmed by the positive consumer and media response when we took the wraps off the original Convertible Styling Study,” said Dieter Zetsche, Chrysler Group President and CEO. “In fact, an Internet poll taken immediately after the unveiling showed that almost 90 percent loved the vehicle and begged us to build it.”
Production of the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2004 at the Toluca Assembly Plant in Mexico.