At the recent Woodward Dream Cruise event in Southeast Michigan, Chrysler has revealed its new take on the PT Cruiser retro-car. Officially called Pacific Coast Highway Edition, this is just another attempt to spur sales of the ageing car. By the way, this spring the American car manufacturer announced that it had sold a million of these compact vehicles that are currently built on their Toluca plant in Mexico.
The customized 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Pacific Coast Highway Edition comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-banger capable to produce 150 of maximum horsepower and to travel about 29 miles per one gallon of gasoline.
On the exterior, the PT Cruiser PCH Edition is painted in rich Ocean Blue color that looks great together with chrome grille, door handles, side molding and tail-pipe. The platinum-clad 17-inch alloy wheels finish the picture.
Interior also looks pretty good on the photos, but it is still not clear which sorts of plastics and upholstery were used there.
Chrysler plans to charge as low as $20,735 for a PT Cruiser PCH Edition with a manual gear box and $21,570 with an automatic.
On the U.S. market the PT Cruiser competes against the Kia Soul, Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix.