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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hot Off the "Grille" 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5

I realize that the video itself is a slap-dash, for media use only conglomeration, but how much did they spend on the unveiling of the 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5? I'm guessing fifty bucks. This is the 14th factory-customized limited-edition Chrysler PT Cruiser, but only the 5th in the "Dream Cruiser Series". I'm not so taken with this edition. I find the chrome plated, ~4 mil. thick, billet grille a bit overwrought--I think it would look better without the chrome.

The 5-Series...oops, I mean Series 5, will set you back $22,700 when it arrives at dealerships this fall. Only 1,750 will be produced for the U.S. market.

Here's how Chrysler describes the car:

As the 14th factory-customized 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 aluminum grilles are individually milled and machined for a true
sense of customization. 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 moldings 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.

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

You can check out the full press release and promo photos by clicking here.

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