Chrysler PT Cruiser

From Chrysler press: For the 2006 model year, the Chrysler PT Cruiser got the face of Chrysler, an all-new interior, improved performance and a boost of power. Chrysler increased the PT Cruiser’s horsepower, refined the exterior, and aimed to improve every interior detail.

New for 2006, the Chrysler PT Cruiser gets updated front and rear fascia, including a new front grille with the Chrysler winged badge and chrome accents, new headlamps that feature a scallop along the bottom edge, and new round fog lamps. A new body-color spoiler on the lift gate provides improved aerodynamics.

Chrysler also pumps up the power on the PT Cruiser, giving the available High-Output Turbo engine a power boost for 2006, now rated at 230 horsepower (171.5 kW) and 245 lb.-ft. (332 N•m) of torque, up from the previous 220 horsepower.

To reduce road noise, the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser has an all-new acoustic package, which includes improved sealing around the doors, windows, rear floor pan and reverberant cavity area, as well as increased sound absorption in the trim panels.

New improvements to the sealing around the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, as well as added insulation in the dashboard, reduce powertrain noise.

Wind noise has also been reduced by the use of redesigned inner belt seals in the door and added foam in the A-pillar.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser will be available in four models for the 2006 model year: Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring, Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited and Chrysler PT Cruiser GT.

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