DaimlerChrysler Press Release) More
power and a new interior and exterior design upgrades take the
already "too cool to categorize" Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible to
new heights in 2006.
"The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible maintains its
one-of-a-kind styling and flexibility," said Jeff Bell, Vice
President – Chrysler. "For 2006, we've increased the horsepower,
refined the exterior and updated the interior to ensure that the
Chrysler PT Convertible continues to grow in the hot small specialty
New for 2006, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible gets updated front
and rear fascias, including a new front grille with the Chrysler
winged badge and chrome accents, new headlamps and fog lamps. The
available high-output turbo engine gets a power boost, with 230
horsepower and 245 lb.-ft. of torque, compared with the previous 220
The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible also gets an all-new
interior, including new seat trim and fabrics. A new instrument
panel has a Satin Silver finish and features larger, more visible
graphics, new flush shutoff air vents and a Chrysler Signature
analog clock. Also new for 2006, the radio is mounted higher in the
center stack, and a passenger grab handle has been added to the
right side of the instrument panel to make it easier for passengers
to get in and out of the vehicle. A new dampened door opening
provides increased capacity in the glove box. Front cup holders on
the GT model get bright accents.
A new center console with a sliding armrest and covered storage
space replaces the previous seat-mounted armrests and front
passenger seat storage bin for the 2006 model year. This console
includes a battery-fed power outlet for cell-phone charging and two
fold-out cup holders for passengers in the back seat. New radio
options include a Boston Acoustics® premium sound system that
features six premium speakers and a 368-watt amplifier. All Chrysler
PT Cruiser Convertible models also get MP3 play capability in the
2006 model year.
New convenience features for the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible for
2006 include an available six-way power adjustable driver seat with
manual lumbar adjuster and an Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC), which is more refined and allows owners to customize and
easily adjust their personal settings. This new EVIC includes
compass and temperature display, audio information, fuel economy,
distance to empty and elapsed time.
Several updates to the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible also
make this already quiet convertible even quieter.
"We've made many reductions in road and powertrain noise, which
combine to create an overall quieter driving experience," said Larry
Lyons, Vice President – Front-Wheel-Drive Product Team.
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.
With 84.3 cu. ft. of space and 13.3 cu. ft. of pass-through luggage
volume, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible maintains its leadership
in the segment, offering more interior cargo volume than its
competitors. Seats may be configured in nine different ways,
including a position that creates a pass-through trunk opening.
In addition to its one-of-a-kind heritage PT Cruiser styling, the
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible boasts a power convertible soft
top, 10 inches more rear legroom than its competitors, storage space
large enough to fit at least two golf bags or similar lifestyle
equipment, two available turbo engine options and an exceptionally
The Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible is available in two models for
2006: Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Touring and Chrysler PT
Cruiser Convertible GT.