At least for now, the PT Cruiser is safe, provided you don’t want a convertible. Chrysler will announce today that it is discontinuing the soft top version of the PT Cruiser, along with dropping the Crossfire, the Pacifica, and the Dodge Magnum, as previously rumored. The Jeep Commander survives.
The Canadian Auto Workers union’s not thrilled to see two brands made in Canada bite the dust. The Magnum is made in Brampton, Ontario and the Pacifica is made in Windsor, Ontario. However, Chrysler will pick up some of the lost production as it begins assembling the new Dodge Challenger and takes over construction of the right-hand drive 300 from Magna, a Canadian-based supplier.