Production for Chrysler’s retro compact car has finally come to an end after ten years of business. First offered as a five-door hatchback in the 2000MY and then a two-door convertible in 2005, the PT Cruiser was first designed by Chrysler to meet the NHTSA’s criteria for a light truck. This was done in order to bring the average fuel efficiency of the company's light truck fleet into compliance with CAFE standards. With no real intent behind it other than a simple grading curve, the PT Cruiser never stood a chance at real success. So after a total of 1.35 million units worldwide, we must say goodbye to the PT Cruiser.
The 2010 PT Cruiser was offered with only one engine option: a 2.4L I-4 producing 150hp and 165lb-ft of torque. This engine was mated to a four-speed automatic.