DCSA has launched budget versions of its Chrysler PT Cruiser to add value to a very stylish, eccentric car.DCSA has launched budget versions of its Chrysler PT Cruiser to add value to a very stylish, eccentric car.


The PT Cruiser Classic 2,2 CRD is fitted with DaimlerChrysler's CRD power unit, derived from a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine. The 2,2-litre engine features direct injection, an IHI turbocharger with a mixed flow turbine and produces 89 kW at 4 200 r/min and 300 N.m of torque between 1 600 and 2 600 r/min.


The PT Cruiser Classic 2,0L utilises the same DOHC, 16-valve unit employed in the PT Cruiser since its launch in 2001. The 2,0-litre sequential multi-point fuel injected engine produces 104kW at 5 600 r/min and 188 N.m of torque at 4 400 r/min.


Both derivatives are only available with a five-speed manual gearbox.


DaimlerChrysler Financial Services - under the branding of Chrysler and Jeep Finance - have created a number of aggressive finance options for all such products. "Applying fixed below-prime interest rates and guaranteed buy back options allow customers increased value, " the company claims.


Visually, the PT Cruiser Classic differs little from its Touring and Limited siblings. Most noticeably, the vehicle loses the alloy rims available on the other models. It has 15-inch steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers. The front fog lamps and body side mouldings have also been omitted. Roof rails are also not available, as is now customary on all the PT Cruisers sold in South Africa.

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