The quirky retro-inspired Chrysler PT Cruiser has ended its life as a series production model back in 2009 but we do see how fans can breathe a new lease of life into such popular models.
The PT Cruiser was arguably one of the worst-built Chrysler models but that hasn’t stopped customers from becoming fans of its quirky retro-inspired design that was almost unique among its family-oriented compact minivan peers. And now we can see an “all-new” PT Cruiser, dubbed the Widebody as it has morphed from its retro-inspired hatchback roots to a new two-door pickup form. No family allowed here since the redesign process got rid of the rear passenger places and replaced it and the trunk with a custom truck bed with a matching tonneau cover. The PT Cruiser Widebody also got a pretty spectacular wide body kit that comes packing a host of changes: new bumpers, extended fenders, and special side skirts. A creation of Bulgaria-based Carbon Motors, the camouflage-wrapped PT Cruiser also got a bespoke interior job to match the car’s pretty unique styling.
Inside the cabin we’ll find the client approved a two-tone design with premium leather upholstery on the seats, dashboard, and door panels. Also new is the custom center console and leather-wrapped A-pillars. Since no word has perspired about the technical details, we can imagine the engine remained unchanged – at the time the PT Cruiser could be had with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that delivered either 150 bhp (112 kW) and 165 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque or 230 bhp (171 kW) and 245 lb-ft (332 Nm) of torque thanks to a turbo upgrade.