Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:26 AM
I've seen the excuse thrown around the media that part of why the PT Cruiser wasn't updated, was because it was difficult to update such a retro and distinctive shape. Yet Mini has managed to do it with their current generation Cooper. The last gen didn't look all that much different, but the details were changed and, more importantly, the stuff that mattered (powertrains, interior, suspension tuning) were improved.
With that in mind, I decided to draw out what an next gen PT Cruiser may have looked like. It's not radically different, but the shape has been updated...more harmony between the character lines, steeper rake to the windshield, sharper greenhouse, side mirrors mounted to the sheet metal, more defined creases. At the same time, I went with more "retro" headlights, quad round units houses individually. I never really cared for the headlights on the current PT...they seemed oddly modern and out of place on such a retro car. I also decided to go with a full length grill...because I prefer the uninterrupted look. In my mind, this new PT would be built on a new platform, either what the Caliber is using or one of Fiat's platforms.
I also did a more modern interior design.
Hope you enjoy!
For reference, here is the photo I used as a reference:
Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:45 AM
Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:12 PM
Edited by CanadianBacon94, 11 July 2010 - 11:15 PM.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:21 PM
That looks cool. It's a shame that Chrysler didn't develop a gen 2 version of the PT Cruiser on the Caliber/Patriot/Compass platform. Using this platform for a gen 2 PT Cruiser would have made more sense than using it to develop the pointless Compass.
Who knows, if the Fiat alliance proves successful, maybe a new PT can be developed off a Fiat platform...a Multipla based PT could be interesting.
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