DaimlerChrysler to Build and Sell More than 100,000 PT Cruisers Next Year
16 August 1999DaimlerChrysler to Build and Sell More than 100,000 PT Cruisers Next Year, Stark's News Service Interactive Reports
CHICAGO, Aug. 13 -- DaimlerChrysler AG, a major maker and seller of cars, will build and sell more than 100,000 units of retro-type, Chrysler PT Cruiser model cars in North America next year, Stark's News Service Interactive (http://www.starks-news.com ) reported today. SNS Interactive also disclosed that mass production of the 2001 model vehicles will begin at a DaimlerChrysler car-making plant in Toluca, Mexico, during February 2000. An assembly line at the facility, formerly used to manufacture Neon-branded compact cars, will be re-tooled by the end of this year to accommodate production of Chrysler PT Cruiser cars, the news service added. It noted that Dodge PT Cruisers will be spun off the Chrysler-branded vehicles and sold in North America starting in the 2002 model year. Chrysler PT Cruisers will be made and sold with right- and left-hand drive. Nearly 93-1/2 percent of the cars to be built during the first year of production will be designed with left-hand drive, the respected on-line news service disclosed in a detailed report.