Even if it was at the opposite end of desirable, it has inspired some owners to invest a lot of work in them. As a result, there are several copies out there that can run the quarter mile much quicker than some base V8-powered muscle cars from the modern day. The Chrysler PT Cruiser story ended in 2010, and the model remains a good example of why not all car designers should let their imagination run loose.
We reckon there aren't many enthusiasts who would want to see a brand-new take on this controversial machine, regardless of what it might hide under the hood, hence why we are convinced that we will never see one. Well, at least not with a retro-ish styling, as the Stellantis-owned brand could always apply this moniker on a future crossover, perhaps one featuring battery-electric power. And this recipe is easily achievable.
Things were kept simpler at the rear, where it retains almost every aspect of the real thing, save for the Chrysler emblem below the windscreen and the PT Cruiser logo on the left-hand side of the tailgate. From what we can tell, the wheels were given a special touch, too, and the whole car sports a lively color and a contrasting black roof.
This is a great example of rebadged engineering, and by applying this recipe, Stellantis could indeed bring the modern DS 3 to our market and sell it under a different brand with tweaked front and rear ends and not much else. But would it be a good idea to revive the PT Cruiser like this, or should the controversial-looking model stay dead and buried?