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8 July 2019

PT Cruiser scores a modern makeover

By Mitchell TulkMitchell Tulk

Safe to say no-one misses Chrysler’s ugly duckling, the PT Cruiser.

Its retro ‘50s styling combined with the rounded ‘90s shape left the hatch looking like a steaming pile of mess.

Marouane Bembli is trying to do the impossible and fix Chrysler’s mistakes, by redesigning the PT Cruiser with the magic of Photoshop.

Known on YouTube as “The Sketch Monkey”, Marouane specialises in reshaping cars, specifically older vehicles, which he reimagines as 2019 models.

Taking inspiration from the brand’s current design language, the rear gets squared-out with built in exhaust tips, a lip spoiler, modern alloy wheels and a lightbar connecting the tail-lights.

Up front, the grille and headlights are taken from the 300 sedan, but modified to better fit the Cruiser’s shape.  

And just like that, Chrysler’s ugly duckling has grown up into a beautiful swan.

Should the PT Cruiser make a comeback? Let us know in the comments.