Chrysler Group unveiled the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible styling study at the New York motor show today.

To create the two-door drop-top from the five-door original, the designers lowered the header and roof and restyled the rear wheel flares and rear quarter panels to accommodate the newly designed longer doors.

Body-coloured bumpers and a chromed grille were included to reinforce the customised look of the convertible which sits 1.5 inches lower than the five-door.

The concept is finished in a deep blue pearl-finish paint while the interior features a dark taupe and light pearl beige colour scheme with cognac and body-colour blue accents.

The PT Cruiser convertible seats four in 'theatre-style seating'. Translation: rear passengers sit higher than the front passengers for a better view.

A speaker and a mesh storage pocket have been added to the longer front door trim panels and a recessed arm rest and courtesy light are in each rear quarter panel.

The rear and front passenger seats fold down for easy storage, providing pass-through for long items like golf clubs, skis or surf boards.

The top is power-operated and the wheels are 19 inch cast aluminum with custom-made Michelin 225/35 ZR19 tyres.

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