Further exploiting the nostalgic value of its retro wagon, the Chrysler Group this fall will offer chrome on the '03 PT Cruiser Touring and Limited Edition models sold in North America and overseas. What better way to echo past Chrysler models such as the '27 Imperial and '34 Airflow?

The Chrome Accents package features a monotone, body-color grille with chrome horizontal bars and monotone, body-color front fascia with horizontal chrome bars on the lower opening. Chrome molding encircles the entire vehicle, and there are lower chrome bodyside moldings, as well.

Inside, the Cruiser has brushed chrome front door scuff plates engraved with a “PT Cruiser” logo, chrome shift bezel for automatic-transaxle models and chrome door handles and door lock knobs.

Price for that extra gleam is $1,270 on Touring Edition models and $595 as an option on Limited Edition models.