PT Cruiser mania has spread through Europe, where the vehicle is sold out for six months, says Steven J. Landry, president of Chrysler Jeep Automotive, DaimlerChrysler AG's European Chrysler-Jeep Div. The automaker expects to sell 12,000 to 13,000 PTs this year and 35,000 next year. Buyers already are ordering PTs with Mercedes 1.6L and 2.2L common rail diesels, even though they won't be available until September 2001. Total Chrysler Western European sales through August total 118,000 units, ...

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