Chrysler Group Reports December 2003 Sales Increase of 2 Percent

* December is Third Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Sales Gains * Chrysler Pacifica Posts Eighth Month of Increased Sales; Dodge Durango Continues Sales Momentum, Selling Nearly 10,000 Units in December * Dodge Ram Has Best Year Ever * Chrysler Group Sales Increase Five Percent for Fourth Quarter

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 5 -- Chrysler Group reported sales of 182,831 units in December 2003, up two percent compared to December 2002 sales of 172,494 units. December represents the third consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales are calculated on a day-rate basis.

"We gained tremendous momentum in the second half of 2003 with sales of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica and the all-new 2004 Dodge Durango," said Gary Dilts, Chrysler Group Senior Vice President - Sales. "Those new products, along with strong sales within our existing core products, are what pushed the Chrysler Group to achieve three consecutive months of sales increases."

Chrysler Pacifica sold 8,459 units, an all-time monthly high for the Pacifica since its introduction last year, and a 14 percent increase over November 2003 when 7,142 units were sold. Yearly sales of the Pacifica totaled 56,656 units.

"Selling almost 8,500 units clearly establishes the Chrysler Pacifica as a segment leader," said Dilts.

Dodge brand sales totaled 95,299 for the month. Showcased by the all-new 2004 model, the Dodge Durango continued its strong sales performance with 9,694 units sold in December, representing a 26 percent gain above the 7,427 units sold in December 2002.

"The strong launch of the Dodge Durango shows that we hit the mark with styling, features and price," said Dilts. "Consumers recognize the great value Durango offers as a large SUV, and we expect stronger performance going forward."

Dodge Ram set the pace for the Dodge brand with three new sales records. Dodge Ram had its best December ever, with 40,119 units sold, an 11 percent increase, eclipsing the previous record of 34,812 units in December 2002.

For the fourth quarter, Dodge Ram sold 115,222 units, a new fourth quarter record and 23 percent more than the fourth quarter 2002. Yearly totals for the Dodge Ram were a record 449,371 units, a dramatic increase of 13 percent versus 2002 when 396,934 units were sold.

The Chrysler brand finished 2003 on a strong note with 42,659 units sold in December, a 33 percent increase over December 2002 when 30,883 units were sold.

December was the best month of the year for the Jeep(R) brand with 44,873 units sold. That was down six percent from a record-setting December 2002, when 45,751 units were sold. Jeep Wrangler had a strong month, selling 6,099 units, increasing 16 percent over December 2002. For the year, Wrangler sold 70,093 units, improving nine percent over 2002.

Fourth quarter sales for the Chrysler Group were 506,305 units, a five percent increase over 2002 fourth quarter sales of 481,587 units.

Chrysler Group finished 2003 with 2,127,451 units sold in the U.S., a decrease of four percent from 2002 when 2,205,446 units were sold.

"The economy is improving. Our fourth quarter sales increase over last year has clearly established momentum for the Chrysler Group as we transition into 2004 and prepare to launch nine new products into the marketplace," said Dilts. "Dodge Ram and our existing core products carried the load for 2003. The Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Durango have generated excitement and anticipation about our upcoming products for 2004. We have laid the foundation for a strong 2004."

Other highlights for December 2003 include:

* Chrysler PT Cruiser sold 10,442 units, an increase of 21 percent over the 8,332 units sold in December 2002.

* Dodge Neon sales increased seven percent to 8,209 units, versus December 2002 when 7,387 units were sold.

* Chrysler Group finished the month with 521,137 units of inventory, or a 74-day supply.

    DaimlerChrysler Corporation U.S. Sales Summary Thru December 2003
                  Month Sales       DR %        Sales CYTD       DR %
     Model      Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change   Curr Yr     Pr Yr   Change
  Sebring         8,445    5,601    45%     100,109   112,367    -11%
  Concorde        1,260    2,583   -53%      28,519    31,611    -10%
  300M            1,441    2,360   -41%      24,910    32,375    -23%
  LHS                 0        0     0%           0       552   -100%
  Prowler             5       39   -88%         516     1,328    -61%
  Crossfire         611        0              4,021         0
  CHRYSLER CAR   11,762   10,583     7%     158,075   178,233    -11%
  PT Cruiser     10,442    8,332    21%     107,759   138,260    -22%
  Pacifica        8,459        0     0%      56,656         0      0%
  Voyager         2,588    1,911    30%      20,333    37,392    -46%
  Town & Country  9,408   10,057   -10%     120,767   126,378     -4%
  CHRYSLER TRUCK 30,897   20,300    46%     305,515   302,030      1%
  CHRYSLER BRAND 42,659   30,883    33%     463,590   480,263     -3%
  Wrangler        6,099    5,072    16%      70,093    64,351      9%
  Liberty        15,600   16,555    -9%     162,987   171,212     -5%
  Grand Cherokee 23,174   24,124    -8%     207,479   224,233     -7%
  JEEP BRAND     44,873   45,751    -6%     440,559   459,796     -4%
       CP CAR    11,762   10,583     7%     158,075   178,838    -12%
       CPJ TRUCK 75,770   66,051    10%     746,074   761,826     -2%
  CPJ DIVISION   87,532   76,634    10%     904,149   940,664     -4%
  Neon            8,209    7,387     7%     120,101   126,118     -5%
  Stratus         6,680    8,307   -23%      99,924   109,233     -9%
  Intrepid        3,097    7,919   -62%      76,473   111,356    -31%
  Viper             132       77    65%       2,103     1,511     39%
  DODGE CAR      18,118   23,690   -26%     298,601   348,218    -14%
  Dakota          7,544    8,581   -15%     111,273   130,712    -15%
  Ram P/U        40,119   34,812    11%     449,371   396,934     13%
  Caravan        18,853   19,236    -6%     233,394   244,911     -5%
  Durango         9,694    7,427    26%     108,010   106,925      1%
  Ram Van/Wagon     632    2,114   -71%      20,712    37,082    -44%
  Sprinter Van      339        0     0%       1,941         0      0%
  DODGE   TRUCK  77,181   72,170     3%     924,701   916,564      1%
  DODGE DIVISION 95,299   95,860    -4%   1,223,302 1,264,782     -3%
  TOTAL CAR      29,880   34,273   -16%     456,676   527,056    -13%
  TOTAL TRUCK   152,951  138,221     6%   1,670,775 1,678,390      0%
  TOTAL CAR &
   TRUCK        182,831  172,494     2%   2,127,451 2,205,446     -4%
  Total Minivan  30,849   31,204    -5%     374,494   408,681     -8%
  Total Sport
   Utility       54,567   53,178    -1%     548,569   566,721     -3%
  Selling Days       26       25                307       307

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