Chrysler Drives Home With Truck-Load of Awards From NAIAS

17 January 2001

Chrysler Group Drives Home With Truck-Load of Awards From North American International Auto Show
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Chrysler Group drove home from this year's North 
American International Auto Show with seven awards for its strong lineup of cars, 
trucks, sport-utility vehicles and minivans.

    "Between Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge, we have one of the greatest product
and brand portfolios in the industry," said Dieter Zetsche, President and
Chief Executive Officer, DaimlerChrysler Corp.  "All of us at the Chrysler
Group take great pride and celebrate when prestigious third-party
organizations pay us the ultimate compliment by bestowing their top awards on
our products."

    Chrysler PT Cruiser earned four awards: North American Car of the Year,
African Americans On Wheels Car of the Year, and two awards from American
Woman Road & Travel, Car of the Year: "Most Likely to Succeed" and Classic:
"Most Likely to be Remembered."

    The all-new 2001 Chrysler Town & Country earned Best Minivan: "Most
Versatile" from American Woman Road & Travel and "Most Significant Multi-
Passenger Vehicle at the North American International Auto Show 2001" from
Eyes on Design.  Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee drove home with a prestigious Polk
Automotive Loyalty Award.

    To date, following is a complete list of Chrysler Group awards earned for
the 2001 model year:

    --  AAA, Top Car - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  AAA, Top Car - 2001 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
    --  AAA, Top Car - 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan
    --  African Americans on Wheels, Car of the Year - 2001 Chrysler PT
Cruiser
    --  American Woman Road & Travel, Car of the Year: Most Likely to Succeed
- 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  American Woman Road & Travel, Best in Class-Classic: Most Likely to Be
Remembered - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  American Woman Road & Travel, Best Minivan: Most Versatile - 2001
Chrysler Town & Country
    --  Austria Automobile Press 2000, Bronze Award - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), Best New Family
Sedan Under $25,000 - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, Best New Minivan - 2001
Dodge Grand Caravan
    --  Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, Best New Pickup - 2001
Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
    --  AutoWeek, America's Best - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Business Week, Products to Watch - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Car and Driver, 10Best - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Carguide Magazine, Best Sport Utility Vehicle - 2001 Dodge Durango
    --  Consumers Digest, Best Buy - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Consumers Digest, Best Buy - 2001 Dodge Stratus Sedan and Coupe
    --  Edmund's.com , Most Wanted Specialty SUV - 2001 Jeep Wrangler
    --  Edmund's.com , Most Wanted Crew Cab Pickup - 2001 Dodge Dakota
    --  Edmund's.com , Most Wanted Mid-size Coupe under $30,000 - 2001
Chrysler Sebring
    --  Edmund's.com , Most Significant Vehicle 2001 - 2001 Chrysler PT
Cruiser
    --  Eyes on Design, Most Significant Multi-Passenger Vehicle of the North
American International Auto Show 2001 - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country
    --  Fortune, Top Ten Pick of the Auto Show - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Fortune, Top Ten Pick of the Auto Show - 2001 Chrysler Voyager
    --  Four-Wheel & Off-Road, 4X4 of the Year - 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    --  Good Housekeeping, Automotive Satisfaction Award - 2001 Chrysler Town
& Country
    --  Guide De L'Auto, Best Minivan - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country
    --  Guide De L'Auto, Best Subcompact Car - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Los Angeles Car of the Year - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Motor Trend, Car of the Year - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Motoring 2001, Car of the Year - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country and
Dodge Caravan
    --  Motoring 2001, Best New Minivan - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country and
Dodge Caravan
    --  Motoring 2001, Best New Family Car - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  North American Car of the Year - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Northwest Automotive Press Association, Midsize SUV of the Year - 2001
Jeep Grand Cherokee
    --  Polk Automotive, Loyalty Award - 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    --  Popular Mechanics, Design & Engineering Award - 2001 Chrysler PT
Cruiser
    --  Popular Science, Best of What's New - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Popular Science, Best of What's New - 2001 Chrysler Sebring
Convertible
    --  The Sun (Britain), Car of the Year - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    --  Radio Journalists of Argentina, Best Medium Size Import Car - 2001
Chrysler Neon
    --  Wired Magazine, Most Wired Product Design - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser



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