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DaimlerChrysler Prices All-New 2000 Neon

30 December 1998

DaimlerChrysler Sets Price On All-New 2000 Neon

The 2000 Dodge Neon

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 -- DaimlerChrysler Corporation announced today its U.S. introductory prices for the all-new 2000 Dodge and Plymouth Neon, the first car of the new millennium. The retail base price for the four-door model will be $12,890, including a $500 destination charge.

The 2000 Neon has been significantly refined with a wide range of interior features and ride characteristics that add even more value and sophistication to the car. Enhancements include full-framed doors for a quieter ride, new rear end and tail lamp designs, and more pronounced wheel arches for a smoother, more substantial appearance. Inside, the new Neon features a completely redesigned, ergonomically friendly package.

"When we introduced the first Neon in 1994, we offered an unmatched combination of roominess, fun and affordability that raised the standard for compact cars," said Thomas W. Sidlik, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Small Car Operations. "The 2000 Neon takes that standard even higher by adding a level of refinement never before seen in the compact class."

The Neon debuted in January, 1994 as a compact car with a surprising number of unexpected features -- and set a new standard in the marketplace. Dodge and Plymouth add new surprises with the 2000 Neon, which features a substantially quieter ride, increased interior and cargo space, and a feature content level traditionally reserved for more expensive vehicles.

"We've made many traditional options standard because the small car customer demands more," said Cindy Hess, Vice President, Small Car Platform Engineering.

Additional standard equipment in the introductory "D" package on the 2000 model includes an AM/FM cassette with six premium speakers, floor mats, rear defroster and four cup holders. Neon also comes with an optional "G" package for a net price of $1,760 that includes air conditioning, a sentry remote keyless entry system, tilt steering wheel, and power windows and door locks.

The 2000 Dodge and Plymouth Neons go on sale in the first quarter of 1999. They are manufactured at DaimlerChrysler's Belvidere, Illinois assembly plant.