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2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Named 'Best People Mover' By New England Motor Press Association

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - After conducting extensive winter weather driving tests over the past four months, members of the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) named the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited as "Best People Mover" for the third year in a row.

"With freezing rain, sleet and snow, New England roads provide some of the most severe winter weather driving conditions for all of the vehicles that we test," said NEMPA President Gerry Miles. "Armed with all-wheel drive, the Chrysler Town & Country Limited is in a class by itself. It offers the ultimate minivan package in terms of luxury, features, comfort and ride and handling."

"It's an honor to continue to receive awards in a category that we invented 16 years ago," said Frank J. Ewasyshyn, DaimlerChrysler's Senior Vice President of Advance Manufacturing Engineering and General Manager of Minivan Operations. "Chrysler Town & Country Limited not only sets the standard in luxury but is also lauded for its capability. It's a legitimate, attractive alternative to a luxury sedan."

DaimlerChrysler invented the luxury minivan market segment in 1990 with the introduction of the Chrysler Town & Country. From 1995 through 1999, Town & Country sales have increased 56 percent.

Since introducing the category in 1983, DaimlerChrysler has sold more than 8 million Dodge and Chrysler minivans, introduced nearly 50 minivan firsts and earned more than 140 awards. DaimlerChrysler sells more than 600,000 minivans worldwide every year and has nearly a 40 percent share of the North American minivan market segment.

The New England Motor Press Association is based in Boston. The organization consists of approximately 30 automotive journalists who cover the six state region which includes Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

(Feb. 9, 2000)


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