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CHRYSLER CORP. SUPPORTS CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

 CHRYSLER CORP. SUPPORTS CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK
 LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its on-going


commitment to passenger and vehicle safety leadership, Chrysler Corp. (NYSE: C) is supporting the efforts of Safety Belt Safe U.S.A. to promote child passenger safety, including the Safety Seat Checkup Day on April 26. Chrysler personnel have volunteered to reinforce the company's support of child safety by serving as inspectors on Checkup Day, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Parking Lot of the Los Angeles Zoo.
 In addition to participating in the program, Chrysler will also display some of its vehicles that contain the latest in automotive safety technology. Two Plymouth Voyagers from La Brea Avenue Motors in Los Angeles will be available for viewing by the public. They feature a host of safety features not yet available on many minivans, including a standard minivan driver-side airbag, optional integrated child seats, a first for the industry, optional four-wheel antilock brakes and optional all-wheel drive system.
 The integrated child seats, developed by a team of Chrysler engineers, were first offered in this year's Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager minivans. The seats open to secure 20 pound-40 pound children with a five-point safety harness. The seats also can function in the "booster" mode for children weighing more than 40 pounds. When not in use, the child seats fold away and the seat can be used to handle adult passengers.
 Several organizations have honored Chrysler for the innovative child seats and the safety of its minivans, including:
 -- MGA Corp. ("Most Significant Vehicle Safety Development of 1991" -- integrated child seats);
 -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("Award for Safety Engineering Excellence" -- integrated child seats);
 -- Popular Science magazine ("Best of What's New for 1991" -- integrated child seats);
 -- Prevention magazine ("Overall Safety Award" -- minivans); and,
 -- Travel & Leisure magazine ("1992 Mark of Innovation Award" -- integrated child seats.)
 In much the same way that is has expanded the availability of airbags and antilock brakes, Chrysler plans to widen the availability of the integrated child seat by offering them as an option on its all-new family sedans -- The Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid and Eagle Vision -- soon after they are introduced this fall. Those cars also will feature standard driver-side and passenger-side airbags.
 -0- 4/23/93
 /CONTACT: Michael Coates of Chrysler Western News Bureau, 213-622-1644/
 (C) CO: Chrysler Corp. ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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