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CHRYSLER POSTS JANUARY SALES INCREASE

 HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Corporation's (NYSE: C) total January 1993 sales of 142,683 cars and trucks marked the 12th consecutive monthly increase, and pushed market share for the month to an estimated 15.3 percent -- the highest January share since 1990, when Chrysler offered the first incentive program on minivans.
 Combined car and truck sales were 32 percent above January 1992 sales of 112,737 units. It was an across-the-board year-to-year increase for all three Chrysler brands, with Chrysler-Plymouth up by 25 percent, Dodge up by 30 percent, and Jeep-Eagle up 49 percent.
 "January retail sales of cars and trucks rose 34 percent over January of last year, and represented the 14th consecutive monthly increase for retail sales," said Theodor R. Cunningham, Executive Vice President -- Sales and Marketing. "We are pleased with the response to our great lineup of new products and with the efforts of our highly energized dealer network. We've now seen 16 consecutive monthly increases for trucks and five consecutive monthly increases for cars sold at retail."
 Chrysler's total truck sales for January of 82,808 topped the 65,401 units sold in January 1992 by 32 percent. Total January car sales of 59,875 units compared to 47,336 units sold in January 1992, up 32 percent.
 Sales of Chrysler's new mid-size sedans -- Chrysler Concorde, Eagle Vision and Dodge Intrepid -- were 9,959 vs 9,790 in December.
 Jeep vehicle sales of 23,751 units helped boost both Jeep and the Jeep-Eagle Division to their fifth consecutive monthly records. Combined sales of Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer (20,457) outsold Ford's Explorer by 726 units in January.
 Dodge Dakota sales of 10,337 for January marked the 15th consecutive monthly sales record for the mid-size pickup.
 There were 25 selling days in January 1993 vs. 26 selling days in January 1992.
 January sales details follow:
 Total Cars
 1993 1992 Pct. Change
 Jan. 1-31 59,875 47,336 +31.5
 Domestic Cars
 Jan. 1-31 55,041 43,412 +31.9
 Total Trucks
 Jan. 1-31 82,808 65,401 +31.7
 Domestic Trucks
 Jan. 1-31 82,551 65,066 +31.9
 Total Vehicles
 Jan. 1-31 142,683 112,737 +31.6
 Selling Days
 Jan. 1-31 25 26
 All changes are computed on a daily rate basis.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Crawford of Chrysler, 313-956-2894/
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