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CHRYSLER'S INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT WINS GERMAN TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN AWARD

CHRYSLER'S INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT WINS GERMAN TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN AWARD
 HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Europe's most influential enthusiast magazines has given Chrysler's integrated child seat top honors.
 Germany's Auto Motor und Sport magazine has awarded Chrysler its fourth annual Paul Pietsch Award. The annual award honors leadership in automobile technology and design. Innovations worldwide are judged by a seven-member jury of Auto Motor und Sport editorial staff and experts in science and research.
 Chrysler Design Supervisor Matthew Dukatz represented Chrysler at the Oct. 9 award ceremony in Berlin.
 "The integrated child seat won rave reviews in the U.S. Now it's winning kudos in Europe," said Dukatz.
 "Chrysler was the first auto company to offer driver's side air bags as standard on all its vehicles. The Paul Pietsch is evidence that the integrated child seat continues Chrysler's tradition of safety leadership worldwide," he said.
 According to Auto Motor und Sport, the award jury is honoring Chrysler for:
 -- further advancing passive safety systems
 -- creating a system that will transfer to other vehicles
 -- creating a system that will accommodate varying size children
 -- using five-point seat belts rather than traditional three-point belts
 -- the seat's ease of use compared to other child seats, its early popularity and high demand.
 The integrated child seat is offered as an option in 1992 Chrysler minivans. The seat meets all U.S. government passenger car standards covering built-in child restraints. It is not yet available in Europe.
 In each equipped minivan, two child seats are integrated into what appears to be a regular Chrysler minivan bench seat. However, with an action similar to pulling down a center-mounted arm rest, and raising a head restraint, the child seat and its independent five-point safety belt system are exposed.
 Sale of Chrysler minivans with the child seat option far surpassed expectations and prompted the company to introduce an integrated child seat in its new family sedans the Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid and Eagle Vision beginning this November, eight months earlier than originally scheduled. Chrysler engineers are exploring the use of the integrated child seat in all upcoming new vehicles, including sport utility vehicles and trucks.
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 /CONTACT: Tony Cervone of Chrysler, 313-252-8800/
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