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CHRYSLER PRODUCTS START NEW YEAR WITH HONORS

 HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- While 1994 has just begun, it has already been a good year for Chrysler Corporation (NYSE: C) products being cited for major awards. The 1994 Dodge Ram and 1995 Dodge/Plymouth Neon have dominated the awards, but current products, including the Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Jeep Grand Cherokee, were also honored. Here's a round-up:
 Automobile: "Automobile of the Year" -- Dodge/Plymouth Neon
 "All Stars" -- Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid and Eagle Vision
 AutoWeek: "Best in Show/Frankfurt" -- Dodge/Plymouth Neon
 AAA: "Best Buy Auto Picks" --
 -- Chrysler New Yorker ($20,000-$25,000)
 -- Dodge/Plymouth Neon (under $10,000)
 -- Dodge Intrepid ($15,000-$20,000)
 -- Dodge Ram (specialty vehicles)
 -- Dodge Caravan (minivans)
 Business Week: "Best New Products of 1993" -- Dodge Ram
 Car and Driver: "Ten Best" -- Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid and Eagle Vision
 The Car Book: "Best Bets-1994"
 -- Plymouth Sundance (compact)
 -- Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision, Dodge Spirit, Plymouth Acclaim (intermediate)
 -- Chrysler LHS and Chrysler New Yorker (large)
 -- Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan and Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager (minivans)
 Construction Equipment: "Top 100 Products" -- Dodge Ram
 Consumer Digest: "Best Buys"
 -- Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision (midsize)
 -- Dodge and Plymouth Colt, Eagle Summit (subcompact)
 -- Dodge Dakota (compact pickup)
 -- Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country (minivans)
 -- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Wrangler (compact sport utility)
 -- Dodge Ram Wagon (full-size vans)
 Family Circle: "Family Car of the Year" Finalist -- Dodge Caravan
 4Wheel & OffRoad: "4x4 Of the Year" -- Dodge Ram
 Home Mechanix: "Easy Maintenance Vehicle of the Year" -- Dodge Ram
 Kiplinger's Personal Finance: "Best New Cars"
 -- Chrysler LHS (Best in Class and Best New Car $25,000-$35,000)
 -- Chrysler New Yorker (Best in Class and Best New Car $25,000- $35,000)
 -- Chrysler Concorde (Best in Class Runner-Up $18,000-$25,000)
 -- Chrysler Town & Country (Best Minivan Runner-Up)
 -- Dodge/Plymouth Neon (Best in Class and Best New Car under $12,000)
 -- Dodge/Plymouth Colt (First for Safety under $12,000)
 -- Dodge Intrepid (Runner-Up Best in Class between $12,000-$18,000)
 -- Dodge Grand Caravan SE/Plymouth Voyager SE (Best Minivan and Best Seller)
 -- Dodge Dakota Club Cab (Best Small Pickup)
 -- Eagle Vision TSi (Best in Class $18,000-$25,000)
 -- Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (Best Utility Vehicle)
 Motor Trend: "Truck of the Year" -- Dodge Ram
 Motoring (Canada): "Truck of the Year" -- Dodge Ram
 Motoring Press Association: "Truck of the Year" -- Dodge Ram
 National Head Injury Foundation: "1994 Safe Family Vehicle of the Year Award" -- Dodge Caravan
 New York Times Syndicate: "Best Domestic Cars of the Year" -- Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision
 North American Truck of the Year: Dodge Ram
 Popular Science: "Best of What's New" Grand Award Automotive Category -- Dodge Ram
 "Best of What's New" -- Dodge/Plymouth Neon
 Road Report Annual (Canada): "Best of 1994" -- Chrysler LHS and Chrysler New Yorker
 Texas Auto Writers Association: "Truck of Texas/Best All-Around" -- Dodge Ram
 "Best in Class/Full-size Truck" -- Dodge Ram
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 /CONTACT: Pamela Gross, 810-576-5495, or Terri Houtman, 810-576-8097, both of Chrysler Corporation/
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