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CHRYSLER SALES CONTINUE ON UPWARD TRACK IN MAY

 CHRYSLER SALES CONTINUE ON UPWARD TRACK IN MAY
 HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Corporation


(NYSE: C) reported increased sales for the fourth straight month with total vehicle sales of 157,928 in May, a 16-percent gain over last year.
 Chrysler said traditional car buyers crossing over to minivans and sport utility vehicles helped account for a 39-percent increase in truck sales while car sales were off 10 percent. Truck sales totaled 99,446 and car sales were 58,482, adding up to Chrysler's highest volume since May, 1990.
 That boosted Chrysler's estimated total market share 1.2 points to 13.3 percent, and its truck share to nearly 23 percent.
 "Buyer response to our 'First National Minivan Sale' has been terrific," said E.T. (Tom) Pappert, Chrysler vice president of Sales. "May outdid April as we posted our second best minivan month ever -- 48,533 sales. These are essentially car buyers, and they're retail buyers. Dealers say the campaign even led to sales of unadvertised models, including lower priced cars."
 Chrysler said minivan sales set monthly records for March, April and May. And sales for 1992 to date are higher than the first five months of any prior year. Jeep and pickup sales also continued strong. Cherokee and new Grand Cherokee sales combined topped 16,000 and Wrangler sales of 6,157 helped the Jeep brand post a 45-percent gain.
 Dodge Dakota pickup sales of 11,773 were up 65 percent and standard vans and wagons were up 17 and 14 percent, respectively.
 In the small car market, Plymouth Sundance and Dodge Shadow combined for more than 15,000 sales. They posted increases of 51 and 14 percent. Chrysler Sales for the month and year to date:
 Total Cars
 1992 1991 Pct. Change Selling Days
 '92 '91
 May 1-31 58,482 67,677 -10.1 25 26
 Jan. 1-May 31 268,211 296,254 - 9.5 128 128
 Domestic Cars
 May 1-31 53,014 61,406 -10.2
 Jan. 1-May 31 242,673 270,800 -10.4
 Total Trucks
 May 1-31 99,446 74,335 +39.1
 Jan. 1-May 31 421,889 326,365 +29.3
 Domestic Trucks
 May 1-31 99,043 73,942 +39.3
 Jan. 1-May 31 419,887 324,466 +29.4
 Total Vehicles
 May 1-31 157,928 142,012 +15.7
 Jan. 1-May 31 690,100 622,619 +10.8
 All changes are computed on a daily rate basis.
 -0- 6/3/92 R
 /CONTACT: Tom Jakobowski of Chrysler, 313-956-1881 or 313-956-2894/
 (C) CO: Chrysler Corporation ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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