DaimlerChrysler Product Design Director Ralph Gilles Named to Black Enterprise Hot List

* Ralph V. Gilles of DaimlerChrysler named one of America’s most powerful players under 40 by Black Enterprise
* The “Hot List” profiles bold, young innovators who are transforming the world of business, entertainment, media, sports, science and politics
* Article to be featured in December issue of Black Enterprise

Auburn Hills, Mich., Nov 30, 2005 –

Ralph V. Gilles, Director – Truck Exterior and Interior Design Studio, Chrysler Group, has been named to Black Enterprise magazine’s “Hot List: America’s Most Powerful Players Under 40,” to be featured in the December 2005 issue.

The list profiles bold, young innovators who are transforming the world of business, entertainment, media, sports, science and politics. Gilles is being recognized as an extraordinary professional in the African-American community.

“As the only individual recognized from the automotive industry, Black Enterprise has acknowledged Gilles as a major influencer of automotive design,” said Nancy Rae, Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Chrysler Group. “It is a great honor to have Black Enterprise recognize Gilles for his contributions to the Chrysler Group and the African-American community.”
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The new Maybach 57 S with high-performance attributes:Luxury and performance combined at the highest level

* 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine with 450 kW / 612 hp

* Modified chassis for outstanding handling dynamics

* Luxurious and dynamic aura

Stuttgart/Marbella, Nov 28, 2005
With the new model 57 S, Maybach offers a high-end luxury saloon whose performance and dynamic handling need fear no comparison with a sports car. Particularly discerning motoring enthusiasts who wish to drive their Maybach themselves seek a symbiosis of luxurious comfort and sporty handling. The latter is provided by an improved Mercedes-AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine with 45 kW/62 hp more output than the Maybach 57, as well as a tauter suspension configuration. This combination makes the Maybach 57 S high-end luxury saloon the ideal car for owner-drivers who expect the very latest high-performance technology and the perfection typical of the Maybach brand. With an acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h in only five seconds, the new Maybach 57 S impressively demonstrates its outstanding performance potential.

New twelve-cylinder powerpack with a maximum torque of 1000 Nm
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All-new 2007 Dodge Nitro to Be Built at Chrysler Group’s Toledo North Assembly Plant

* Manufacturing flexibility allows multiple products to be produced at one plant
* First mid-sized Dodge SUV will ignite segment with distinctive style
* $600 million investment expands plant by 160,000 square feet, adds 150 new robots

Toledo, Ohio, Nov 28, 2005 –

The Chrysler Group today announced that the all-new 2007 Dodge Nitro will be built at the Chrysler Group’s Toledo North Assembly Plant (TNAP) alongside the Jeep® Liberty. This will be the first non-Jeep product to be built at the Toledo complex, long the home of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, in over 10 years.

“The employees and management of the Toledo North Assembly Plant have made it one of the most progressive manufacturing facilities in our system,” said Byron Green, Vice President – Truck and Activity Vehicle Assembly. “By implementing a process whereby employees work together in small teams and take more control over their daily work, this team has positioned itself to become the home of Chrysler Group’s newest model.”
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All-new 2007 Dodge Nitro to Be Built at Chrysler Group’s Toledo North Assembly Plant

* Manufacturing flexibility allows multiple products to be produced at one plant
* First mid-sized Dodge SUV will ignite segment with distinctive style
* $600 million investment expands plant by 160,000 square feet, adds 150 new robots

Toledo, Ohio, Nov 28, 2005 –

The Chrysler Group today announced that the all-new 2007 Dodge Nitro will be built at the Chrysler Group’s Toledo North Assembly Plant (TNAP) alongside the Jeep® Liberty. This will be the first non-Jeep product to be built at the Toledo complex, long the home of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, in over 10 years.

“The employees and management of the Toledo North Assembly Plant have made it one of the most progressive manufacturing facilities in our system,” said Byron Green, Vice President – Truck and Activity Vehicle Assembly. “By implementing a process whereby employees work together in small teams and take more control over their daily work, this team has positioned itself to become the home of Chrysler Group’s newest model.”
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Faster Loading and fits different size screens

I’m going back to basics, for faster loading “Dial up” and to fit more screen sizes.
Any suggestions?

Karenann Terrell Receives Women’s Corporate Technology Award

Vice President and CIO – Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America Honored by the American Friends of The Jerusalem College of Technology

* Terrell recognized for her outstanding accomplishments
* Committee: “Role model for professional women in technology”

Auburn Hills, Mich., Nov 23, 2005 –

DaimlerChrysler today announced that Karenann Terrell, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) – Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America, will be honored with this year’s Women’s Corporate Technology Award. The award is conferred annually by the American Friends of the Jerusalem College of Technology in association with Women in Technology International (WITI). The award dinner will be held in New York on Nov. 30.

According to the award’s committee, Karenann Terrell will receive this year’s Women’s Corporate Technology Award “for her outstanding accomplishments in the Information Technology industry and her strong support for WITI and its service to professional women in technology.” Her personal career could serve as a role model to other women and give them an example of how to be successful in the corporate world, the committee added.
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Chrysler Group Salutes “Everyday Heroes” at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Company’s New Float Pays Homage to the Members of the Community who Risk their Lives

Auburn Hills, Mich., Nov 23, 2005 –

Chrysler Group will salute communities across the nation with the unveiling of its new Thanksgiving Day Parade float — “Everyday Heroes.” The patriotic-themed float will feature a policeman, fireman and an emergency worker — the heroes that keep communities safe and proud. The Detroit parade airs Thursday on WDIV-4 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. Eric Ridenour, Chief Operating Officer – Chrysler Group, and several local police, firemen and emergency workers will ride on the float and greet parade watchers.

“Everyday Heroes,” developed by Jeep® and the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, was designed with the Jeep brand as the inspiration. The Jeep brand has long been described as rugged, ready and heroic, and the theme for the new float soon became “Everyday Heroes” — a salute to the heroes that communities see every day.

“People do not have to look far to determine who the real heroes are,” said Frank Fountain, Senior Vice President – External Affairs and Public Policy. “Our new Thanksgiving Day Parade float, ‘Everyday Heroes’ shows our community’s pride and respect for those who provide necessary services to their communities and even risk their lives. These are our heroes every day.”
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