Table: Moving in Common
PLANS TO CLEAN UP...
Will eliminate 26,000 positions, close six plants, and cut supplier costs by 15%.
May sell or shut plants in Australia and central Japan. Prodded by Daimler, may speed up plans to cut 10% of the Japanese workforce and cut supplier costs up to 20%.
...AND TIE UP
DODGE NEON AND MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
Will be designed and engineered together, probably by specialists in Japan.
DODGE STRATUS/SEBRING AND MITSUBISHI GALANT/ECLIPSE
Sedans and coupes will be designed together, with Chrysler taking the lead role.
Already 10%-owned by Daimler, it builds models for Dodge in Mexico. It may use Chrysler factory space to expand into the U.S.