Table: All in the Family
Chrysler shares almost no components with its sister companies, Mercedes and Mitsubishi. But Zetsche's plan hinges on changing that in four crucial segments:
SMALL AND SPECIALTY CARS
Dodge Neon Crossfire
The 2003 Crossfire gets several Mercedes parts. Mitsubishi will engineer the 2005 Neon's underpinnings; Chrysler will design the interior and body.
Chrysler Sebring Dodge Stratus
Chrysler will handle most of the engineering for 2006 models and share the platform with Mitsubishi. Chrysler expects each joint project to save $100 million.
Dodge Intrepid Chrysler Concorde
Chrysler will design 2004 replacements for these cars using Mercedes E-Class rear-wheel drive transmission, electronics, and steering column.
SUVs, TRUCKS, OTHER
Jeep Grand Cherokee PT Cruiser
This year, Chrysler will offer Mercedes diesel engines in Europe, and its 2005 Grand Cherokee will share components with the Mercedes M-Class SUV.