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.

MIDSIZE CARS

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.

BIG CARS

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.

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