DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler group on Wednesday announced a three-year restructuring plan that will cut annual output by 400,000 units by closing an assembly plant within three years and cutting shifts at other plants, with the ultimate loss of 11,000 hourly-paid jobs. Chrysler will also "reduce and optimise" its dealer network and outsource non-core activities, axing a further 2,000 salaried posts.