Consolidated DaimlerChrysler July sales in the United States totaled 216,473 units and were driven by the continued strong sales of the Chrysler brand and E-Class sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Overall sales were down 12 percent compared with July 1999 sales of 256,444. Freightliner reported July sales of 9,716 units compared with July 1999 sales of 13,024.

July 2000 sales:                               July 2000      July 1999

Total DaimlerChrysler 216,473 256,444
Total Chrysler Group 191,466 226,766
Total Mercedes-Benz 15,291 16,654
Total Passenger Cars 50,398 63,453
Total Chrysler Group Cars 38,753 50,807
Total Mercedes-Benz Cars 11,645 12,646
Total Light Trucks 156,359 179,967
Total Chrysler/Jeep(R)/Dodge SUV 67,968 67,456
Total Mercedes-Benz SUV 3,646 4,008
*Total Commercial Vehicle 9,716 13,024


*Figures are preliminary and include Freightliner and Sterling brands.