DaimlerChrysler (DC) on Tuesday said it was scrapping plans to open a new assembly plant in the state of Georgia to build its [Mercedes-Benz-designed] Sprinter commercial vans, Reuters reported. Reuters noted that DC, which is struggling to nurse its US-based Chrysler unit back to profitability after a $US1.1 billion second-quarter loss, had been delaying construction work on the planned manufacturing facility near Savannah, Georgia, since July.