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USA: Chrysler to provide ESP as standard on SUVs

By just-auto.com editorial team | 19 November 2004

DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group will follow General Motors' and Ford's lead and make Electronic Stability Program (ESP) standard on all SUVs in 2006 in the United States, including several models in 2005.

The performance of SUVs in emergency avoidance manoeuvres has come under close scrutiny in the United States recently and there has been pressure on vehicle makers to offer ESP more widely than at present.

Electronic Stability Programme is claimed to enhance driver control and help maintain directional stability under all conditions.

Chrysler currently offers ESP on the Chrysler Crossfire and 300, Dodge Magnum and Jeep Grand Cherokee.