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Daimler Chrysler (DCX – 51.29) is full of new plans to spur on its ailing U.S.Chrysler division. The company has hired two of Ford's top marketing executives. Ford's head of global marketing and marketing chief will both be coming to Chrysler as reshuffling of executives at the ailing automaker continues. There is even talk of using Mercedes engines in some of the Chrysler products.
In a move unrelated to the news above but nevertheless interesting, DCX's Freightliner division has introduced a new vehicle larger than any SUV on the road. The Unimog is over nine feet tall and 20 feet long. The four-wheel drive vehicle will retail for about $84 thousand.<