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Chrysler Group Reports Sales of 155,465 Vehicles, a Five Percent Increase for January 2006

Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Sales of 12,469 Vehicles, a Three Percent Increase for January 2006

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaimlerChrysler AG (NYSE: DCX),

the third largest U.S. auto maker, today reported total group sales of 167,934

passenger vehicles in the U.S. for January 2006, a 5 percent increase compared

to January 2005. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis

unless otherwise noted.

Chrysler Group, which consists of the Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge brands,

posted sales of 155,465 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 5 percent.

Following global sales growth of 4.7 percent to 2.83 million units in 2005,

Chrysler Group will launch 10 all-new vehicles in 2006, the most aggressive

product launch in company history, while introducing some of the most fuel-

efficient vehicles to date. Chrysler Group will take its best-selling Dodge

brand to international markets in 2006, beginning with the all-new 2007 Dodge

Caliber.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) posted sales of 12,469 units, up three percent

compared to the same month last year. On the heels of recording twelve

consecutive years of sales growth in 2005, MBUSA will introduce a new

generation of its flagship model line, the 2007 S-Class, next month.

Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA and Chrysler Group will be

announced later today in separate press releases issued by the groups. January

2006 and January 2005 both had 24 selling days.

DaimlerChrysler AG U.S. Sales Summary Through January 2006

                              Month Sales      %          Sales CYTD      %
                           Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change    Curr Yr   Pr Yr  Change
    CHRYSLER GROUP         155,465  148,111    5%      155,465  148,111   5%
    MERCEDES-BENZ USA       12,469   12,101    3%       12,469   12,101   3%

    DAIMLERCHRYSLER        167,934  160,212    5%      167,934  160,212   5%
    Selling Days                24       24                 24       24

Link: http://prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?A...04272564&EDATE=

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