<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT"%> ROCKCRAWLER.com - Jeep 101 and Chrysler Proving Grounds
11-city tour brings the Jeep Liberty, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chrysler Sebring to consumers

Jeep LibertyAuburn Hills, Mich - The Chrysler Group will offer current and potential Jeep® and Chrysler owners a unique driving experience in 11 cities throughout the country from May 17 through October 28. The Jeep 101 and the Chrysler Proving Grounds event is a four-day opportunity for consumers to test-drive some of the automaker's new and most popular vehicles on specially designed on- and off-road driving courses that demonstrate the vehicles' ruggedness, capability and refinement.

Consumers attending Jeep 101 will be among the first in the country to test-drive the all-new 2002 Jeep Liberty, which will be available at dealerships this summer. The Chrysler Proving Grounds portion of the event will feature a chance to compare the Chrysler Sebring sedan (named a AAA top car) and the Town and Country minivan (named most versatile by American Woman Road & Travel) with competitors' vehicles. It also will offer consumers the chance to get behind the wheel of the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Motor Trend's "Car of the Year." The Jeep 101 and Chrysler Proving Grounds driving events will take place simultaneously but on separate courses.

With the Liberty, Jeep 101 offers an exclusive opportunity to test drive the vehicle both on and off-road. Liberty, the Jeep brand's newest model, delivers legendary Jeep off-highway capability with superior on-road ride and handling. Liberty is a distinctive Jeep design, providing efficient space utilization, enhanced versatility and thoughtful innovation.

Jeep 101Also featured in Jeep 101 are Grand Cherokee, 4-Wheel & Off Road magazine's "4 x 4 of the year," and Wrangler, one of the "Best Buys" for 2001 by Four Wheeler magazine.

The Chrysler Proving Grounds, named after the company's test track in Chelsea, Michigan, educates attendees on the rich heritage of the Chrysler brand, and offers test-drives in Chrysler products including the PT Cruiser, Sebring sedan, 300M and the Town and Country minivan. The Chrysler Proving course of slalom curves, tar strips, and other obstacles highlight the exceptional performance and agile handling of Chrysler vehicles.

The Jeep 101 and the Chrysler Proving Grounds showcases Chrysler Group's products by providing consumers a first-hand driving experience in a safe, educational and entertaining environment without sales pressure. Through a number of interactive displays, attendees can learn more about the product attributes. Along with the driving experience, the event offers additional lifestyle activities like a golf driving range and a rock climbing wall.

Chrysler Proving Grounds"Jeep 101 and the Chrysler Proving Grounds events are an important part of marketing our vehicles," said Lou Bitonti, Senior Manager of Jeep Global Direct Marketing. "There are no sales people on site but we do provide plenty of information about our models. We believe that when consumers have a chance to see, touch and drive our award-winning vehicles they are sold on owning a Jeep or Chrysler vehicle."

Denver: June 14 - 17
Charlotte: June 28 - July 1
Boston: July 12 - 15
Columbus: August 2 - 5
Philadelphia: August 16 - 19
Hartford: September 13 - 16
Pittsburgh: September 27 - 30
Indianapolis: October 11 -14
Atlanta: October 25 - 28

For more information on the 2001 tour, including participation, and other Jeep marketing activities and products, visit www.jeepunpaved.com, or call 1-888-Test-Jeep or 1-888-Test-CHRYSLER for proving grounds information. Participation for both events is by invitation.