Dear Colleague

In just a few weeks’ time, the 74th Geneva Motor Show will be opening its doors to the press, on 2 and 3 March.  Under the heading of “Energy for the Future”, DaimlerChrysler will be focusing its activities in Geneva on future-oriented drive concepts, highlighting the Group’s long-term strategy of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Our activities will specifically focus on the presentations and press events related to our passenger car brands, all of which will be represented in Hall 6 of the Show. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information on the current status of these projects.

Tuesday, 2 March, 2004, 8:45 a.m.:smart Press Conference

Following the smart forfour driving presentation, smart celebrates a world première in Geneva by unveiling the smart roadster BRABUS and the smart roadster coupe BRABUS at the smart Press Conference on the first day of the motor show. In addition to featuring more powerful engines with over 100 hp, these models are also equipped with a number of exclusive extras. The full product line-up of smart models will also be on display at the stand.

Tuesday, 2 March, 2004, 9:00 a.m.:Mercedes-Benz Press Conference

In Geneva, Mercedes-Benz will continue to pursue its second strategic model offensive. There will therefore be no fewer than five world première vehicles at the press conference on the stand.  In addition to the new SLK-Class, we will be presenting the four-door CLS-Class Coupé, a new vehicle model that represents an automotive “first” — it combines the dynamism and elegance of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon. The SLK 55 AMG, G 55 AMG Kompressor and C 55 AMG will demonstrate how Mercedes-Benz hopes to continue satisfying even the most challenging wishes of its customers in 2004.

Tuesday, 2 March, 2004, 10:15 a.m.: Chrysler Group Press Conference

The Chrysler Group will focus on further continuing its strategic product offensive: seven new vehicle models will be introduced during the press conference at the Chrysler stand, where Chrysler’s high-performance Crossfire SRT6 coupe and roadster will have their world premières. Chrysler’s 300C sedan, Crossfire Roadster and PT Cruiser cabriolet will be launched on the European market. And, with its Voyager 2.8 CRD equipped with automatic transmission, Chrysler is strengthening the expertise in advanced diesel technology. The Jeep® brand expands in Europe with the introduction of four new special edition vehicles and the European première of the Jeep Rescue concept vehicle.

Monday, 1 March and Tuesday, 2 March, 2004, at 5:30 p.m.:DaimlerChrysler evening programme, “Le Musée,” at the International Automobile Museum in Geneva

This year you are once again invited to the ‘after-work’ party at the Geneva Automobile Museum, where you will have the opportunity to talk to DaimlerChrysler representatives and colleagues from the press in a relaxing atmosphere.  Please chat to any of us on the stand to get an admission ticket – or simply come along.  

DaimlerChrysler UK and its brands will be represented in Geneva by the following.  Please call any of us for further information. 

Rob Halloway  Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars +44 7810 794532
Sarah Hoskins DaimlerChrysler Corporate +44 7789 684988
Debbie Hull     smart   +44 7867 906414
Nick O’Donnell Chrysler Group +44 7753 914989

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva.

Rob Halloway Sarah Hoskins Debbie Hull Nick O’Donnell