Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee With All-New 4.7-Liter High-Output Engine Takes Four Wheeler Magazine's Top Honor

Nov 27, 2001

   Award-Winning SUV Features Dana's Revolutionary Hydra-Lok(TM) Technology

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN)
congratulates the Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler AG on being named Four
Wheeler magazine's "Four Wheeler of the Year" for its 2002 Jeep(R) Grand
Cherokee (4.7-liter High-Output V8 engine), which features Dana's patented
Hydra-Lok(TM) speed-sensing limited slip differential technology.  This award
marks the fourth time the Grand Cherokee has won this prestigious title --
more than any other vehicle since the publication established the award in
1974.
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA )
    "Dana has been a proud partner with the Jeep brand since its inception
during World War II," said Dana Automotive Systems Group President Bill
Carroll.  "We're pleased to carry forward this partnership with the all-new
Jeep Liberty, which was named first runner up by Four Wheeler, giving
DaimlerChrysler the top two spots in the competition."  The Liberty features a
Dana independent front axle, the first technology of its kind on a Jeep
vehicle.
    Four Wheeler editors hailed the SUV's versatility:  "Jeep Grand Cherokee
Overland outclassed the other vehicles in the 'Four Wheeler of the Year'
competition with its outstanding performance, excellent off-road capability,
superb on-road ride and handling, and top-of-the-line interior," said Jon
Thompson, Four Wheeler editor.  "It's clear that Jeep engineers have a long
history of building true 4x4 sport-utility vehicles.  The Jeep brand created
the SUV market and maintains its leadership in this segment."
    "Jeep vehicles have long been the sport utility benchmark for four
wheeling and on-road ride.  The Dana limited slip differential technology,
integral to the Quadra-Drive system offered by Jeep Grand Cherokee, provides a
clear off-road advantage over its rivals," Carroll added.
    The limited-slip differential works by sensing and compensating for wheel
slippage.  The difference in side-to-side wheel slippage activates a hydraulic
pump -- transferring torque to the wheel with traction.  This results in an
intelligent axle, providing unparalleled traction and versatility without the
use of an advanced traction control system.
    The Four Wheeler of the Year Award provides annual recognition based on
outstanding on and off-road performance.  The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and
Jeep Liberty outperformed seven rivals in a variety of driving conditions.
    Dana has a history of developing industry-standard torque management
systems.  Along with the world-renowned Hydra-Lok(TM), recent product
developments include the Dual Advantage(TM) dual disconnect system, and the
TXT(TM) limited-slip differential.
    Dana's Traction Technologies Group consists of 25 manufacturing, assembly,
and research facilities in 16 countries.  The group encompasses a wide variety
of traction-oriented solutions -- from individual components to the gearless
technologies of tomorrow.  Its operations span six continents and are
strategically located to efficiently address the evolving demands of
light-vehicle OEMs.
    The Traction Technologies Group is part of Dana's Automotive Systems
Group, a leading provider of under-the-vehicle integration technologies for
automotive manufacturers worldwide.  The group offers advanced driveline
design solutions, complete integrated systems engineering, and logistics,
drawing upon nearly a century of expertise in the following products:
Spicer(R) axles and driveshafts; GETRAG(R) differentials, PTUs, and
transaxles; structures and chassis systems; Nakata(R) steering and suspension
systems; FTE(R) brake and clutch actuation systems; TTC and Tremec(R)
transmissions; and all-wheel driveline systems engineering from Drive-Tek(TM),
a Dana/GKN joint venture.
    Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of components,
modules and complete systems to global vehicle manufacturers and their related
aftermarkets. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates
some 300 major facilities in 34 countries and employs approximately 75,000
people. The company reported sales of $12.3 billion in 2000.  Dana's Internet
address is http://www.dana.com .



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