Dana Advanced Traction Technologies Aids Team in Conquering World Rally Championship

Oct 8, 2001

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) today
announced that the Dana-Troller rally team -- which features products from
Dana's Traction Technologies Group -- has conquered the Cross-Country World
Rally Championship in the off-road category.
    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA )
    The team of Reinaldo Varela, driver, and Alberto Fadigatti, co-driver,
piloted a four-wheel-drive Troller T5 diesel-powered SUV to victory in the Por
Las Pampas Rally in Argentina - thus assuring the team of the championship in
its category.
    The duo, which made its debut in this year's competition, had already won
three other events -- the Tunisia Rally, the Morocco Rally, and the Master
    The Troller vehicle benefited from several advanced Dana components,
including differentials, driveshafts, and steering terminals.
    "These races are composed of five days of brutal off-road driving
conditions.  For a vehicle to succeed, it is necessary for it to have products
that offer the durability and lifespan to withstand the most extreme
conditions.  Dana has been working with Troller, a Brazilian off-road-vehicle
manufacturer, to develop and apply new technologies that would give the team a
competitive advantage," said Bill Carroll, president of Dana's Automotive
Systems Group.
    "The partnership involved developing new components and evaluating their
performance in real-life conditions.  This demonstrates our commitment to
providing Dana's customers the best-built, most-reliable products that utilize
the latest in advanced technologies to reduce weight and improve handling."
    Dana has a proud heritage of developing industry-standard torque
management systems, including the world-renowned Hydra-Lok(TM) differential,
Dual Advantage(TM) dual disconnect system, and TXT(TM) limited-slip
    The products were designed and supplied by Dana's Traction Technologies
Group, which 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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