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THE CHRYSLER BRAND SURPRISES SCHOOLS WITH A $5,000 BONUS

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“The Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids program continues to work toward enriching the educational foundation of our schools across America,” said Al Gardner, President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand. “Awarding an additional amount of $5,000 to each of the five schools that exceeded expectations at their local Drive for the Kids fundraiser is our way of thanking the school representatives and active parents, in addition to local dealerships, who all worked together to organize the fundraiser within their local communities.”

Through Drive for the Kids, participating schools received a $10 contribution from the Chrysler brand on behalf of everyone who took a brief test drive in a Chrysler Town & Country minivan — highest ranked in loyalty more than 10 years in a row — as well as additional Chrysler brand vehicles available for test drive on the day of the fundraiser, courtesy of the local dealership. Each school is at liberty to delegate their donation to their particular need.

Since 1993, when Drive for the Kids was first introduced, the Chrysler brand and its dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation, contributing millions of dollars to local schools to be put directly toward student needs. From playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers, the Chrysler brand is proud of this tradition of community involvement. For the latest Chrysler brand products and news, visit www.chrysler.com.

About Drive for the Kids™
Chrysler brand has long been committed to enriching the lives of youth across America. Since 1993, when Drive for the Kids was first introduced, the Chrysler brand and its dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation, contributing almost $5 million directly to local schools for student needs. Participating schools received a $10 contribution from Chrysler brand on behalf of everyone who took a brief test drive in a Chrysler Town & Country minivan, the highest-ranking minivan in the 2013 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM, or another Chrysler brand vehicle that was available for test drive on the day of a test-drive event. From playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers, the Chrysler brand is proud of this tradition of community involvement. In 2013, the Chrysler brand completed more than 300 Drive for the Kids events across the country. For more information, please visit www.drive4kids.com.

About 2013 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Town & Country is the most-awarded minivan, with the highest owner loyalty in the segment and the most innovative seating and storage system with standard Stow ‘n Go Seats. Town & Country’s award-winning powertrain delivers best-in-class horsepower without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a two-time “Ward’s 10 Best Engine” winner and produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-6 is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transmission. A fuel economizer mode helps the driver maximize fuel efficiency, and premium, lower-rolling-resistance tires, and low-drag brake calipers and rear bearings make great fuel economy possible. Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 25 on the highway.

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and offers over 40 available safety, security and technology features, providing customers the safety they expect to ensure peace of mind when traveling. Standard safety features include ParkView rear back up camera, front seat-mounted air bags, a driver-side inflatable knee blocker, advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags, side-curtain air bags for all three rows, and electronic stability control, including Brake Assist and all-speed traction control. Optional on Touring and standard on Touring L and Limited models is the SafetyTec Group consisting of rain-sensitive windshield wipers, Smartbeam headlamps, ParkSense rear park assist system, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.

Town & Country’s latest minivan innovation is the new dual-screen Blu-ray DVD rear-seat entertainment system; a system that plays both Blu-ray and standard DVDs, and has High Definition Media Input (HDMI) connectivity and standard higher-resolution second-row and third-row screens.

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Published on: January 7, 2014

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