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Chrysler to add anti-rollover technology to SUVs

DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division said Thursday it will include its anti-rollover technology as standard equipment on all of its sport utility vehicles in 2006.
/ Source: Reuters

DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division said Thursday it will include its anti-rollover technology as standard equipment on all of its sport utility vehicles in 2006.

General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said last week they will make stability control systems standard on many of their SUVs.

Chrysler's Electronic Stability Program provides enhanced vehicle stability during emergency maneuvers.

The cost of the system was $500 to $600 per vehicle, a company official said. It is currently available on the Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum and Jeep Grand Cherokee, a company spokesman said.

Suppliers of the system are Continental AG and Robert Bosch.

The technology was first introduced by Mercedes on its S-Class sedan in 1995. Mercedes began offering it as standard equipment on the M-Class sport utility vehicle in 1997.