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August 30, 1996|Times Staff and Wire Reports

Chrysler Sets U.S. Sales Record: With more than a month remaining before the 1997 model year gets under way, the Highland Park, Mich.-based auto maker said its U.S. dealers sold 2,189,420 new Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, Jeep and Eagle vehicles from Oct. 1, 1995, through Aug. 28. The previous record for a full model year--Oct. 1 through Sept. 30--was 2,186,128 units in 1994. Chrysler's sales for the model year to date are running 11% ahead of sales in the same period a year ago. Its share of the U.S. market for the model year to date is 15.8%, 1.7 percentage points higher than last year.

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