Karmann to build Crossfire

DaimlerChrysler has hired German coach builder Karmann to produce a production version of the two-seat Chrysler Crossfire in 2003.

Karmann will build the vehicle at its Osnabrueck plant in northern Germany. It will be sold in Europe and North America and will use some Mercedes-Benz components. A Chrysler group spokesman would say only that the annual figure would be between 300 and 300,000.

Karmann is known in the United States for Volks-wagen Karmann Ghias sold in the 1960s and ’70s.

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