Open Crossfire to launch in 2004

Osnabrueck, Germany. Chrysler chief Dieter Zetsche has given the OK to build the Crossfire roadster as well as a "supercharge" version of the Crossfire Coupe that will offer more than 300hp.

Karmann, which is based in Osnabrueck, Germany, will assemble both models. Deliveries of the two-seat roadster, which will come with a soft top, and the Crossfire SRT-6 will start in summer 2004 to customers in both the USA and Europe.

Production capacity will remain unchanged at 20,000 units a year, a third of the cars will be roadsters.

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