HAMBURG, Germany -- Continental AG won the "lion's share" of a large order from the Chrysler group to provide the ESP antirollover system for SUVs, Continental said Friday.
Continental will now supply all of the Big 3 after winning an order from General Motors as well, said company spokesman Hannes Boekhoff.
Chrysler, the U.S. unit of DaimlerChrysler AG, said Thursday that it will make the Electronic Stability Program, or ESP, standard on all of its SUVs in 2006 in the United States, including several models as early as 2005. It will equip more than 750,000 SUVs within the first full year of implementation.
The system already is available on some Chrysler vehicles as an option for about $500.
Continental said in August that it would supply ESP as a standard feature in four Ford SUV models.
Continental, the world's fourth-biggest tire maker, said this month that it was well placed to benefit from growing demand for ESP in the United States.