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DAILY EDITION: Mar. 28, 2002 Page 3


2003 Saturn ION Coupe

2003 Saturn ION Coupe

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2003 Saturn ION sedan

2003 Saturn ION sedan

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SATURN ENERGIZED BY ION
The new ION compact four-doors will “re-energize the small-car arena,” says Jill Lajdziak, VP of Saturn sales, marketing and service. A four-door ION sedan is joined by a “quad coupe” with a pair of full-sized doors and two smaller rear-access doors. The first of GM’s Delta-platform compacts, the IONs are two inches taller and wider than the outgoing S-Series vehicles, six inches longer, and offer a higher seating position to boot. The Ecotec 2.2-liter four spins out 137 hp and comes mated to either a five-speed manual, five-speed automatic or a CVT. Electronic power steering is standard, while curtain airbags and an in-dash CD changer are available. With changeable roof rails and interior trim, GM hopes the ION will be a springboard for young buyers into mild customization — somewhere less speedy and certainly cuter than a tank of nitrous oxide.

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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MITSU GETS OUTLANDISH
Needless volume and overzealous dancers at the Mitsubishi press conference took a back seat to the introductions of two sport-utes. To go with the revised ’03 Montero — with a 3.8-liter V-6 and styling mods — Mitsu unveiled the Outlander, an Americanized version of the Japanese-market Airtrek. The Outlander is a five-door SUV cut out for less-than-Dakar duty: either front- or all-wheel-drive gets paired with a 140-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a four-speed Sportronic automatic gearbox. The cockpit has rally-style gauges, dual front airbags, air conditioning, a 100-watt CD audio system, cruise control, and power amenities. Side airbags and a mongo sound system are options. The Outlander will sport a price tag of less than $20,000 when it goes on sale later this summer.

FROM THE SOURCE

PR Newswire

Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) today elected Dennis Archer to its Board of Directors. Mr. Archer, 60, was twice elected mayor of the City of Detroit, serving from 1994 until 2001. He is currently chairman of the Detroit-based law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC. Prior to his tenure as mayor, he served as a member of the Michigan Supreme Court.

THE TICKER

Name Symbol Last Chg
AUTOLIV ALV 24.20 -0.28
AUTONATION INC AN 13.70 +0.21
ARVINMERITOR ARM 28.28 +0.02
AMER AXLE & MANU AXL 28.81 +0.84
BALLARD PWR SYS BLDP 30.38 -0.04
BORG WARNER BWA 63.11 +2.33
COLLINS AIKMAN CKC 7.70 -0.05
CUMMINS INC CUM 46.37 +0.67
DANA CORP DCN 20.50 +1.17
DAIMLERCHRYSLER DCX 45.20 -1.35
DONNELLY CORP DON 17.26 +0.56
DELPHI CORP DPH 15.87 +0.43
EATON CORP ETN 81.30 +0.80
FORD MOTOR CO F 16.10 +0.01
GENERAL MOTORS GM 60.33 +1.18
GENTEX CORP GNTX 29.50 +0.91
GOODYEAR TIRE GT 25.20 +0.57
HONDA MOTOR CO HMC 20.95 +0.18
JOHNSON CONTROLS JCI 88.09 +0.54
LEAR CORP LEA 47.73 +1.81
MAGNA INTL MGA 72.10 +0.70
MOTOROLA INC MOT 13.75 +0.11
NISSAN MOTORS NSANY 14.25 +0.35
SONIC AUTOMOTIVE SAH 29.72 -0.11
TOWER AUTO TWR 14.00 +0.90
TOYOTA MOTOR TM 56.73 +0.59
TRW INC TRW 51.61 +0.41
UNIT AUTO GRP UAG 21.99 +0.29
VISTEON CORP VC 16.14 +0.44

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