Chrysler wants smaller U.S. dealer market

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NEW ORLEANS, Jan 28 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler division wants to slash the number of its dealerships in some major U.S. cities to help build a lineup of more profitable and cost-efficient stores, a senior company official said on Friday. "The focus of our consolidation effort will be in metropolitan areas where we clearly are over-dealered," Joe Eberhardt, Chrysler's chief of sales and marketing, told reporters. He cited New York, Boston and Chicago as areas where the ...

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