An informal DaimlerChrysler AG automotive study group is meeting this month to discuss what future, if any, a Mercedes minivan should have, says DaimlerChrysler Corp. (DCC) President Thomas Stallkamp. The group will study whether a niche exists for a Mercedes minivan and whether it would support the additional tooling costs. Mr. Stallkamp says a stand-alone program likely would cost nearly $1 billion. A vehicle based on a DCC platform with different sheet metal and interior would be less ...

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