If things go as smoothly as DaimlerChrysler Corp. (DCC) executives are predicting with the ramp-up of the new '00 Neon, it will happen in part because the first pre-production models were built right on the same assembly line as the outgoing '99 models. So rather than experimenting on a pilot assembly line, the first attempt at bringing the hard-tool prototypes to life was played out right on the real assembly line by the same workers who have been building the previous models, explains ...
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