Dodge Answers the ‘Call of the Wild’ During Zoo Adventure Tour at the Oklahoma City Zoo

* Twelve-city tour to showcase Dodge vehicles and their family-friendly features visits the Oklahoma City Zoo on June 11, 2005 * Each two-day event includes six Dodge Zoo Adventure activity areas, featuring animal-themed Dodge vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — A herd of Dodge vehicles will be coming soon to a zoo near you.

Dodge will unleash its “beasts” at the Oklahoma City Zoo on June 11, 2005, as part of the Dodge Zoo Adventure Tour, a four-month tour of 12 zoos throughout the country. The vehicles will be the main attraction, featuring the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger and appearances by the Dodge Magnum, Grand Caravan, Durango, Ram and Dakota.

“Partnering with zoos is a perfect fit for Dodge because we are both committed to bringing families together,” said Fred Diaz, Director – Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. “With all the family-friendly features on our new line of Dodge vehicles, the Dodge Zoo Adventure tour gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase the ultimate family vehicles at the ultimate family destination.”

As part of the Dodge Zoo Adventure Tour, visitors will use an interactive map to guide them through the zoo to six display areas featuring games, prizes, a treasure chest giveaway and one of six animal-themed Dodge exhibits, including a Durango painted with an oceanscape and a Caravan covered in birds. Kids will “go bananas” with face painting, coloring, a mini slot car track, animal pipe cleaner crafts and eShot photos. Adults will have the chance to get up close and personal with Dodge, including a demonstration of Dodge’s segment exclusive Stow ‘n Go(TM) seating and storage system, which is available on its best-selling minivans. Bilingual product specialists will also be available during the tour.

Dodge Zoo Adventure activities are included in the price of zoo admission. The tour is scheduled to stop at the Oklahoma City Zoo on June 11-12; the Jacksonville Zoological Gardens on June 18-19; the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro on June 25-26; the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on July 16-17; the St. Louis Zoo on July 23-24; the Milwaukee County Zoo on July 30-31; the Philadelphia Zoo on August 13-14; the Pittsburgh Zoo on August 20-21; and the Denver Zoo on August 27-28. The tour has recently made stops at the Los Angeles Zoo, Phoenix Zoo and San Francisco Zoo.

Now in its second year, more than 86,000 people visited the zoos during the 2004 Dodge Zoo Adventure Tour.

About Dodge Brand

As one of America’s best-known brands, Dodge is in the business of creating exceptional driving experiences through bold, powerful, street smart and do-more vehicles, including the Dodge Viper SRT10, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Ram, Dodge Caravan and the all-new Dodge Charger. From performance to commercial vehicles, all Dodge cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans offer affordable performance.

With a U.S. market share of approximately seven percent, Dodge is the fifth-largest nameplate in the United States. In 2004, Dodge sold more than 1.4 million vehicles worldwide. Dodge continues to lead the minivan market segment with a 20 percent U.S. market share and maintains an 18 percent share of the highly competitive truck market.

For more information on Dodge and its products, visit http://www.dodge.com/ . For more information about the Dodge Zoo Adventure Tour, visit http://www.dodge.com/zoo .

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