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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Iacocca expanded the Jeep product line with four-door wagons, helping to create the SUV market. Together with the K-car and the Ram truck, they boosted Chrysler to industry-leading profit margins of 6%.

That caught the eye of Daimler-Benz, which acquired the company in the 1998 "merger of equals."

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