Dodge is a brand of car, minivans, and SUVs produced by FCA US LLC (formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC), based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Dodge vehicles currently include the cheaper badge variants of Chrysler-badged vehicles and performance cars, but for most of its existence, Dodge was Chrysler’s mid-priced brand over Plymouth.
Established as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge late 1900. At first was originally a supplier of parts and assemblage for Detroit-based automakers and start building complete cars under the “Dodge Brothers” brand in 1914, over the establishment of Chrysler Corporation. The factory is located in Hamtramck, Michigan, and the Dodge Main plant of 1910 called to 1979. The Dodge brothers died of complications from flu in 1920 and the company was sold to Dillon, Read & Co. in 1925 before selling to Chrysler in 1928. Dodge vehicles consisting mainly of trucks and full-size passenger cars by the 1970s, but it does have a few takes in the compact car market at this time.
The 1973 oil crisis and the resulting impact on the US auto industry Chrysler K platform of compact developed cars medium for the model year 1981. The K platform and its offshoot have been credited with reviving business Chrysler in the 1980s; one such derivative is the Dodge Caravan.
The brand Dodge the various changes ownership in Chrysler withstood 1998-2009, including his brief merger with Daimler-Benz AG 1998-2007, the subsequent sale to Cerberus Capital Management, its rescue plan for 2009 by the US government, and the next chapter 11 bankruptcy and acquisition by Fiat.
Over the years, became Dodge at least as well known for its many truck models than for his prodigious passenger car production. In 2009, trucks spun in separate Ram brand, named after the popular truck brand’s the Dodge Ram. However, it should be noted that even though the Ram trucks marketed separately from Dodge cars, Ram President Fred Diaz said that “Ram trucks always been and will forever be dodged. Aries always the Dodge emblem inside and out and they will be. “pinned as ” (the abbreviation VIN or Vehicle Identification number) a dodge We must continue to market as Aries as Dodge will have a different brand identity. hip, cool, young, energetic It will not fit in the campaign for truck buyers.
Dodge panel delivery models offered for many years since its inception, but came their first purpose-built model for 1964 and compact A Series. Based on the Dodge Dart platform and using its proven six-cylinder or V8 engines, the A-series was a strong contender for both its local rivals ( Ford and Chevrolet / GMC) and the small Volkswagen Transporter line.
As the market develops, but Dodge realized that would require a larger and stronger line in the future. So the B-series introduced offered for 1971 both car-like comfort in his Sportsman passenger line or expansive space for gear and materials in the merchant cargo line. A chassis-cab version is also available for use with larger cargo boxes or Kampeerwagen.
Dodge’s first experiments with something like a sports utility vehicle appeared in the late 1950s with a small window version of their standard panel truck – known as the Town Wagon. This building was in the same style by the mid-1960s. But the department does not have the SUV arena in earnest until 1974, with the aim of building Ramcharger. The offer of the then popular open body style and Dodge’s powerful V8 engines, Ramcharger was a strong contender for trucks like the Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Blazer, and International Harvester Scout II.
Again, though, Dodge left with outdated products developed during the 1980s as the market. The Ramcharger hanging on by 1993 with only minor updates. When the Ram truck has been redesigned for the model year 1994, the Ramcharger discontinued in the US and Canadian markets. A version using the updated styling has been made for the Mexican market but is not imported to the US or Canada.