Dodge is a brand of automobiles. The brand originated as a company named the ‘Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicle Company’. The company existed from 1914 to 1927. In 1928 the company became part of the Chrysler Corporation. In 1998 the Chrysler Corporation and all of its subsidiaries merged with Daimler-Benz.
The Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicle Company was originally founded in 1914 by John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge. The brothers had previously owned a bicycle and machine factory, and had helped the Ford Motor Company get established both financially and mechanically.
The Brothers began building trucks in 1917 for the United States military during the First World War. The company continued manufacturing trucks commercially after the war ended.
In 1977, Chrysler Europe came to an end and sold the company to Peugeot. The factories located in Britain and Spain were then acquired by Renault Vehicules Industriels. The brand was rebranded or dropped entirely for the most part.
Dodge returned to the UK in the 1990s in the form of Chrysler Neon. They are currently a part of DaimlerChrysler AG. Dodge sells mostly trucks but is in the process of expanding their range of vehicles.
In 2006, the brand was reintroduced to Europe in the form of the Srt-10, the Ram, and the Caliber.
The Srt-10 is a two-seater sports car. The Srt-10 is a modern version of the American muscle car. It is currently their most powerful production car. The Srt-10 is the third generation of Vipers. The car comes in two forms, two-door roadster or two-door coupe. The car comes with an 8.3-litre V10 engine. The third generation has been produced from 2003 to the present.
The Ram is a full-size pick-up available for three generations. The first generation was in production from 1981 to 1993 and came in two-door or four-door form. The second generation was produced from 1994-2001 and was available in two-door and four-door form as well. The third generation Dodge Ram was produced from 2002 to the present. The new generation comes in two or four-door form and comes with a wide range of engine and transmission choices.
The Caliber is a compact car that replaced the Neon. The five-door hatchback is available with a variety of engine choices, including a diesel option. The Caliber is also available in all-wheel drive. The Dodge Caliber was first produced in 2007 and production continues to date.