Dodge is the sporty division of the Chrysler Corporation and has been manufacturing automobiles for almost a century. Dodge is known for its stylish, high performing vehicles. Dodge was founded in 1914 by Horace and John Dodge. The brothers initially manufactured parts for bikes and automobiles. The first automobile they built was a touring car. Soon after they created a four door sedan and a roadster. Within the next three years the Dodge line up also included trucks.
In 1928 Dodge was sold to the Chrysler Corporation. The division grew to produce mainly performance vehicles and trucks. After WWII Dodge began offering its Power Wagon truck, Coronet and Royal Lancer. At this time Dodge was also including an air conditioning feature on its vehicles.
During the 60s the Dart and the Charger were introduced. Both the Dart, the Charger and the Coronet were popular among American public. The Charger was particularly powerful and came equipped with a V8 engine. The end of the decade saw the unveiling of the Challenger.
The economic crisis during the 1970s caused financial problems for the Dodge division that were eventually alleviated through government support. The creation of the seven passenger Caravan in 1984 met the needs of families and popularized the minivan.
The Viper roadster hit the market in the 1990s with a V10 engine. In addition the Ram pickup truck came along and provided truck buyers with a strong hauling and towing vehicle.
The recent additions to the Dodge division include the Journey and the Durango SUVs, the Sebring and the Avenger sedans, and the Dakota pickup truck. The Journey provides an upscale and spacious interior, a powerful V6 engine and a touch command display screen. The Durango is easy to handle, has a third row of seating and an optional V8 engine. The Sebring offers car buyers a soft top retractable roof option and the Avenger comes equipped with either a four cylinder or a V6 engine. The Dakota offers an abundance of storage space and a comfortable ride.
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