The Dodge motor car company
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Founding of the Dodge motor car company
The Dodge brothers John and Horace started the
company in Detroit, Michigan in November 1914.
History of Dodge motor car company
company information and history timeline details
the dates of major events which influenced the
growth of the business.
John and Horace Dodge brothers create the
Budd all steel bodywork established and used
Dodge climbed to second place in overall sales in US.
Also John Dodge fell ill and died in January
from pneumonia, His brother Horace Dodge died
eleven months later in December from cirrhosis.
The company fell into the hands of the brothers
widows, they employed Frederick Haynes as the
Dodge drop's to fifth place in overall sales in
E.G. Wilmer named chairman in November,
Frederick Haynes remains company president.
Breakthrough with an all new 3.7 litre six cylinder
exploding into the industry, but low sales
dropping the company to seventh place in US car
Dodge company sold to Walter Chrysler for
$175,000,000. Dodge allowed to retain it's own
Dodge takes fourth place in car sales of that year.
Due to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour, Dodge
passenger car assembly is shut down in favour of war equipment
Dodge civilian vehicles produced again.
Styling to the Dodge improved following the
Virgil Exner as design chief.
Sales dropped due to a "stubby" styling the public
consumers did not like.
New era began for Dodge with a new futuristic
Three basic type of cars produced, the semi
compact Dart, the bigger Coronets and the full
size Polara and Moaco V8's
Company offers coupes instead of sedans.
Oil crisis changes everything for Dodge, their
line up of cars were seen as inefficient due to
size, Dodge moved slowly into downsizing
Dodge moved forward with the high performance
Dodge Charger launched.
DaimlerChrysler agreed with Cerberus Capital
Management to sell off its Chrysler Group
subsidiaries which the Dodge division was apart
Fiat, an Italian automaker formed a partnership
with Chrysler, a new Chrysler was created and
given the name Chrysler Group LLC which Dodge
remains a part of.
The mission statement or vision of
Chrysler, it's the way our vehicles come
together that sets us apart."
What models and types of cars and automobiles
does the Dodge motor car company produce?
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produced by the company include those detailed
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