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Dodge is an American automotive maker under the Chrysler Group LLC. The company offers automobiles, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and minivans. As Chrysler’s brand of mid priced badge variants, Dodge is known for performance-oriented and often aggressively styled automobiles.
Dodge was founded by brothers John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge in 1900. The company started out as a supplier of parts for Detroit automakers before building its own automobiles. In 1928 the Chrysler Corporation bought the company. For the next century or so, Dodge would have one of the most colorful histories in the automotive world.
If there is a word to describe the US automaker it is “survivor”. Dodge has survived many misfortunes, which have put down many other automakers, including the 1973 oil crisis, threats of bankruptcy, and several owner changes of its parent company Chrysler.
Technology and innovation
During the 1960s, Dodge produced several successful models such as the Dodge Dart and the Dodge Coronet, a full size car. It was also during this period that the American manufacturer released the muscle car Dodge Charger, which was known for its powerful 425 horsepower Hemi V8 engine.
One of the company’s greatest achievements was the development of the “minivan” segment which started in the 1970s when it released the Dodge Caravan. The new version of this space-efficient minivan easily seats seven people, making it popular as a family vehicle.
Popular Dodge models
Dodge has been known for its rich history especially in the racing scene. Today, however, it has concentrated on producing more practical vehicles to mix with its performance-oriented vehicles. It also remains as Chrysler’s performance division. Some of its well-known car models are:
The Dodge Caliber- a 5-door, 5-seater hatchback subcompact car which is sometimes categorized as a station wagon or a crossover because of its unique body style. It was considered the least expensive and smallest model in the brand’s current fleet before it was replaced by the Dodge Dart (PF) in 2013.
As one of the few SUV’s from this American brand, the Dodge Durango prides itself as one of the best models in the segment. It has a unique unibody construction and runs on an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Dodge Nitro is a compact 4-door SUV which was first marketed in 2007. It originally was one of the class-leading models in terms of its 2,300 kilogram towing capacity. Weak reception and sales turnaround forced Dodge to pull the plug on this model on 2012.
Availability in the Philippines
Dodge models are marketed in the Philippines under the supervision of Chrysler Philippines. They are distributed locally through partner CATS Motors.
Interesting facts about Dodge
One of the earlier logos of Dodge shows the image of a ram, thus its infamous slogan of “Grab Life by the Horns.” However, when Chrysler decided to separate Dodge, Ram (another Chrysler manufacturer) and the Dodge Viper, the company’s slogan was shortened to simply “Grab Life”. Today, the infamous Viper is a Street and Racing Technology (SRT) product under Ram.