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Chrysler Motors LLC owns one of the largest numbers of automobile brands all over world. These brands are spread over a wide range of automobiles. Also, they are considered among best in their segments. In the muscle cars segment, the flag bearer of Chrysler brand is Dodge.
Location and Headquarters:
It is an American automobile maker which specializes in tough cars and SUVs. It is spread all around the world excluding Europe. Currently it is headquartered at Auburn Hills in Michigan in United States. It was founded as a components maker in 1900 and later in 1915 it also started making automobiles.
Dodge was founded by two brothers Horace E Dodge and John F Dodge in 1900. It was initially a company which supplied spares and components to larger automobile companies. Companies like Olds Motors Vehicle Company and Ford Motor Company. Its precision instruments and beautiful chassis were appreciated by both car companies and drivers.
In 1914, a car model named as Dodge Model 30 was designed by Horace. It contained a four cylinder engine and a total steel construction. It also had a sliding gear transmission system which made it very popular among customers. Their market popularity soared after it. Within two years, they were among top two car companies on the basis of sale in the USA.
In 1930, tragedy struck Dodge family and company. John dodge died due to pneumonia in January and Horace Dodge also fell ill and subsequently died in December. The sudden demise of founders of the company led to a difficult period for company. The sales went down and it slipped to seventh position from second position in 1920.
The dodge family decided to sell the business ad all its licenses. There were many suitors for the company. Eventually, it was sold to an investment group Dillon, Read and Co. for one hundred and forty six million dollars. It was a record transaction during that period. Some new models were launched and older ones were modified. In 1928, it was sold to Chrysler corporations. Under Chrysler, various changes were brought in the design and technology of cars. As the World War 2 started, Chrysler was actively involved in producing war equipments mainly tough cars and trucks. Dodge was also involved automatically. Dodge cars were used for tough trucks and strong ambulances.
Post War Era:
After the end of war, production of civilian cars started again. The market boomed due to very high demand and like other auto companies dodge also benefitted. In 1953, a new car with V8 engines were introduced in form of new edition Hemi cars. In 1961, the first compact car with Dodge nameplate, Lancer was launched. Later famous Dart series of cars were also launched.
Even if there are cars in almost segment by this company. But it is mainly famous for its muscle cars. There have been several models of Dodge cars which defined a whole new meaning to American muscle. Models like Coronet, Super Bee and later Challenger were the favourites among people loving muscle cars. The muscle cars were not only famous in US but also in many other parts of world.
Dodge Models in Philippines:
Currently many models of Dodge cars are running on roads of Philippines. Cars from famous Charger and Challenger series have been quite popular among local people. The latest car in Charger, 2014 Dodge Charger is a powerful car which has a V6 engine producing power up to 292 hp. The power is a special property of all members of Charger family. The members are Charger SE, SXT, SXT Plus, R/T and R/T Plus. It has very comfortable interior features which give a pleasurable experience while driving at very high speed and in tough conditions. It is also fitted with more than sixty four safety features which make it one of the safest in its segment.
Another latest model which is very popular is the 2014 Dodge Challenger. It is the latest entrant in the Challenger family. It is a powerful muscle car with excellent looks. The front hood is beautifully sculpted and sides and rear are also good. It is fitted with a 3.6 litre V6 Pentastar engine which produces a power equivalent of 227 kW. To improve efficiency, it is fitted with a unique Fuel Saver Technology.
Other than Challenger and Charger series, Durongo series SUVs are also launched by Dodge in Philippines. They provide a good power at an impressive fuel economy. Various advanced technology is also fitted to give a safer driving experience.
The future models of Challenger and Charger series have been introduced also. The 2015 Challenger and Charger will hit market in early 2015. There is a loyal fan base of Dodge muscle cars in Philippines and they are connected to each other via various social networking platforms. The company also has an official Facebook page which is quite popular among its fans.