The Dodge line of vehicles is actually a subsidiary of the larger Chrysler Corporation. Dodge vehicles can range in design and use to include cars, lorries, minivans and all-terrain vehicles. The majority of these vehicles are considered to be rather moderately priced, thus allowing them to be quite popular amongst younger generations and families.
The company can trace its roots back to 1900 when Horace and John Dodge founded a car accessory corporation that was intended to serve the fledgling automobile industry in Detroit. Due to the success of this young company, Chrysler purchased it in its entirety in 1928. While Dodge (like many domestic automobile manufacturers) was slightly hurt during the oil crisis of the 1970s, this American company has done quite well into modern times; manufacturing such well-known vehicles as the Ram and the Dodge Viper.
In the late 1990s, Dodge once again went through an ownership change; this time seeing Chrysler merging with Daimler-Benz. The resultant company was thereafter known as Daimler-Chrysler. Thereafter, Dodge was (and is) considered to be the economic division of the larger Chrysler line as well as the brand name that has become known for high performance vehicles such as sports cars and sport utility vehicles.
Some of the current models in production include the Challenger, the Caravan, the Journey and even a renewed model of the famous Dodge Dart of the 1960s. With a sizable market share and perceived stability, it is expected that the Dodge line of automobiles will continue to prove popular into the future.