|Dodge founder||John Francis Dodge
Horace Elgin Dodge
|Dodge headquarters||Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States|
|Owner||Fiat Chrysler Automobiles|
|Slogan||“Domestic. Not Domesticated”|
|Dodge official website||www.dodge.com|
Who makes Dodge?
Cars under the Dodge brand are currently made by FCA US LLC. Founded by Horace and John Dodge in 1900, originally Dodge was an independent company, which was known as one of the top US car makers.
However, when in 1920 both the brothers died and the company became the property of their widows, Dodge started to lose its position. No wonder the widows sold the company soon, first to Dillon, Read & Co., which, in its turn, sold it to Graham Brothers, Inc. At last, in 1928 Dodge was acquired by Chrysler Corporation. It has been Chrysler’s property for almost 90 years now.
Where is Dodge made?
The majority of Dodge manufacturing plants are located in the US. For instance, the Dodge Viper sports car is made in Detroit, at the Conner Assembly Plant. Another factory within the US, where the Dodge Caliber is made, is situated in Belvidere, Illinois. One more plant can be found in the Southern States: it’s the Toledo North Assembly in Ohio, where the Dodge Nitro is assembled.
We should also mention Sterling Heights Assembly in Michigan. It was built more than 60 years ago to make jet engines. It was owned by Chrysler, then by Volkswagen, which turned it into an automobile plant in 1980. In 1983 the plant became property of Chrysler Corporation again.
Two more plants are located in Ontario, Canada. The Charger and the Challenger are assembled in Brampton, while the Grand Caravan is made at the Windsor Assembly plant. In addition to this, there is a manufacturing site in Mexico, where the Dodge Journey is made.