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The automobile company and later a brand name of Chrysler began operations as the Dodge brothers bicycle and machine factory in 1901. They manufactured bearings as well as other parts which were in high demand from the early automobile industry and they also help designed over parts for the early Oldsmobiles which would later become part of the competition with General Motors. In addition the Dodge brothers also helped to finance Henry Ford and start the Ford Motor Company. It is ironic that they help to start two of their major competitors which continues to the present time.
In 1914 the Dodge brothers started their own company called the Dodge brothers motor vehicle company. In 1925 the company was sold to Dillon, Read Co. would in turn sold the company to the Chrysler Corporation in 1928. Dodge has remained a major brand name of the Chrysler Corporation ever since that time.
Daimler purchased Chrysler is a 2005 and now Dodge is part of the Daimler Chrysler Co. and his become known primarily for sales in trucks which account for 70% of the divisions overall sales. They are attempting to change this by adding new cars to their market for sale in the US and in Europe.
There are a limited number of vehicles sold in the UK that bear the Dodge brand name. The Dodge 10 CWT was manufactured as a van and also as a pickup from 1976 until 1984. The Dodge RAM 1500 SRT 10 was manufactured from 2005 until present-day time for sale in the UK.
The Dodge truck RAM 1500 SRT 10 is a two or four-door vehicle that can take up to six passengers in the full-size pickup. Customers can purchase the Dodge RAM 1500 SRT 10 which is a regular cab four by two and also the Quad cab four by two. The regular cab 42 comes with a standard 8.3 litre V10 500 horsepower engine. A six-gear manual transmission with overdrive a standard. The Quad cab 42 is also equipped with a standard 8.3 later 500 horsepower engine and a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive as standard.
With the merger of DaimlerChrysler and other manufacturing companies, the van called the Sprinter is a tall delivery van and mini bus, launched in 1995 and marketed under the Mercedes-Benz, Dodge and Freightliner brands. It was launched in Europe in 1995 and is designed mainly for business. It is commonly offered with the diesel or gasoline engine in the United States and diesel, gasoline or LPG in Europe and Asia. The Sprinter Vans main competitors include the Ford Econoline E and the Chevrolet express series. The sprinter at is also being available and marketed in the United States since 2005 under the Mercedes-Benz brand. Current model designations are W. 901, W. 902, W. 903, and W. 905 depending on the maximum permitted weight.
Daimler Chrysler, as well as the other major manufacturers continue to battle with Japanese and other Asian imports for a market share in the UK for both cars as well as vans and lorries.