Plymouth is an American car brand, owned by the DaimlerChrysler. Its headquarters are located in Auburn Hills, Michigan. more
The Plymouth marque appeared in 1928, when its first car, Plymouth Model Q, was produced. It was a Chrysler’s desire to enter the market of low-priced cars. In 1929, a new plant was built to produce Plymouth cars. The same year, Plymouth Model U was introduced. Very soon, the brand turned into one of the most mass manufacturers of cars in the USA. In the years of the Great Depression, the low-cost vehicles of the marque helped Chrysler to survive. In 1960s, Plymouth Valiant became one of the most successful cars of the Chrysler Corporation.
In 1973, the sales of the brand reached their peak with 973,000 cars sold. From 1970s, Plymouth models were based on Dodge or Mitsubishi vehicles. By 1990s, the cars of the brand lost their identity and the sales started to drop. Plymouth produced only four models: the Voyager/Grand Voyager minivan, the Breeze sedan, the Neon compact car and the Prowler sports car. At the moment of the merger of Chrysler and Daimler, only the Prowler model had no analogues in other brands.
Along with passenger cars, Plymouth also designed various trucks and vans, but all of them were produced under Dodge or Chrysler brands.
In 2001, the production of the cars ceased. The last car of the brand was the Plymouth Neon. Since 2001, the Neon, Voyager and Prowler models have been released under Chrysler and Dodge marques.