The American Plymouth brand was based by known auto maker Walter Chrysler in 1928. Then entered the market at once some new models of the company equipped with four-cylinder engines. They differed from the competitors in rather low price, and also such innovation, as hydraulic brakes. The car was called as Plymouth Four, and was planned that it will replace the outdated Chrysler 52 model.
A year later in Detroit the plant on assembly of Plymouth cars opened, and in 1930 the second model of a car under the name Plymouth U was let out. It cost as much, how many and her competitors, but for small surcharge the producer suggested to install the radio receiver.
1931 was marked for the company by an exit of a series of cars which was called as Plymouth RA. It were the variations from eight various bodies constructed on one platform. Thanks to such kind of a car, the company received reputation of the manufacturer of mass cars.
In 1932 the new line of cars under the name Plymouth RV descended from the conveyor. In 1933 the producer pleased the clients again with release of the following series of Plymouth P cars which were equipped with the improved 70 horsepowers 6-cylinder engine. By these cars automatic coupling which worked was established when the driver took away a foot from an accelerator pedal. And in a year, in 1934, the Plymouth company celebrated release of the million car.
Within several years the staff of the enterprise developed and improved new technologies. As a result into 1942 on court of consumers one more novelty was brought. It was the model under the name Plymouth 14C. It was allocated with two innovations: more spacious salon and lighting which joined automatically when opening a door. As a result, on the basis of this car the following Plymouth 15S model on the basis of which all cars up to 1949 gathered was constructed.
From the beginning of the 70th petrol crisis that was strongly reflected in mechanical engineering came to the country. Significantly demand for full-size cars decreased, but at the same time compacts and subcompacts well were on sale. The last, unfortunately, weren't presented in the market by the Plymouth company.
In the middle of the decade of Plymouth presented new model – Plymouth Volare which replaced more than successful Plymouth Valiant. However replacement didn't become such popular. Quite on the contrary, the new car was recognized as the commercially unprofitable. Also the Fury model therefore by 1981 it was laid off wasn't in demand also. In turn, the Grand Fury model was issued till 1989.
"To endure" prolonged crisis, the automobile enterprises were developed by the new – economic models of a car, and the Plymouth company wasn't an exception. So in 1978 I debuted Plymouth Horison developed on the basis of the representative of the European automotive industry – the Simca car. In the late seventies Plymouth on production had Plymouth Volare, Plymouth Horison and three Japanese models of a car. In 1980 the market was entered by new Plymouth Reliant – compact model which quickly equaled hopes of the company.
Continuing the cooperation with foreign producers, in 1989 the Plymouth enterprise managed to release the sports Plymouth Lazer car which became a fruit of joint works with Mitsubishi Motors. But the model wasn't in demand, and in 1994 it laid off.
The next decade the Plymouth company began with sales of cars of Japanese producers under the brand: Mitsubishi Galant was issued as Plymouth Champ, and the American Lancer received the name Plymouth Colt. And at the same time the company put the model of a car of Acclaim on the conveyor.
In 1995 the American producer replaced all models of a car, except for Acclaim and minivans, with the compact Plymouth Neon car. And a year later the world was seen by a front-wheel sedan of Plymouth Breeze which was for the first time presented in Detroit, and after a while – in Los Angeles. The car was equipped with the 133 4-cylinder two-liter engine in horsepowers, or the 2,4 liters unit and 152 horsepowers.
Despite everything, interest of consumers in this brand steadily fell. By 1999 production of cars was reduced to 262 900 copies a year therefore the same year the management of the company made the decision to close the enterprise.
In 2000 the Plymouth Breeze car was laid off, and other models since 2001 began to be issued under the name of Chrysler. In nearly hundred years of the existence, the Plymouth company could leave a bright trace in automobile history. And, in spite of the fact that cars with the name Plymouth aren't issued almost ten years, models XX of century are appreciated still around the world.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 300 | 301 - 350 | 351 - 354
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