Chrysler introduced Plymouth in 1928 as its entry-level brand. During the glory years of the American auto industry, Plymouth was one of the country’s top-selling brands.
From the 1970s onwards Plymouth largely sold rebadged Dodge or Mitsubishi vehicles. Just prior to Chrysler’s merger with Daimler-Benz, the company invested in new, unique models, such as the Prowler hot rod and PT Cruiser.
Only the Prowler made it into production before the merger took effect and Plymouth was slowly euthanised. The PT Cruiser was sold exclusively as Chrysler.
The brand finally went out of existence in 2001 when the last Breeze rolled off the line.
What is Plymouth named after?
The Plymouth car brand is named for the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Pilgrims setup one of the first successful North American colonies.