Dodge is a United States based brand of automobiles,minivans, and sport utility vehicles. It is manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC, a multinational manufacturer in a global strategy,in more than 60 different countries and territories worldwide.
Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900 to supply parts and assemblies for Detroit's growing auto industry, Dodge began making its own complete vehicles in 1915. The brand was later sold to Chrysler Corporation in 1928. It passed through the short-lived Daimler Chrysler merger of 1998–2007 as part of the Chrysler Group.
Chrysler was prolific in its production of war materiel from 1942 to 1945. Dodge, in particular, was well-known to both citizens and grateful soldiers for their tough military-spec truck models and ambulances like the WC54. Starting with the hastily converted VC series and evolving into the celebrated WC series, Dodge built a strong reputation for itself that readily carried over into civilian models after the war.