- Country: United States
- Founded: June 6, 1925
- Site: https://www.chrysler.com/
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Chrysler is an American automaker founded in 1925 by Walter Percy Chrysler. The company was initially established as the Chrysler Corporation, and it started as a division of the Maxwell Motor Company, a manufacturer of inexpensive vehicles.
Chrysler’s first major project was the development of a high-quality, affordable car that could compete with more expensive luxury brands. The result was the Chrysler Six, a six-cylinder car that was introduced in 1924 and quickly became popular.
In the 1930s, Chrysler introduced a number of new models, including the Imperial, a luxury car, and the Airflow, an innovative car that featured a streamlined body and an aerodynamic design. During World War II, the company turned its focus to the production of military vehicles and equipment, and it did not return to the production of passenger cars until after the war.
In the 1950s, Chrysler introduced a number of new models, including the New Yorker, a full-sized luxury car, and the 300, a high-performance car that became popular with performance enthusiasts. In the 1960s, the company introduced the Plymouth Valiant, a compact car, and the Dodge Charger, a muscle car.
Today, Chrysler is known for its lineup of sedans, SUVs, and minivans, and it is a division of the larger automaker FCA US LLC (formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC). The company has a long history of innovation and has introduced a number of industry-first technologies, including the first minivan and the first hybrid electric vehicle.