Chrysler Information:America has many automotive brands, but Chrysler, Ford and General Motors stand out as the Big Three from Detroit. Chrysler came along a bit after its companion brands, forming in 1925. The company did not rise to the top right away, but it took off after World War II. Edmunds reports it even crept ahead of Ford to be the second largest automaker in the country in the late 1940s. The company created the Hemi V8 engine, which was introduced in 1951, and played a major role in the muscle car trends of the 50s and 60s. Around the same time, Chrysler introduced the Town and Country and the 300C.
In the 90s, Chrysler joined forces with German brand Daimler-Benz, which resulted in the creation of the full-size 300 sedan. This model incorporated elements of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class chassis, bringing a new driving dynamic to the Chrysler line. There have been many noteworthy vehicles introduced by the company, including the Grand Voyager minivan and the LeBaron convertible. The PT Cruiser, introduced in the 90s, swept the nation with its nod to classic station wagon styling of the 50s.
After some financial struggles, Chrysler came to be owned by Fiat. The brand also pared down its lineup in the past few years to include the 200, 200 convertible, 300 sedan and Town and Country minivan. Drivers who are looking to purchase a Chrysler can find the ride they're looking for at New Jersey State Auto Auction. Chrysler's models are affordably priced to start, making any of the brand's models ideal for anyone shopping for a used car on a budget.