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Chrysler Innovation History: A Legacy of Engineering

March 13, 2015 | Comment

“Chrysler was founded on the philosophy of design with purpose. To build revolutionary new cars – affordable luxury vehicles known for their innovative, forward-thinking engineering. And it is our purpose today and for tomorrow.”

Founded in 1920 by ex-Studebaker engineers, the first Chrysler production vehicle was the revolutionary Chrysler Six in 1924. A leader in innovation, Chrysler was the first brand to manufacture and mount engines to isolate vibration, implement replaceable oil filters, downdraft carburetors, and one-piece curved windshields.  In 1952, the company developed its V8 “HEMI” which combined better combustion and higher compression with lower heat loss to generate more power than previous V8s.

In the ’50s, the brand’s sleek Chrysler 300 trail-blazed design with its tailfins and power, setting speed records across America. The company also revolutionized auto standards that decade by introducing the first safety cushion dashboard and power steering.

Chrysler has thrived with the Cordoba of the ’70s, the Town and Country Minivan of the ’80s, the Sebring convertible of the ’90s, the PT Crusier of the 2000s, and the all-new Chrysler 200 of today. We at Sierra Chrysler are proud to be a part of the Chrysler innovation history and look forward to the company’s advancements of tomorrow.

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