The Cars That Henry Ford Built
By 1914, John and Horace had designed a car of their own - the four-cylinder Dodge Model 30. Marketed as a slightly more upscale competitor to the ubiquitous Ford Model T , it pioneered or made standard many features later taken for granted: all-steel body construction (the vast majority of cars worldwide still used wood-framing under steel panels, though Stoneleigh and BSA used steel bodies as early as 1911); 5 12-volt electrical system (6-volt systems would remain the norm until the 1950s); 35 horsepower 6 (versus the Model T's 20), and sliding-gear transmission (the best-selling Model T would retain an antiquated planetary design until its demise in 1927).
Once GM ( GM : Research , Estimates ) began relying more on sharing components, and virtually entire cars, among different brands, Oldsmobile began to suffer from a loss of identity, said Ken Gross, an automotive historian and columnist for Old Cars Weekly.
Fiat, which makes the decisions for FCA, is gradually exiting passenger cars - Fiat's traditional strength - in favour of the lucrative big-metal vehicles. With the massive amounts of unsold cars and dropping sales, many credit-rating agencies downgraded the company's debt.
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This basic format of a dual line with Six and Eight models continued through 1933, and the cars were gradually streamlined and lengthened in step with prevailing trends of the day. The Italian automaker won't put any money into the deal but will give Chrysler billions worth of small car and engine technology.
Meanwhile, the huge Monaco (Royal Monaco beginning in 1977 when the mid-sized Coronet was renamed "Monaco") models hung around through 1977, losing sales every year, until finally being replaced by the St. Regis for 1979 following a one-year absence from the big car market.
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That was 400,000 fewer vehicles or the equivalent of two factories' annual output. The alliance allows for the potential distribution of Fiat vehicles through Chrysler's dealerships. "The fact that a company responds to a complaint does not mean that they have changed their business model," says Chris Thetford, director of communications for the St. Louis Better Business Bureau.
FCA went so far as to halt production of all passenger models produced in the U.S. — the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. In 1953, former General Motors President Charles Wilson said, "What's good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa." GM sales hit a peak of 17.296 million vehicles in September 2005.