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Plymouth (automobile)

Plymouth (automobile)

Overview
Plymouth was a marque of automobile
Automobile
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor...

 based in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, produced by the Chrysler Corporation
Chrysler
Chrysler Group LLC is a multinational automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Chrysler was first organized as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925....

 and its successor DaimlerChrysler.


The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced slightly higher than their competition, but offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide.
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Plymouth was a marque of automobile
Automobile
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor...

 based in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, produced by the Chrysler Corporation
Chrysler
Chrysler Group LLC is a multinational automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Chrysler was first organized as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925....

 and its successor DaimlerChrysler.

Origins



The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced slightly higher than their competition, but offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
Chrysler
Chrysler Group LLC is a multinational automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Chrysler was first organized as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925....

 dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the Mayflower
Mayflower
The Mayflower was the ship that transported the English Separatists, better known as the Pilgrims, from a site near the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, , in 1620...

 ship which landed at Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. It is an important symbol in American history...

. However, the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer
Joseph W. Frazer
Joseph Washington Frazer was a 20th-century American automobile company executive employed in succession by Chrysler, Willys-Overland, Graham-Paige and Kaiser-Frazer Corporation...

 for its popularity among farmers. (Plymouth Binder Twine was a common household item that was used to tie up various items.)

The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile
Maxwell automobile
The Maxwell was a brand of automobiles manufactured in the United States of America from about 1904 to 1925. The present-day successor to the Maxwell company is Chrysler Group.-History:...

. When Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers
Chalmers Automobile
Chalmers Motor Car Company was a United States based automobile company located in Detroit, Michigan. It was named after Hugh Chalmers of the National Cash Register Company. The brand is currently owned by Chrysler.-History:...

 car company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.

Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s




While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end marketing niche, during the Great Depression
Great Depression
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s...

 of the 1930s, the marque helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930, Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto
DeSoto (automobile)
The DeSoto was a brand of automobile based in the United States, manufactured and marketed by the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 1961. The DeSoto logo featured a stylized image of Hernando de Soto...

, and Dodge
Dodge
Dodge is a United States-based brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles, manufactured and marketed by Chrysler Group LLC in more than 60 different countries and territories worldwide....

). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars. In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power
Floating power
Floating Power was a technology developed in the 1920s by the United States automobile firm of Chrysler. It was a new means of attaching an engine to its chassis, with the intention of reducing vibration. Four-cylinder engines of the day started and rode rather roughly, transmitting the torque to...

 and boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six."
In 1933 Chrysler decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine
Chrysler Flathead engine
The Chrysler Flathead engine is an automotive engine manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation.-Straight-4:Chrysler introduced a straight-4 derivative of their new Flathead straight-6 in 1926. Initially used by all Chrysler divisions, the straight-4 became Plymouth-only in 1929, lasting in...

 was equipped with a downdraft carburetor
Carburetor
A carburetor , carburettor, or carburetter is a device that blends air and fuel for an internal combustion engine. It is sometimes shortened to carb in North America and the United Kingdom....

 and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC, introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in (284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders, hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the 'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded for the rear seat occupants.
The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden, Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a 'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory outside London.
The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.

In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door convertible coupes with rumble seat
Rumble seat
A rumble seat, dicky seat, dickie seat or dickey seat is an upholstered exterior seat which hinges or otherwise opens out from the rear deck of a pre-World War II automobile, and seats one or more passengers. An 1899 Century Dictionary describes a rumble as " A seat for servants in the rear of a...

s. The 1939 convertible coupe was prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair
1939 New York World's Fair
The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park , was the second largest American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people...

, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six engine.

For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Chevrolet , also known as Chevy , is a brand of vehicle produced by General Motors Company . Founded by Louis Chevrolet and ousted GM founder William C. Durant on November 3, 1911, General Motors acquired Chevrolet in 1918...

 and Ford were commonly referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market. Plymouth almost surpassed Ford in 1940 and 1941 as the second most popular make of automobiles in the U.S. Through 1956, Plymouth vehicles were known for their durability, affordability, and engineering. In 1957, Virgil Exner's
Virgil Exner
Virgil Max "Ex" Exner, Sr. was an automobile designer for numerous American companies, notably Chrysler and Studebaker. He is known for his "Forward Look" design on the 1955-1963 Chrysler products and his fondness of fins on cars for both aesthetic and aerodynamic reasons.-Early life:Born in Ann...

 new Forward Look
Forward Look
Forward Look was a design theme employed by Virgil Exner in styling the 1955 through 1961 Chrysler Corporation vehicles.When Exner joined Chrysler, the company's vehicles were being fashioned by engineers instead of designers, and so were considered outmoded, unstylish designs...

 design theme, advertised by Plymouth with the tagline
Tagline
A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. The idea behind the concept is to create a memorable phrase that will sum up the tone and premise of a brand or product , or to reinforce the audience's memory of a product...

 "Suddenly, it's 1960", produced cars with much more advanced styling than Chevrolet or Ford. 1957 total production soared to 726,009, about 200,000 more than 1956, and the largest output yet for Plymouth. However, the 1957–1959 Forward Look models suffered from poor materials and build quality and inadequate corrosion protection; they quickly deteriorated and greatly damaged Chrysler's reputation.

Final years



Most Plymouth models offered from the late 1970s onward, such as the Volaré, Acclaim
Plymouth Acclaim
The Plymouth Acclaim is a mid-size sedan produced in the 1989 to 1995 model years. The Acclaim was Plymouth's updated replacement for the similarly sized E-body Caravelle; both cars were built on the Chrysler K platform...

, Laser
Plymouth Laser
The Plymouth Laser was a sports coupe sold under the Plymouth brand from 1989 to 1994. The Laser and its siblings: the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon, were the first vehicles produced under the newly formed Diamond Star Motors, a joint-venture between the Chrysler Corporation and the...

, Neon, and Breeze
Plymouth Breeze
The Plymouth Breeze is a mid-sized 4-door sedan introduced in 1996 as a badge-engineered Plymouth version of the Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus released in late 1995. These three JA-platform cars were collectively known as the Cloud Cars because of their loosely sky-themed names. At...

, were badge-engineered
Badge engineering
Badge engineering is an ironic term that describes the rebadging of one product as another...

 versions of Chrysler, Dodge, or Mitsubishi models. By the 1990s, Plymouth had lost much of its identity, as its models continued to overlap in features and prices with other Chryslers, Dodges, and Eagles. In an attempt to fix this, Chrysler tried repositioning Plymouth to its traditional spot as the automaker's entry-level brand. Part of this marketing stategy included giving Plymouth its own new sailboat logo and advertisements that focused solely on value. However, this only further narrowed Plymouth's product offerings and buyer appeal, and sales continued to fall.

Chrysler considered giving Plymouth a variant of the highly successful new-for-1993 full-size LH platform
Chrysler LH platform
The LH platform served as the basis for the Chrysler Concorde, Chrysler LHS, Chrysler 300M, Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision, and the final Chrysler New Yorker. A Plymouth to be called the "Accolade" was planned, but never saw production...

, which would have been called the Accolade, but decided against it. By the late 1990s, only four vehicles were sold under the Plymouth name: the Voyager/Grand Voyager
Plymouth Voyager
In 1984, the Voyager name was applied to Plymouth's variant of Chrysler's all new minivan. This Voyager used the Chrysler S platform, which was derived from the K-platform . In addition to using a derived platform, the Voyager shared many components with the K-cars, most notably the interior...

 minivans, the Breeze
Plymouth Breeze
The Plymouth Breeze is a mid-sized 4-door sedan introduced in 1996 as a badge-engineered Plymouth version of the Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus released in late 1995. These three JA-platform cars were collectively known as the Cloud Cars because of their loosely sky-themed names. At...

 mid-size sedan, the Neon compact car, and the Prowler
Plymouth Prowler
The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler, is a "retro" styled production car built in 1997 and 1999-2002. The Prowler was based on the 1993 concept car of the same name.- Design :...

 sports car, which was to be the last model unique to Plymouth, though the Chrysler PT Cruiser
Chrysler PT Cruiser
The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a retro styled compact automobile launched by Chrysler as a 5-door hatchback in early 2000 and as a 2-door convertible in early 2005 ....

 was conceived as a concept unique to Plymouth before production commenced as a Chrysler model.



After discontinuing the Eagle
Eagle (automobile)
Eagle was a marque of the Chrysler Corporation following the purchase of American Motors Corporation and aimed at the enthusiast driver.Though short-lived, the Eagle Vision sedan sold in respectable numbers, while the sporty Eagle Talon sold more than 115,000 units.-Overview:Following the...

 brand in 1998, Chrysler was planning to expand the Plymouth line with a number of unique models before the corporation's merger with Daimler-Benz
Daimler-Benz
Daimler-Benz AG was a German manufacturer of automobiles, motor vehicles, and internal combustion engines; founded in 1926. An Agreement of Mutual Interest - which was valid until year 2000 - was signed on 1 May 1924 between Karl Benz's Benz & Cie., and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, which had...

 AG. The first model was the Plymouth Prowler
Plymouth Prowler
The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler, is a "retro" styled production car built in 1997 and 1999-2002. The Prowler was based on the 1993 concept car of the same name.- Design :...

, a hot rod
Hot rod
Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term "hot rod" is unclear. One explanation is that the term is a contraction of "hot roadster," meaning a roadster that was modified for speed. Another possible origin includes modifications to or...

 styled sports car. The PT Cruiser
Chrysler PT Cruiser
The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a retro styled compact automobile launched by Chrysler as a 5-door hatchback in early 2000 and as a 2-door convertible in early 2005 ....

 was to have been the second. Both models had similar front-end styling, suggesting Chrysler intended a retro styling theme for the Plymouth brand. At the time of Daimler's takeover of Chrysler, Plymouth had no unique models besides the Prowler not also available in the Dodge or Chrysler lines.

From a peak production of 973,000 for the 1973 model year, Plymouth rarely exceeded 200,000 cars per year after 1990. Even the Voyager sales were usually less than 50% that of Dodge Caravan. In Canada, the Plymouth name was defunct at the end of the 1999 model year. Consequently, DaimlerChrysler decided to drop the make after a limited run of 2001 models. This was announced on November 3, 1999.

The last new model sold under the Plymouth marque was the second generation Neon for 2000–2001. The PT Cruiser was ultimately launched as a Chrysler, and the Prowler and Voyager were absorbed into that make as well. Following the 2001 model year, the Neon was sold only as a Dodge in the US, though it remained available as a Chrysler in Canadian and other markets. The Plymouth Breeze
Plymouth Breeze
The Plymouth Breeze is a mid-sized 4-door sedan introduced in 1996 as a badge-engineered Plymouth version of the Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus released in late 1995. These three JA-platform cars were collectively known as the Cloud Cars because of their loosely sky-themed names. At...

 was dropped after 2000, before Chrysler introduced their redesigned 2001 Dodge Stratus
Dodge Stratus
The Dodge Stratus was a mid-size 4-door sedan introduced in 1995. It was based on the Chrysler JA platform Cab forward . The Stratus, Breeze, and Cirrus were all on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1996 and 1997. It received critical acclaim at launch, but ratings fell over time...

 and Chrysler Sebring
Chrysler Sebring
The Chrysler Sebring is a line of mid-size cars that was sold by Chrysler from 1995 to 2010.The Sebring came in three generations. The first, from 1995 to 2000, was available first only as a coupe and starting in 1996 as a convertible. The two body designs did not share many components nor any...

 sedan.

Timeline


  • 1960: Dodge introduces the smaller, lower-priced Dart
    Dodge Dart
    The Dodge Dart is an automobile built by the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1960-1976 in North America, with production extended to later years in various other markets. The Dart was introduced as a lower-priced, shorter wheelbase, full-size Dodge in 1960 and 1961, became a...

     model that competes directly with Plymouth's offerings. The new compact Valiant
    Plymouth Valiant
    The Plymouth Valiant is an automobile manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation in the United States from 1960 to 1976. It was created to give the company an entry in the compact car market emerging in the late 1950s...

     is introduced as a marque unto itself.
  • 1961: Valiant repositioned as a Plymouth model for US market; Dodge gets badge-engineered Lancer
    Dodge Lancer
    The Dodge Lancer is a passenger car from the Dodge division of Chrysler Corporation. Dodge used the Lancer name on three different vehicles over the years.-1955–1959:...

     version. Rambler
    Rambler (automobile)
    Rambler was an automobile brand name used by the Thomas B. Jeffery Company between 1900 and 1914, then by its successor, Nash Motors from 1950 to 1954, and finally by Nash's successor, American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1969...

     and then Pontiac assumes third place in industry sales for the remainder of the 1960s.
  • 1962: Sales drop dramatically with the introduction of a line of unpopularly-styled, downsized full-size models.
  • 1964: New Barracuda
    Plymouth Barracuda
    The Plymouth Barracuda is a 2-door car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964-1974.The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had a distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964-1966.The...

     fastback coupe introduced in April.
  • 1965: Plymouth rejoins the full size car market with the new full-size Fury
    Plymouth Fury
    The Plymouth Fury is an automobile which was produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1956 to 1978. The Fury was introduced as a premium-priced model designed to showcase the line, with the intent to draw consumers into showrooms....

    , based on the Chrysler C-Body. The intermediate B-body model line becomes the Belvedere
    Plymouth Belvedere
    The Plymouth Belvedere was an American automobile produced by Plymouth from 1951-1970.-1951–1953:Introduced on March 31, the 1951 Plymouth Belvedere arrived as a two-door pillarless hardtop. It was Plymouth's first vehicle of such design and was built in response to Chevrolet's Bel Air...

     and Satellite
    Plymouth Satellite
    The Plymouth Satellite is an automobile introduced in 1965 as the top model in Plymouth's mid-size Belvedere line. The Satellite remained the top of the line model until the 1967 model year, where it became the mid-price model with the GTX taking its place as the top model. The Fury name was moved...

     for 1965.
  • 1967: The GTX
    Plymouth GTX
    The Plymouth GTX was introduced as the Belvedere GTX in 1967 by the Plymouth division to be a "gentleman's" muscle car.It's most notable appearance in modern popular culture is in the television series Angel, in which the title character drove a black 1967 model.-1967:It was to be an exceptional...

     was introduced.
  • 1968: The Road Runner
    Plymouth Road Runner
    The Plymouth Road Runner was a muscle car built by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in the United States between 1968 and 1980. In 1968, the first muscle cars were, in the opinion of many, moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained options...

     enters the Plymouth line-up.
  • 1970: Duster
    Plymouth Duster
    The first Plymouth Duster was a semi-fastback version of the Plymouth Valiant automobile, produced in the US from 1970 to 1976.The Duster name was later revived for optional trim packages on certain versions of the 1979-1980 Plymouth Volare, 1985-1987 Plymouth Turismo, and 1992-1994 Plymouth...

     coupe introduced in Valiant line for 1970 as is the E-body Barracuda
    Plymouth Barracuda
    The Plymouth Barracuda is a 2-door car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964-1974.The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had a distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964-1966.The...

    .
  • 1971: Unable to afford to develop its own subcompact, the British Hillman Avenger
    Hillman Avenger
    The Hillman Avenger was a rear-wheel drive small family car originally manufactured under the Hillman marque by the Rootes Group from 1970–1976, and made by Chrysler Europe from 1976–1981 as the Chrysler Avenger and finally the Talbot Avenger...

     is imported as the Plymouth Cricket
    Plymouth Cricket
    Plymouth Cricket can refer to two badge-engineered automobiles associated with the Chrysler manufacturer.* Hillman Avenger, an automobile sold in North America between 1971 and 1973* Dodge Colt, an automobile sold in Canada between 1973 and 1975...

    , which is discontinued in mid-1973.
  • 1973: 1973 Plymouth model year production hits an all-time peak – 973,000. The Plymouth Cricket in Canada is now based on the Dodge Colt.
  • 1974: The Dodge Dart
    Dodge Dart
    The Dodge Dart is an automobile built by the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1960-1976 in North America, with production extended to later years in various other markets. The Dart was introduced as a lower-priced, shorter wheelbase, full-size Dodge in 1960 and 1961, became a...

     and Plymouth Valiant
    Plymouth Valiant
    The Plymouth Valiant is an automobile manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation in the United States from 1960 to 1976. It was created to give the company an entry in the compact car market emerging in the late 1950s...

     are, for the first time, different only in name and minor trim details. This continues with the Dodge Aspen
    Dodge Aspen
    The Dodge Aspen, produced from 1976 to 1980, was a compact car from Chrysler Corporation's Dodge division; its Plymouth-branded counterpart was the Volaré . It was launched as a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan, and a unique-for-the-segment station wagon...

     and Plymouth Volaré as well as all further passenger car models. The car that would ultimately become the Chrysler Cordoba
    Chrysler Cordoba
    The Chrysler Cordoba was an intermediate personal luxury coupe sold by Chrysler Corporation in North America from 1975-1983. It was the company's first model produced specifically for the personal luxury market and the first Chrysler-branded vehicle that was less than full-size.-History:In the...

     is reassigned to Chrysler from Plymouth. Last year for Barracuda.
  • 1975: The car that was to become the 1975 Plymouth Sebring is instead released as the new Chrysler Cordoba.
  • 1976: Last model year for the Valiant and Duster; first model year for the Volaré.
  • 1977: The large Gran Fury is discontinued.
  • 1978: The mid-size Fury
    Plymouth Fury
    The Plymouth Fury is an automobile which was produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1956 to 1978. The Fury was introduced as a premium-priced model designed to showcase the line, with the intent to draw consumers into showrooms....

     is discontinued at the end of the model year. The Plymouth Horizon, based on the European Chrysler Horizon, introduced. Chrysler Canada introduces the Plymouth Caravelle based on the Dodge Diplomat.
  • 1979: Plymouth's lineup is reduced to the Horizon and Volaré, and three rebadged Mitsubishi imports.
  • 1979-1980: Chrysler makes several thousand more Dodges than Plymouths for the first time. More Plymouths would be made than Dodges for 1981 and 1982, but from then on there will always be more Dodges made than Plymouths.
  • 1980: Newport-based Gran Fury introduced. Last year for Volaré.
  • 1981: The full-size Gran Fury
    Plymouth Gran Fury
    The Plymouth Gran Fury is an automobile manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation to signify Plymouth's largest full-size automobile from 1975 to 1977. The nameplate would be used on successive downsizings, first in 1980, and again in 1982, through what would originally have been intermediate and...

     and Trailduster SUV's last year.
  • 1982: The Plymouth Gran Fury, basically identical to the Dodge Diplomat
    Dodge Diplomat
    The Dodge Diplomat is an American mid-size car made from 1977 to 1989. It is substantially identical to the Chrysler- and Plymouth-branded versions of Chrysler's M-body cars, including the Chrysler LeBaron and New Yorker Fifth Avenue and the Plymouth Gran Fury in the U.S. market and the Plymouth...

    , is introduced in the United States.
  • 1983: Caravelle
    Plymouth Caravelle
    The Plymouth Caravelle is a mid-size sedan that was originally a 1983 Canadian model. The Caravelle came to the United States in 1985 to replace the Chrysler E-Class. It was essentially identical to the concurrent Dodge 600. It was replaced by the Plymouth Acclaim in 1989...

     4-door sedan based on the E-body and a 2-door coupe based on the K-body introduced.
  • 1985: E-body Plymouth Caravelle introduced in the United States.
  • 1989: The mid-size Gran Fury
    Plymouth Gran Fury
    The Plymouth Gran Fury is an automobile manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation to signify Plymouth's largest full-size automobile from 1975 to 1977. The nameplate would be used on successive downsizings, first in 1980, and again in 1982, through what would originally have been intermediate and...

     (Caravelle
    Plymouth Caravelle
    The Plymouth Caravelle is a mid-size sedan that was originally a 1983 Canadian model. The Caravelle came to the United States in 1985 to replace the Chrysler E-Class. It was essentially identical to the concurrent Dodge 600. It was replaced by the Plymouth Acclaim in 1989...

     in Canada) as well as the Reliant
    Plymouth Reliant
    The Plymouth Reliant was one of the first two so-called "K-cars" manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, introduced for the 1981 model year. The Reliant replaced the Plymouth Volaré/Road Runner, which was the short-lived successor automobile to the highly regarded Plymouth Valiant...

     are discontinued after this model year. The Reliant and E-body Caravelle are replaced by the Acclaim
    Plymouth Acclaim
    The Plymouth Acclaim is a mid-size sedan produced in the 1989 to 1995 model years. The Acclaim was Plymouth's updated replacement for the similarly sized E-body Caravelle; both cars were built on the Chrysler K platform...

    .
  • 1992: The higher priced Acclaim models are repositioned as Chrysler LeBaron
    Chrysler LeBaron
    The Chrysler LeBaron was originally a classic luxury car of 1930s manufactured by Chrysler which competed with other luxury cars of the era such as Lincoln and Packard....

    s. Total sales of Acclaim and LeBaron drop. Total 1993 Plymouth model year production drops to 159,775, along with 237,875 Vogager models. Dodge built 300,666 Caravans.
  • 1994: The little-advertised Laser
    Plymouth Laser
    The Plymouth Laser was a sports coupe sold under the Plymouth brand from 1989 to 1994. The Laser and its siblings: the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon, were the first vehicles produced under the newly formed Diamond Star Motors, a joint-venture between the Chrysler Corporation and the...

     sport-compact
    Sport compact
    A sport compact is a high-performance version of a compact car or a subcompact car. They are typically are front engined, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive coupés, sedans, or hatchbacks driven by a straight-4 gasoline engine. Performance-oriented sport compacts generally focus on improving...

     as well as the popular Sundance
    Plymouth Sundance
    The Plymouth Sundance is a compact car model that was produced for model years 1987 to 1994. It was designed to compete with upmarket compacts such as the Geo Prizm, Ford Escort and the Honda Civic after the production of the Horizon was to be extended...

     and Colt compacts
    Compact car
    A compact car , or small family car , is a classification of cars which are larger than a supermini but smaller than or equal to a mid-size car...

     all end production. They are replaced by a single car, the Neon, a car that Chrysler decides to offer as a Plymouth after dealers protested the loss of the Sundance and Colt with no replacement.
  • 1995: Plymouth's lineup is at its all-time low, just 3 cars: the Acclaim
    Plymouth Acclaim
    The Plymouth Acclaim is a mid-size sedan produced in the 1989 to 1995 model years. The Acclaim was Plymouth's updated replacement for the similarly sized E-body Caravelle; both cars were built on the Chrysler K platform...

    , the Neon, and the Voyager/Grand Voyager
    Plymouth Voyager
    In 1984, the Voyager name was applied to Plymouth's variant of Chrysler's all new minivan. This Voyager used the Chrysler S platform, which was derived from the K-platform . In addition to using a derived platform, the Voyager shared many components with the K-cars, most notably the interior...

    . The number will go up to 4 in 1997, with the introduction of the Prowler
    Plymouth Prowler
    The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler, is a "retro" styled production car built in 1997 and 1999-2002. The Prowler was based on the 1993 concept car of the same name.- Design :...

    , but will never get any higher.
  • 1996: Chrysler announces the new Plymouth Breeze
    Plymouth Breeze
    The Plymouth Breeze is a mid-sized 4-door sedan introduced in 1996 as a badge-engineered Plymouth version of the Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus released in late 1995. These three JA-platform cars were collectively known as the Cloud Cars because of their loosely sky-themed names. At...

     six months after sister Dodge Stratus
    Dodge Stratus
    The Dodge Stratus was a mid-size 4-door sedan introduced in 1995. It was based on the Chrysler JA platform Cab forward . The Stratus, Breeze, and Cirrus were all on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1996 and 1997. It received critical acclaim at launch, but ratings fell over time...

     and Chrysler Cirrus
    Chrysler Cirrus
    The Chrysler Cirrus was a mid-size 4-door sedan, introduced for the 1995 model year as direct replacement for the aging Chrysler LeBaron sedan. Based on the new midsize JA platform, the Cirrus was sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil for the 1995-2000 model years; DaimlerChrysler ...

     models. Chrysler originally had no plans to replace the Acclaim model.
  • 1996: In an attempt to move Plymouth downmarket, Chrysler makes the redesigned Voyager only available in base and mid-level SE models. All of the higher-end trim levels available on the previous generation can now only be found on the Dodge Caravan
    Dodge Caravan
    The Dodge Caravan is a family minivan manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC and sold under its Dodge brand. Along with its nameplate variant, the Plymouth Voyager, the Caravan was introduced for the 1984 model year. In 1987, the Dodge Grand Caravan long-wheelbase model was introduced and sold...

    .
  • 1997: Production for the 1997 model year comes to 178,807 cars plus 187,347 Voyager models. Dodge builds 448,394 cars and 355,400 Caravans.
  • 1999: Total 1999 production for Plymouth cars comes to 195,714 with Dodge at 394,052. Voyager production comes to 197,020, compared to 354,641 Caravans. The writing is on the wall. The redesigned 2000 Neon becomes the brand's last new model.
  • 2000: The mid-size
    Mid-size car
    A mid-size car is the North American/Australian standard for an automobile with a size equal to or greater than that of a compact...

     Breeze
    Plymouth Breeze
    The Plymouth Breeze is a mid-sized 4-door sedan introduced in 1996 as a badge-engineered Plymouth version of the Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus released in late 1995. These three JA-platform cars were collectively known as the Cloud Cars because of their loosely sky-themed names. At...

     ends production. This is also the last year for the Voyager
    Plymouth Voyager
    In 1984, the Voyager name was applied to Plymouth's variant of Chrysler's all new minivan. This Voyager used the Chrysler S platform, which was derived from the K-platform . In addition to using a derived platform, the Voyager shared many components with the K-cars, most notably the interior...

     minivan
    Minivan
    Minivan is a type of van designed for personal use. Minivans are typically either two-box or one box designs for maximum interior volume – and are taller than a sedan, hatchback, or a station wagon....

     as a Plymouth. All 2000 Voyagers built in December 1999 and beyond are badged as Chrysler Voyagers. In Canada, the redesigned Neon is sold under the Chrysler name and both the Plymouth and Dodge names are dropped on all car models, save for the Prowler and Viper. The Voyager name is dropped in Canada as all Chrysler dealer sell Dodge trucks, including the Caravan. Total 2000 model year production for Plymouth comes to 108,546 compared to 459,988 Dodge cars. Voyager production totalled 123,869 versus 330,370 Caravan models.
  • 2001: Plymouth's final model year. Only the Neon remains in the Plymouth line. The Prowler
    Plymouth Prowler
    The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler, is a "retro" styled production car built in 1997 and 1999-2002. The Prowler was based on the 1993 concept car of the same name.- Design :...

     becomes a Chrysler
    Chrysler
    Chrysler Group LLC is a multinational automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Chrysler was first organized as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925....

    . The Breeze is dropped as Chrysler issues the Chrysler Sebring
    Chrysler Sebring
    The Chrysler Sebring is a line of mid-size cars that was sold by Chrysler from 1995 to 2010.The Sebring came in three generations. The first, from 1995 to 2000, was available first only as a coupe and starting in 1996 as a convertible. The two body designs did not share many components nor any...

     sedan to replace the Chrysler Cirrus
    Chrysler Cirrus
    The Chrysler Cirrus was a mid-size 4-door sedan, introduced for the 1995 model year as direct replacement for the aging Chrysler LeBaron sedan. Based on the new midsize JA platform, the Cirrus was sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil for the 1995-2000 model years; DaimlerChrysler ...

    . The PT Cruiser
    Chrysler PT Cruiser
    The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a retro styled compact automobile launched by Chrysler as a 5-door hatchback in early 2000 and as a 2-door convertible in early 2005 ....

     is launched as a Chrysler, though it was originally planned to be a Plymouth. The final Plymouth, a Neon, is assembled on 28 June 2001, with a total of 38,657 built for the model year.


(All production numbers - Ward's Automotive Yearbook, various issues, 1973 to 2002)

Plymouth car models



  • Plymouth Model 30U (1930)
  • Plymouth Acclaim
    Plymouth Acclaim
    The Plymouth Acclaim is a mid-size sedan produced in the 1989 to 1995 model years. The Acclaim was Plymouth's updated replacement for the similarly sized E-body Caravelle; both cars were built on the Chrysler K platform...

     (1989–1995)
  • Plymouth Arrow (1976–1980, rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste
    Mitsubishi Lancer
    The Mitsubishi Lancer is a family car built by Mitsubishi Motors. It has been known as the Colt Lancer, Dodge/Plymouth Colt, Chrysler Valiant Lancer, Chrysler Lancer, Eagle Summit, Hindustan Lancer, Soueast Lioncel, Mitsubishi Carisma, and Mitsubishi Mirage in various countries at different times,...

    )
  • Plymouth Arrow Truck
    Dodge Ram 50
    The Dodge Ram 50 was a compact pickup truck produced by Mitsubishi Motors and sold by the Chrysler Corporation from 1979 to 1993. Plymouth also received a version of the truck known as the Arrow Truck, sold from 1979 to 1982. This was Chrysler's belated answer to the Ford Courier from Mazda and...

     (1979–1982, rebadged Mitsubishi Forte)
  • Plymouth Barracuda
    Plymouth Barracuda
    The Plymouth Barracuda is a 2-door car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964-1974.The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had a distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964-1966.The...

     (1964–1974)
  • Plymouth Belvedere
    Plymouth Belvedere
    The Plymouth Belvedere was an American automobile produced by Plymouth from 1951-1970.-1951–1953:Introduced on March 31, the 1951 Plymouth Belvedere arrived as a two-door pillarless hardtop. It was Plymouth's first vehicle of such design and was built in response to Chevrolet's Bel Air...

     (1954–1970)
  • Plymouth Breeze
    Plymouth Breeze
    The Plymouth Breeze is a mid-sized 4-door sedan introduced in 1996 as a badge-engineered Plymouth version of the Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus released in late 1995. These three JA-platform cars were collectively known as the Cloud Cars because of their loosely sky-themed names. At...

     (1996–2000)
  • Plymouth Business (1935–1938)
  • Plymouth Caravelle
    Plymouth Caravelle
    The Plymouth Caravelle is a mid-size sedan that was originally a 1983 Canadian model. The Caravelle came to the United States in 1985 to replace the Chrysler E-Class. It was essentially identical to the concurrent Dodge 600. It was replaced by the Plymouth Acclaim in 1989...

     (1985–1988)
  • Plymouth Cambridge
    Plymouth Cambridge
    The Plymouth Cambridge, was a full-size automobile, produced by the Plymouth division of Chrysler, from 1951-1953. It represented Plymouth's medium model in its lineup. When it was introduced, it came with new features such as electronic windshield wipers and downdraft carburetors...

     (1951–1953)
  • Plymouth Champ (1979–1982, rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage
    Mitsubishi Mirage
    Mitsubishi launched the Mirage as a three-door front wheel drive hatchback in 1978, as a response to the first fuel crisis some years before. It had a distinctive design with large windows and Mitsubishi's Super Shift transmission . A five-door joined the range in 1979...

    )
  • Plymouth Colt (1983–1994, rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage
    Mitsubishi Mirage
    Mitsubishi launched the Mirage as a three-door front wheel drive hatchback in 1978, as a response to the first fuel crisis some years before. It had a distinctive design with large windows and Mitsubishi's Super Shift transmission . A five-door joined the range in 1979...

    )
  • Plymouth Commercial Car (1937–1941)
  • Plymouth Concord
    Plymouth Concord
    The Plymouth Concord, was a full-size car, produced by the Plymouth division of Chrysler, between 1951 and 1952. It was Plymouth's least expensive model in its lineup. It replaced the Deluxe, and was replaced by the Savoy, but only from 1954 onwards....

     (1951–1953)
  • Plymouth Conquest (1984–1986, rebadged Mitsubishi Starion
    Mitsubishi Starion
    The Mitsubishi Starion is a two-door, turbocharged four-cylinder rear-wheel drive four-seat sports car that was in production from 1982 to 1989. It was also marketed in North America as the Conquest under the Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth names; both the Starion and Conquest came to an end in 1989...

    )
  • Plymouth Cranbrook
    Plymouth Cranbrook
    The Plymouth Cranbrook was built by the Plymouth division of Chrysler from 1951-1953. It replaced the Special Deluxe when Plymouth changed its naming scheme; it was essentially the same as the Concord and Cambridge, but at a higher trim level....

     (1951–1953)
  • Plymouth Cricket
    Plymouth Cricket
    Plymouth Cricket can refer to two badge-engineered automobiles associated with the Chrysler manufacturer.* Hillman Avenger, an automobile sold in North America between 1971 and 1973* Dodge Colt, an automobile sold in Canada between 1973 and 1975...

     (1971–1975, rebadged Hillman Avenger
    Hillman Avenger
    The Hillman Avenger was a rear-wheel drive small family car originally manufactured under the Hillman marque by the Rootes Group from 1970–1976, and made by Chrysler Europe from 1976–1981 as the Chrysler Avenger and finally the Talbot Avenger...

    )
  • Plymouth Deluxe
    Plymouth Deluxe
    The Plymouth Deluxe, was a full-size automobile, produced by the Plymouth division of Chrysler, from 1946-1950. It came in two trim levels, the Deluxe and the top-of-the-line Special Deluxe. It had a starter button on the dash...

     (1933–1942, 1946–1950)
  • Plymouth Duster
    Plymouth Duster
    The first Plymouth Duster was a semi-fastback version of the Plymouth Valiant automobile, produced in the US from 1970 to 1976.The Duster name was later revived for optional trim packages on certain versions of the 1979-1980 Plymouth Volare, 1985-1987 Plymouth Turismo, and 1992-1994 Plymouth...

     (1970–1976,1985–1986)
  • Plymouth Fury
    Plymouth Fury
    The Plymouth Fury is an automobile which was produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1956 to 1978. The Fury was introduced as a premium-priced model designed to showcase the line, with the intent to draw consumers into showrooms....

     (1956–1978)
  • Plymouth Gran Fury
    Plymouth Gran Fury
    The Plymouth Gran Fury is an automobile manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation to signify Plymouth's largest full-size automobile from 1975 to 1977. The nameplate would be used on successive downsizings, first in 1980, and again in 1982, through what would originally have been intermediate and...

     (1975–1977, 1980–1989)
  • Plymouth Grand Voyager (1987–2000)
  • Plymouth GTX
    Plymouth GTX
    The Plymouth GTX was introduced as the Belvedere GTX in 1967 by the Plymouth division to be a "gentleman's" muscle car.It's most notable appearance in modern popular culture is in the television series Angel, in which the title character drove a black 1967 model.-1967:It was to be an exceptional...

     (1967–1971)
  • Plymouth Horizon (1978–1990)
  • Plymouth Laser
    Plymouth Laser
    The Plymouth Laser was a sports coupe sold under the Plymouth brand from 1989 to 1994. The Laser and its siblings: the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon, were the first vehicles produced under the newly formed Diamond Star Motors, a joint-venture between the Chrysler Corporation and the...

     (1990–1994, rebadged Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Mitsubishi Eclipse
    The Mitsubishi Eclipse was a coupe that was in production since 1989 for left hand drive traffic markets. According to Mitsubishi, the car was named after an 18th century English racehorse which won 26 races, and has also been sold as the Eagle Talon and the Plymouth Laser captive imports through...

    )
  • Plymouth Neon (1995–2001)
  • New Finer Plymouth (1932)
  • Plymouth Model PA (1931)
  • Plymouth Plaza
    Plymouth Plaza
    The Plymouth Plaza was an automobile produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1954 through the 1958 model year. The Plymouth Plaza had Plymouth's popular styling of the late 1950s, which is most recognized on the Plymouth Fury .The Plaza was Plymouth's entry-level car...

     (1954–1958)
  • Plymouth Prowler
    Plymouth Prowler
    The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler, is a "retro" styled production car built in 1997 and 1999-2002. The Prowler was based on the 1993 concept car of the same name.- Design :...

     (1997–2001)
  • Plymouth Model Q (1928)
  • Plymouth Reliant
    Plymouth Reliant
    The Plymouth Reliant was one of the first two so-called "K-cars" manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, introduced for the 1981 model year. The Reliant replaced the Plymouth Volaré/Road Runner, which was the short-lived successor automobile to the highly regarded Plymouth Valiant...

     (1981–1989)
  • Plymouth Roadking (1938–1941)
  • Plymouth Road Runner
    Plymouth Road Runner
    The Plymouth Road Runner was a muscle car built by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in the United States between 1968 and 1980. In 1968, the first muscle cars were, in the opinion of many, moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained options...

     (1968–1980)
  • Plymouth Sapporo (1978–1983, rebadged Mitsubishi Galant
    Mitsubishi Galant
    The first generation of the car, initially known as the Colt Galant, was released in December 1969. The design was dubbed "Dynawedge" by Mitsubishi, referring to the influence of aerodynamics on the silhouette. Three models were available, powered by the new 'Saturn' engine in 1.3 or 1.5 L ...

    )
  • Plymouth Satellite
    Plymouth Satellite
    The Plymouth Satellite is an automobile introduced in 1965 as the top model in Plymouth's mid-size Belvedere line. The Satellite remained the top of the line model until the 1967 model year, where it became the mid-price model with the GTX taking its place as the top model. The Fury name was moved...

     (1966–1974)
  • Plymouth Savoy
    Plymouth Savoy
    The Plymouth Savoy is an automobile produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation of Highland Park, Michigan.Plymouth used the name Savoy on several automobiles. From 1951-1953, the Savoy name was used on a station wagon, upgrading the base model Suburban...

     (1951–1965)
  • Plymouth Scamp
    Plymouth Scamp
    There have been two small cars from Plymouth called the Scamp:* 1971–1976 RWD 2-door coupe, based on the Plymouth Valiant* 1983 FWD pickup truck, based on the Plymouth Horizon; see Dodge Rampage...

     (1971–1976, 1983)
  • Plymouth Six (1934)
  • Plymouth Special Six (1934)
  • Plymouth Standard (1933, 1935)
  • Plymouth Sundance
    Plymouth Sundance
    The Plymouth Sundance is a compact car model that was produced for model years 1987 to 1994. It was designed to compete with upmarket compacts such as the Geo Prizm, Ford Escort and the Honda Civic after the production of the Horizon was to be extended...

     (1987–1994)
  • Plymouth Suburban
    Plymouth Suburban
    Plymouth Suburban is a Plymouth station wagon produced from 1949 to 1978.Prior to 1949, Plymouth had offered only a 4-door "woodie" station wagon, which was expensive not only to build, but also to buy. In 1949, Plymouth revolutionised the US station wagon market by introducing the industry's first...

     (1949-?)
  • Plymouth Superbird
    Plymouth Superbird
    The short-lived Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was a highly modified version of the Plymouth Road Runner with well known graphics and horn. It was the factory's follow up stock car racing design for the 1970 season to the Dodge Charger Daytona of 1969, and incorporated many engineering changes and...

     (1970)
  • Plymouth TC3 (1979–1982)
  • Plymouth Trailduster (1974–1981)
  • Plymouth Turismo (1983–1987)
  • Plymouth Model U (1929)
  • Plymouth Valiant
    Plymouth Valiant
    The Plymouth Valiant is an automobile manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation in the United States from 1960 to 1976. It was created to give the company an entry in the compact car market emerging in the late 1950s...

     (1960–1976)
  • Plymouth VIP (1966–1969)
  • Plymouth Volaré (1976–1980)
  • Plymouth Voyager
    Plymouth Voyager
    In 1984, the Voyager name was applied to Plymouth's variant of Chrysler's all new minivan. This Voyager used the Chrysler S platform, which was derived from the K-platform . In addition to using a derived platform, the Voyager shared many components with the K-cars, most notably the interior...

     (1974–2000)


Plymouth Trucks


Plymouth built various trucks and van
Van
A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people.In British English usage, it can be either specially designed or based on a saloon or sedan car, the latter type often including derivatives with open backs...

s over the years, mainly re-badged Dodge
Dodge
Dodge is a United States-based brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles, manufactured and marketed by Chrysler Group LLC in more than 60 different countries and territories worldwide....

 or Chrysler
Chrysler
Chrysler Group LLC is a multinational automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Chrysler was first organized as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925....

 vehicles. Early pickups, delivery trucks and other commercial trucks were available, and later an SUV, full size vans and mini-vans. Plymouth had supplied components to the Fargo
Fargo
-Military:* Fargo, the ammunition compound next to the Royal School of Artillery* Fargo-class cruiser, ship design of the United States Navy** , the first ship of the Fargo-class cruisers...

 vehicles, another member of the Chrysler
Chrysler
Chrysler Group LLC is a multinational automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Chrysler was first organized as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925....

 family, but entered the commercial market in 1937 with the PT50.

Truck models

  • Plymouth PT50  - 1937 - Express pickup, panel delivery van, cab and chassis, station wagon
  • Plymouth PT57  - 1938 - Express pickup, panel delivery van, cab and chassis
  • Plymouth PT81  - 1939 - Express pickup, cab and chassis
  • Plymouth PT105 - 1940 - Express pickup
  • Plymouth PT125 - 1941 - Express pickup
  • Plymouth Trail Duster - 1974-1981 - SUV, same as Dodge Ramcharger
    Dodge Ramcharger
    The Dodge Ramcharger is a large sport utility vehicle built by Dodge from 1974 to 1993 , and based on a shortened-wheelbase version of the Dodge D Series/Ram pickup truck chassis...

  • Plymouth Voyager (van) - 1974-1983 - full-size van, same as Dodge Sportsman
  • Plymouth Scamp
    Plymouth Scamp
    There have been two small cars from Plymouth called the Scamp:* 1971–1976 RWD 2-door coupe, based on the Plymouth Valiant* 1983 FWD pickup truck, based on the Plymouth Horizon; see Dodge Rampage...

     - 1983 - Front wheel drive pickup, same as Dodge Rampage
    Dodge Rampage
    The Dodge Rampage was a subcompact, unibody coupe utility based on Chrysler's L platform and manufactured from 1982-1984. First released as a 1982 model, the Rampage was later joined by its rebadged variant, the Plymouth Scamp....

  • Plymouth Voyager
    Plymouth Voyager
    In 1984, the Voyager name was applied to Plymouth's variant of Chrysler's all new minivan. This Voyager used the Chrysler S platform, which was derived from the K-platform . In addition to using a derived platform, the Voyager shared many components with the K-cars, most notably the interior...

     - 1984-2000 - mini-van
  • Plymouth Arrow pickup - 1979-1980 - compact pickup built by Mitsubishi
    Mitsubishi
    The Mitsubishi Group , Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company that consists of a range of autonomous businesses which share the Mitsubishi brand, trademark and legacy...


Concept cars


  • Plymouth XX 500 was a 1950 concept car
    Concept car
    A concept vehicle or show vehicle is a car made to showcase new styling and or new technology. They are often shown at motor shows to gauge customer reaction to new and radical designs which may or may not have a chance of being produced....

    .
  • Plymouth Explorer, was a 1954 coupe
    Coupé
    A coupé or coupe is a closed car body style , the precise definition of which varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, and over time...

    .
  • Plymouth Belmont, was a 1954 roadster
    Roadster
    A roadster is a two-seat open car with emphasis on sporty handling and without a fixed roof or side weather protection. Strictly speaking a roadster with wind-up windows is a convertible but as true roadsters are no longer made the distinction is now irrelevant...

    .
  • Plymouth Cabana was a 1958 station wagon
    Station wagon
    A station wagon is a body style variant of a sedan/saloon with its roof extended rearward over a shared passenger/cargo volume with access at the back via a third or fifth door , instead of a trunk lid...

    , which featured a unique glass roof for the rear portion of the car.
  • Plymouth XNR 500 was a 1960 sports car.
  • Plymouth VIP was a 1965 four seater convertible
    Convertible
    A convertible is a type of automobile in which the roof can retract and fold away having windows which wind-down inside the doors, converting it from an enclosed to an open-air vehicle...

     with a unique roof bar from the top of the windshield to the rear deck.
  • Plymouth Duster I was a 1969 roadster, with a wraparound boat-style windshield.
  • Plymouth Slingshot
    Plymouth Slingshot
    The Plymouth Slingshot is a concept car produced in 1988 by Plymouth. The Slingshot was introduced at the 1988 Los Angeles Auto Show.-Design:...

    , was a 1988 concept.
  • Plymouth Speedster was a 1989 2-seater concept car.
  • Plymouth Roadrunner is an early 2010s concept shown in an issue of Mopar Enthusiast magazine as the cover article.

Advertising taglines



The Plymouth division used various taglines over the years.
  • "Plymouth - star of the Forward Look
    Forward Look
    Forward Look was a design theme employed by Virgil Exner in styling the 1955 through 1961 Chrysler Corporation vehicles.When Exner joined Chrysler, the company's vehicles were being fashioned by engineers instead of designers, and so were considered outmoded, unstylish designs...

    " (late 1950s)
  • "Plymouth is out to win you over this year" (late-1960s)
  • "And the Plymouth win-you-over beat goes on!" (late 1960s and early 1970s)
  • "Chrysler-Plymouth, coming through!" (early 1970s - Radio ads with this moniker were broadcasted through 1972 )
  • "Now that's imagination, that's Plymouth!" (late 1970s)
  • "The pride is back, born in America" (mid and late 1980s)
  • "The nine most important words to Plymouth: Satisfy the customer, satisfy the customer, satisfy the customer" (late 1980s)
  • "If it's important to you, it's important to Plymouth" (early 1990s)

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