Where Are Dodge Cars Built?

July 17, 2014

American automaker Dodge has had a long and storied life. Started in 1900 by two brothers, its original purpose was to supply parts to the growing automotive industry in and around Detroit, Michigan. However, in 1914 the company began producing vehicles under its own name. Dodge was sold, and became a part of the Chrysler Corporation in 1928, and through mergers and bankruptcies, has remained there ever since.

The current Dodge lineup of vehicles consists of seven different vehicles: the Avenger, Caliber, Challenger, Charger, Grand Caravan, Journey, Viper and Nitro. You'll notice that their once popular trucks—the Ram and Dakota—are not in this list. In 2009, under Chrysler bankruptcy, the newly formed Chrysler Group LLC has turned the Dodge trucks into their own separate brand, simply titled Ram.

The Charger and Challenger models are built side-by-side in the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Grand Caravan is also built in Ontario, Canada at the Windsor Assembly plant. The Dodge Journey is built in Mexico, at the Toluca Car Assembly plant.

The United States handles most of Dodge's manufacturing efforts. The Dodge Viper sports car, for example, is built alone at the Conner Assembly Plant in Detroit. The Dodge Caliber is built in Belvidere, Illinois at Belvidere Assembly. Rounding out the lineup, the Dodge Nitro is built at Toledo North Assembly, in Toledo, Ohio. The Avenger, mentioned above, is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly, but it is also slated to be closed under the Chrysler bankruptcy, and production will end when this occurs.

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