Chrysler is an American automobile introduced in 1924 and produced by Maxwell Motor Company. The 1924 Chrysler Six had many innovative features, among them four-wheel hydraulic brakes, pressured lubrication with an oil filter and a high-compression engine.
Chrysler Motor Corporation is formed in 1925 of Maxwell Motor Company. At the same time Maxwell ceases to exist the Chrysler 58, a badge-engineered Maxwell with a four-cylinder engine, is introduced.
Chrysler was introduced as a premium brand to compete with makes such as Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard. The Chrysler Imperial was the top model when it was introduced in 1926 and the Imperial became its own brand in 1955.
The Chrysler 58 was spun off as less expensive automotive brand, Plymouth, in 1928 as 1929 model cars.
The Hemi engine introduced in 1951, fully automatic transmission in 1953, Chrysler 300 in 1955 and the Chrysler Town & Country minivan in 1983. The fifth generation minivan was introduced in 2007 as a 2008 model year.