Among the older-established brands in the world. Dodge had its glory days in the 1960s, when it had been one of the most revered street racing brands. That era was then a dreadful phase when it had been forced to suit its badges to Mitsubishi models which had room in the pantheon of great sports saloons and coupes.
Now, underneath the guidance of DaimlerChrysler; the Dodge is once more been appended to cars which are to be given serious attention; the predominantly German management takes heritage seriously, and it is being helped in this instance by that near-legendary petrol head Bob Lutz.
Leader from the pack may be the wonderful new Magnum. Dodge’s variation on the theme of Chrysler’s 300; in normal with that car it arrives with hemi power, an engine that makes all of the right noises and delivers all of the right numbers.
There’s still a method to go (witness the underwhelming Caravan) but light reaches the end of Dodges particular tunnel.