Export Chryslers, Dodges, Plymouths, Hillmans, and DeSotos
Contents: overviews, by country, by nameplates.
Chrysler export models (overviews)
- Chrysler’s Rotterdam plant, 1959-1969
- Chrysler in Europe
- Plymouths exported as Dodges and DeSotos, 1932-59
- The 1950s • 1998 • 1997
- Fargo Trucks
- Karrier/Dodge trucks (UK)
Asia / Pacific Region
- China: Beijing Jeep to FCA (in progress)
- New Zealand (Chargers, Valiants) - see also “Avengers in New Zealand”
Europe / Middle East and Africa
- Africa: Chrysler has almost no presence, though they were once popular in South Africa. Toyota Land Cruisers and HiLux vans are popular but have little relation to their counterparts in Japan or North America. Used vehicles are shipped in from Japan and other locations, according to Randy Knox, who noted that there were South African (RHD) Jeep Grand Cherokees in Tanzania and other countries (privately owned). In South Africa, he saw Chrysler 300s, Chrysler Grand Voyager vans, and the full line of Jeep products - all right hand drive - on the street.
- Belarus: Mopar Action takes you there to see a surprising number of new and vintage Mopars
- Belgium: Chrysler had a plant in Antwerp in the 1950s and 1960s, and with a wide dealer network.
- Egypt: Arab American Vehicles, created in 1977 as a joint venture with AMC. 49%-owned by Chrysler in 1998. Currently assembles the Wrangler J8 and other vehicles; used to make Peugeots under contract as well.
- Europe (1960s-1970s) | Europe overview 2004
- Finland: Horizon and Finland: 2009 road test
- France: see “by model” listing later on this page, and SIMCA and Matra. Also see: American Car Club of France
- Germany: see bottom of page
- Greece: Farmobil
- Holland: Randy Knox wrote, “On Ascension Day, I saw about a dozen US military vehicles on the streets. Germany's invasion of Holland didn’t sit well with the Dutch and they still celebrate their liberation by the US. After the war, surplus Jeep engines were used to power electric generators built for use on farms.”
- Iran: the most popular car ever sold in Iran was engineered by Chrysler Europe.
- Netherlands: Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep are all sold in the Netherlands.
- Norway: Jim Benjaminson wrote: “Plymouths were made in Moss, Norway by Norsk Automobile Fabriken from 1937 to 1939.” Ken Norberg added: “They imported enough parts to assemble complete Dodge passenger cars in Norway. They were assembled at the Strommen Mechanical Factory, and the cars are known as Strommen Dodge. They made 800 to 1,000 a year from 1934 until the Germans came in 1940. There are still many of them restored and running.”
- Russia: old cloud cars and Moskvitch Alpines.
- South Africa- also see the Rebel page and Australian links
- Spain: Dart/3700GT, and 160/180, Barreiros, trucks
- Sweden where the police loved the Valiant
- Switzerland: the Swiss assembly plant was known for high quality.
- Turkey where DeSoto still lives
- UK: see "by model" listing later on this page. Also see Rootes Group cars: Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam
Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto, Valiant, etc. offshore-only models
During the 1970s, South American Darts were also sold as Chargers, Polaras, and Coronados, with major styling differences between the models (see these photos).