Corporation introduced the Plymouth brand in 1927. In 1959 one of the world's
first compact cars was introduced, the Plymouth Valiant. In 1998 the Chrysler
Corporation merged with Daimler-Benz AG to form DaimlerChrysler AG, the
fifth-largest automaker in the world, making Plymouth a division of
DaimlerChrysler AG. As DaimlerChrysler’s value-oriented nameplate,
Plymouth automobiles are now sold exclusively alongside the Chrysler brand
through Chrysler-Plymouth dealerships.