In 1909, the American automobile brand "Hudson" was founded, which specialized in the production of open-type light vehicles. However, the company gained real fame only during the Second World War, when in 1941 the Hudson 1942 model was presented, which sold more than 80 thousand copies.
In addition, the company has launched lightweight aluminum bodies for a number of United States car brands. However, in 1942, the company switched to the production of military equipment and heavy trucks for the needs of the army, which underwent field conditions during the Second World War. A whole generation of aviation power units was also presented, which were used in light reconnaissance aircraft.
In 1946, the Hudson company returned to the production of passenger cars, starting production of the Super and Commondor models. Under the hoods of the cars were located power units with six and eight cylinders, which had a capacity of 102 and 128 horsepower. Nevertheless, due to the peculiarities of the chassis, which almost completely repeated the design of that of the military models of the brand, led to low demand for Hudson cars. In 1948, the company launched a new model that received a lightweight chassis and a powerful 149-horsepower engine, which ensured better performance at high speeds. For three years, the company has experienced a real economic recovery.
In 1951, Hudson embarked on the development of a new generation of vehicles, investing all the profits in the modernization of its manufacturing facilities. However, the new generation did not meet the expectations of the buyers, as a result, production gradually declined. And in 1954 the last model of the Hudson company was released.