Chevrolet Brand History & Current Models

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Old Chevrolet Car

Chevrolet History

The year was 1911 and on a November day in Detroit, Michigan history would be made. General Motors founder Billy Durant and Louis Chevrolet, a race car driver, would combine their knowledge of cars and business to create the Chevrolet brand. The company was named after Louis Chevrolet; as Durant thought it would be good for business to be associated with a race car driver of the day. Chevrolet was well known and had a reputation for being a daring driver. He set the land speed record in 1905 after reaching speeds of 111 mph. Both men lost their fortunes during the Depression but both companies—Chevrolet and GM—have survived the test of time. Durant passed away in 1947 at the age of 86 and Chevrolet died in 1941 at the age of 63.


1913 – Chevrolet Offers Their First Car

The first car made by Chevy was the Series C Classic Six. It was powered by a 4.9L six-cylinder engine and reached a top speed of about 65 mph. It sold for $2,150 or nearly $50,000 today when adjusted for inflation. In 1913, the Chevrolet bowtie logo was created. While it has disputed origins, it is widely accepted that Durant was inspired by the wallpaper design in a Parisian hotel he was staying at in 1913.

Series C classic six

2016 Chevrolet Receives Awards From: KBB, Autobytel, Motor Trend, US News & World Report

Chevrolet has paved the way for many companies throughout the years, collecting awards and recognition along the way. Chevy was the first car company to bring built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi to vehicles and has recently collected awards such as the following: KBB.com Most Fuel Efficient Electric Car (Spark), Autobytel 2016 Sedan of the Year (Malibu), 2016 Green Car of the Year® Awarded by Green Car Journal (Volt), Motor Trend’s 2016 Car of the Year® (Camaro), 2016 Top Safety Pick Midsize SUV (Equinox), 2016 Best Large SUV for the Money by US News (Traverse), and Motor Trend’s 2016 Truck of the Year® (Colorado).

Chevrolet: 100+ Years In Business – An American Manufacturer – A World-Wide Brand

Over a century has passed and Chevrolet is still going strong. Thanks to cars like the 1953 Corvette, 1955 Bel Air Sport Coupe, 1969 Camaro, 1970 El Camino SS, 1970 Chevelle SS, and countless others, the brand is recognized around the world for its American ingenuity, quality, and innovation.