49 Facts About Chevrolet


Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors .

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In Oceania, Chevrolet was represented by Holden Special Vehicles, having returned to the region in 2018 after a 50-year absence with the launching of the Camaro and Silverado pickup truck .

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Chevrolet vehicles were to continue to be marketed in the CIS states, including Russia.

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In North America, Chevrolet produces and sells a wide range of vehicles, from subcompact automobiles to medium-duty commercial trucks.

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One of the technical advancements Chevrolet benefited from was the implementation of an overhead valve engine from the very beginning, as the company was developed as a junior model to Buick, who had patented the overhead valve and cross-flow cylinder design as being more efficient than the conventional use of the flathead engine.

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Chevrolet first used the "bowtie emblem" logo in 1914 on the H series models and The L Series Model .

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Chevrolet eventually unified all vehicle models with the gold bowtie in 2004, for both brand cohesion as well as to differentiate itself from Ford and Dodge, its two primary domestic rivals.

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Louis Chevrolet had differences with Durant over design and in 1914 sold Durant his share in the company.

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Chevrolet continued into the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s competing with Ford, and after the Chrysler Corporation formed Plymouth in 1928, Plymouth, Ford, and Chevrolet were known as the "Low-priced three".

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In 1933 Chevrolet launched the Standard Six, which was advertised in the United States as the cheapest six-cylinder car on sale.

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Chevrolet had a great influence on the American automobile market during the 1950s and 1960s.

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In 1960 Chevrolet joined the newly popular "compact car" market by introducing the Corvair, with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine.

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In 2000, Chevrolet brought back the iconic Impala, although unlike its predecessors, this car was a mid-sized front-wheel drive four door sedan.

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The Chevrolet Bolt won several awards including the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year award, the 2017 AutoGuide.

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The Chevrolet Optra, assembled in South Korea by GM Korea, was sold in Mexico.

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Chevrolet was the sole engine supplier for the Formula Rolon single-seater series in India.

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Chevrolet stopped selling cars and ceased production in Indonesia by the end of March 2020.

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In Pakistan, Chevrolet introduced its cars in collaboration with a local automobile manufacturer called Nexus Automotive.

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Many global-market Chevrolet vehicles are designed and manufactured by GM Korea of South Korea, but they had been sold under the Daewoo Motors brand in South Korea until February 2011.

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In 2015, the Impala was added to the lineup as Chevrolet began importing the American-built sedan to South Korea for the first time.

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Chevrolet stopped selling its vehicles throughout Thailand in 2020, and sold the Rayong plant to Great Wall.

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From 1998 to 2001 the Chevrolet Suburban was sold in Australia as the Holden Suburban, which is expected to return under the Chevrolet badge with the twelfth generation models.

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Chevrolet is looking at making the Camaro part of the V8 Supercar Series in 2022, where it would succeed the Holden ZB Commodore after its contracts with both Holden and the teams involved with the series expire in 2021.

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In South Africa, Chevrolet was GM's main brand name until 1982, with a number of Vauxhall Motors and Holden derivatives being built under the Chevy name from 1965.

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The Chevrolet Nomad sold in South Africa was entirely different from the Nomad sold in the US; whereas the American Nomad was originally conceived as a station wagon version of the Corvette and eventually became the station wagon version of the Bel Air, the South African Nomad was an SUV of truck proportions before SUVs were popular.

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In 2001, the Chevrolet name made a comeback, used on the Lumina, a rebadged Holden Commodore, and later on, on the Daewoo range of cars.

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Until 2005, Chevrolet Europe sold a few models, mostly United States domestic market models modified to suit European regulations.

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Chevrolet vehicles are assembled in Kazakhstan from semi-knocked-down kits supplied by UzAuto Motors.

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Between the autumn of 2007 and the beginning of 2011, the Chevrolet Aveo was produced at the FSO plant in Warsaw, in collaboration with the Ukrainian company UkrAVTO, in both hatchback and sedan body styles.

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In collaboration with the Russian company GAZ, the second generation Chevrolet Aveo was produced at the plant in Nizhny Novgorod for the Russian market, starting from the beginning of 2013, until 2015.

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Chevrolet vehicles were produced at the Avtotor plant, located in Kaliningrad.

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The second sales channel sold economical mass-market Chevrolet-branded vehicles assembled by UzAuto Motors in Uzbekistan.

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Chevrolet trademark reappeared in 1985 for the production of the pick-up in its versions C-20 and D-20.

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In Brazil, the Chevrolet Opala was based on the German Opel Rekord and American Chevrolet Nova from the late 1960s, continuing in production until the early 1990s, when it was replaced by a version of the Opel Omega.

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In Venezuela, Chevrolet has been operating since 1948, when truck production began in Caracas.

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Chevrolet enters a variety of cars in sporting events around the world and is particularly well known in NASCAR, IndyCar, and the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

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Chevrolet is the most successful manufacturer to be involved in NASCAR with thirty-nine manufacturer's titles and the most recorded wins by a manufacturer.

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Chevrolet claimed six consecutive Indianapolis 500 wins from 1986 to 1993 and five consecutive CART World Series wins from 1986 to 1992, with notable drivers such as Rick Mears, Al Unser Jr.

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Chevrolet replaced Oldsmobile as the General Motor brand at the IndyCar Series from 2002 to 2005.

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Chevrolet won several races including the 2013 and 2015 Indianapolis 500, as well as three drivers championships.

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In 2005, when the Chevrolet brand was re-launched in Europe, Chevrolet took part in the WTCC with a version of the Lacetti, developed by the UK-based Ray Mallock Ltd .

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Chevrolet participated in the British Touring Car Championship with the Cruze between 2010 and 2011.

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In May 2012, Chevrolet replaced Audi as the official automotive sponsor of the English football team Manchester United.

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Chevrolet tore off a piece of the wallpaper and kept it to show friends, with the thought that it would make a good nameplate for a car.

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Louis Chevrolet was born in Switzerland at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchatel, to French parents, on Christmas Day 1878.

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In 2004, Chevrolet began to phase-in the gold bowtie that serves as the brand identity for all of its cars and trucks marketed globally, where previously the logo was blue for passenger cars and gold for trucks.

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Chevrolet's advertisement promoting reliability has been pulled after recent backlash.

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The Chevrolet watch collection comprises automatic, manually wound and quartz models, equipped with ETA and Ronda movements.

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The Chevrolet branding by AvtoVAZ continued until August 2020, when it was replaced with Lada.

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