Chevrolet, commonly referred to as Chevy, is an American automobile division of General Motors Company (GM). Founded in 1911 by Swiss race car driver Louis Chevrolet and GM founder William C. Durant, Chevrolet became an iconic brand in the global automotive industry.
The first Chevrolet car, the Classic Six, was introduced in 1912, and within two years, the company became a major player in the competitive automobile market. During the Great Depression, the company’s sales fell dramatically, but it rebounded in the 1930s with popular models like the Master and Suburban.
During World War II, Chevy suspended all civilian car production and produced more than 600,000 military vehicles. After the war, Chevy introduced the iconic Bel Air and Corvette models, establishing a reputation for stylish design, performance, and reliability.
In the 1960s, Chevy introduced the Camaro, Chevelle, and Impala, popular models that are still highly sought-after by collectors today. The 1970s saw the introduction of the Vega and Monte Carlo, while the 1980s brought the Corvette C4 and the S-10 Blazer.
Throughout the years, Chevy has won numerous awards, including four Motor Trend Car of the Year Awards, seven JD Power Dependability Awards, and ten Best Buy Awards from Consumer Reports. Today, the company continues to be a leading brand in the global automotive industry, offering a wide range of vehicles from cars, trucks, and SUVs to electric and hybrid cars.