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History of Chevrolet

It is a brand based in the United States founded in 1911 by Louis Chevrolet and William Crapo Durant society. It belongs to the General Motors group and is, since its inception, the main production of this company. He first specialized in sturdy cars and then cars quality but low price. Now Chevrolet is dedicated to the construction of electric vehicles.

Beginnings of Chevrolet

The events that unfolded in the Foundation of Chevrolet should be one of the saddest in the automotive field. Louis Chevrolet (born on December 25 in Switzerland with French ancestry) was an experienced Car broker who learned all about mechanical thanks his father who was a watchmaker. He dreamed of building your own model car with his surname as signature, one that is fast and powerful when competing. As he had no money to capitalize on his dream he joined William Crapo Durant, who just get fired from General Motors. Despite not knowing anything about mechanics, financed the Chevrolet auto in order to recover positions in the automotive market. Chevrolet and Durant agreed the Alliance using the surname of the first, while the owner would be the second. Chevrolet received a minimum package of shares but with the advantage of promoting its name in their competitions.

Even there, was the perfect Covenant. They produced together the Classic Six Chevrolet, which had as a new use of 6-cylinder (4 was used at the time). It was a luxury car for five-passenger European Court, interior lighting, radiator v, in sum, a gem for those days. In 1912 he sold 3,000 units and the following year doubled this figure. Total success.

However in 1914 he began a conflict that would eventually get to the company Chevrolet leaving his name forever as a brand. Durant wanted to make economic, popular and affordable cars. Chevrolet objected, with the desire to respect the initial Pact to fast cars and powerful. Durant met the subject as a heartless capitalist would: he bought their shares at low prices (that later earned millions of dollars) and took out it of the company. "I sold him my car, I sold him my name, but do not sell you my personality", the man said on that occasion that he left his name and reputation a company car that never was part.

Naturally Durant wanted to keep the name Chevrolet for the free publicity that would make Louis as a professional runner. In addition, French-style phonetic granted charm to the brand that now belonged only to Durant. Years later he returned to General Motors.

For his part, Louis Chevrolet formed Frontenac Motor with money from the actions and worked well until the economic depression of 1922 caused her to fail. In 1930, swallowing his pride, sought work in General Motors as a worker, although by that time already I wasn't Durant in command. Finally, in 1941, Chevrolet died in loneliness, anonymity and total poverty.

Durant lived a similar end. He was expelled, this time permanently, in 1920 General Motors to the company on the verge of bankruptcy again. He died in 1947 in ruin, after investing the family fortune and his failed business.

Chevrolet models

While Durant was in Chevrolet it was intended to compete with the powerful Ford. So he took out the Chevrolet 490, named for its price, $ 5 cheaper than the Ford T which was worth $495.

Chevrolet Corvette (1952), first sports brand, was one of their great models. They were built and assembled by hand. Only 300 copies were produced. In 1954 came models with 6 cylinders which also enjoyed much success.

One of the most remembered is the Chevrolet Impala (1963), later called "the vehicle of the Americans". In its first year it sold nearly a million units. Its success lies in being the only Coupe full size and sedan. Today, this car that was part of a theme of the Beach Boys, is one of the more valued by collectors. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro , which went out to compete with the Ford Mustang is also much remembered.

The present Chevrolet

Despite this sad story, Chevrolet followed and became the most important American brand from the automotive industry and the most profitable of the General Motors group. It enjoys great prestige in North America, South America and Europe - your global expansion, with Asia and Africa in the spotlight already began with the Global Pix plan consisting of the launch of vehicles called "global". The first of these was the Chevrolet Aveo presented in China.

Chevrolet is currently designing electric cars whose novelty is an internal combustion engine that provides part of its energy. Its headquarters is in Detroit. General Motors was the second company to sell more cars in 2010 worldwide, after Toyota.

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Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

The Chevrolet division introduced a full-sized automobile for the 1958 model year, which is known as Chevrolet Impala. It is named after an African antelope. When the full-size automobiles dominated the market, Chevrolet’s model became the bestselling vehicle, with Ford Galaxie 500 and Plymouth Fury in the opposition.

Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevy Tahoe is a full-size sport utility vehicle introduced by General Motors. GMC and Chevrolet had sold 2 different SUVs - Jimmy and Blazer in the early 90’s. Later on, GMC introduced Yukon in the year 1992 as Jimmy.

Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

The luxury division of General Motors, Chevrolet came out with the iconic sports car Corvette in 1953, and it was produced across seven generations. Harley Earl designed the first model, which was a convertible. It was displayed as a concept show car at the GM Motorama in year 1953.

Technical characteristics of Chevrolet Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sedan 1977 147HP (108 kW) @ 3800 rpm 13 l/100km
2 Chevrolet Diplomata 1979 83HP (61 kW) @ 4600 rpm 13 l/100km
3 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sedan 1977 91HP (67 kW) @ 3600 rpm 13 l/100km
4 Chevrolet El Camino 400 V8 1970 264HP (194 kW) @ 4400 rpm n/a
5 Chevrolet Chevelle Sport Coup? 307 V8 1970 142HP (104 kW) @ 4400 rpm n/a
6 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible 400 V8 1970 264HP (194 kW) @ 4400 rpm n/a
7 Chevrolet Nova 1970 202HP (149 kW) @ 4600 rpm 13 l/100km
8 Chevrolet El Camino 350 V8 Automatic 1970 167HP (123 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
9 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1975 167HP (123 kW) @ 3800 rpm n/a
10 Chevrolet Corsica Automatic 1987 91HP (67 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a
11 Chevrolet Captiva 2.0D 2006 126HP (93 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
12 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coup? 1996 152HP (111 kW) @ 5600 rpm 13 l/100km
13 Chevrolet De Luxe 2103 1952 86HP (63 kW) @ 3300 rpm 13 l/100km
14 Chevrolet Epica 2.5 2007 156HP (114 kW) @ 5800 rpm 9.3 l/100km
15 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 1997 202HP (149 kW) @ 5200 rpm 13 l/100km

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