Chevrolet, often called “Chevy”, is an American automotive manufacturing division of General Motors (GM). Chevrolet is best known for its long rivalries with other American automakers (Dodge, Ford, and Ram) with its lineup of cars, trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. Additionally, many of its models are rebadged and used for upgraded GMC models under the GM umbrella, which began as a practice back in 1919 with rebranded commercial trucks.
William C. Durant, the founder of General Motors who had been ousted from his company in 1910 for borrowing too much money, re-entered the automotive industry by founding the Chevrolet Motor Company in 1911. After Chevrolet grew, Durant acquired a controlling interest in GM and incorporated Chevrolet into the holding company in 1918. This led to GM’s infamous five-brand pricing strategy, including Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac, from least to most expensive.
After years of trying to expand beyond America, Chevrolet is now a global brand (except for Australia, where models have been sold under the Holden Special Vehicles marque since 2018). The most famous and notable current Chevy models include the Bolt EV, the Camaro muscle car, the Corvette sports car, and the Silverado pickup truck.
Featured Vehicle: Silverado
All Chevrolet Vehicles:
Spark: A subcompact city car, once available as an EV
Corvette: A luxury sports car coupe, often referred to as the “Vette”
Trailblazer: A subcompact SUV that shares a nameplate with a discontinued midsize SUV model
Traverse: A three-row midsize SUV that replaced the original Trailblazer
Recently Discontinued Vehicles
Astro: A cargo van also sold as the rebadged GMC Safari
Avalanche: A full-size pickup truck that seats up to six passengers
City Express: A compact version of the Express
Cruze: A compact sedan that replaced the Cobalt
HHR: A retro-styled station wagon, also sold as a panel van
Impala: A full-size sedan that was the company’s flagship passenger car
Sonic: A subcompact car, also sold as the Aveo