Chevrolet is named after its designer Louis Chevrolet who was commissioned by a successful buggy manufacturer from Flint, Michigan, William Durant to help him design a car for the general public. The company was established in 1911 and the famous bowtie shape made its first appearance in 1914.
The Chevrolet brand quickly captured the imagination of the car loving community because of its trustworthiness and performance. Handling and fuel economy were also attractive factors of the brand. Today, they are one of the world leaders in automobiles, operating from global headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. The company has operations in 31 countries with China as its largest international market followed by the United States, Brazil, the UK, Germany and Russia.
2011 has seen many models from Chevrolet make a mark in many car market segments. Chevy models include cars, SUVs and trucks. Popular models include the following:
Aveo – Available as a sedan and a five-door hatchback. Starts at $ 11,965.
Camaro – America's popular sports car returns with a hot retro look starting at $ 22,680.
Cobalt – Available as a coupe and a sedan, both starting at $ 14,490.
Corvette – The great American sports car comes in six models priced from $ 48,950 to $ 111,100.
Cruze – The all-new 2011 compact sedan with dozens of extras. Starts at $ 16,725.
HHR – A funky multipurpose vehicle, the HHR comes in two models starting at $ 18,720.
Impala – This classic full-size car is America's # 1 choice for large sedans. Starting at $ 24,390.
Malibu – A top safety pick in 2010, this award-winning, mid-size Chevy starts at $ 21,975.
Volt – The brand-new addition to the lineup, this hybrid electric has been highly anticipated. Purchase for as low as $ 32,780 after tax savings.
Equinox – A crossover that beats all others in fuel efficiency on the highway and priced starting at just $ 22,750.
Suburban – Created the SUV segment. Two versions; a half-ton starting at $ 40,925 and a three-quarter ton starting at $ 42,535.
Tahoe – With the best fuel economy in its class, the Tahoe Hybrid 23 mpg highway and starts at $ 50,735. The base model starts at $ 37,570.
Taverse – Gets a five-star safety rating and carries more cargo than any competitor. Starts at $ 29,224.
Avalanche – One of a kind. Changes from an SUV to a pick up in less than a minute. Priced starting at $ 36,110.
Colorado – A practical work horse that's fun to drive and easy on the wallet. Starts at $ 17,045.
Silverado – Chevy's popular pickup comes in four styles including a hybrid. Starts at $ 20,850.