Louis Chevrolet started Chevrolet in 1911, merging with General Motors and friend William C. Durant in 1918, Chevy has a long and deep American history. Quickly rivalling Henry Ford’s Model T the competition with Ford would drive designs like the Camaro to be created later down the road.
The 50’s saw Chevrolet become the first manufacturer to offer an automatic transmission on a value-priced American vehicle and the birth of the ever legendary small-block V8 engine.
Over the decades Chevrolet would remain a trusted name in American muscle cars, sturdy SUVs, and heavy-duty pickup trucks and they continue to add to that legacy today. Celebrating the 100th birthday of Chevrolet in 2011 they debuted the “extended range” electric car the Volt.
Competitors have tried but none have managed to surpass the legacy that Chevy has built over the years.