1911 – Chevrolet Officially Enters the Automobile Market
Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors.
Louis Chevrolet a Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer and ousted General Motors founder William C. Durant started the company on November 3, 1911 as the Chevrolet Motor Car Company.
The Chevrolet brand to became the volume leader in the General Motors family, selling mainstream vehicles to compete with Henry Ford’s Model T in 1919 and overtaking Ford as the best-selling car in the United States by 1929.
Today Chevrolet-branded vehicles are sold in most automotive markets worldwide.
Extra Note: In 2009 China became Chevrolet’s third-largest market, with sales of 332,774 vehicles, behind only the United States and Brazil (1,344,629 and 595,500 vehicles respectively). By 2010, Chevy sold just over half a million, with the Cruze being its best seller there.
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