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    • Chevrolet Motor Company
    • Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Company
Company typePrivate (1911–18)
Division (1918–present)
FoundedNovember 3, 1911; 112 years ago (1911-11-03)
FounderArthur Chevrolet and Louis Chevrolet
William C. Durant
FateAcquired by General Motors in 1918[1]
Area served
  • Americas
  • Australasia
  • China (excl. Hong Kong and Macau)
  • Europe (excl. Russia and Belarus)
  • Japan
  • Middle East
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
Key people
Alan Batey, senior vice president[2]
Commercial vehicles
  • Vehicle financing
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Sales
ParentGeneral Motors
Louis Chevrolet racing in 1910

Chevrolet, also known as Chevy, and formally the Chevrolet Division of the General Motors Company, is a car company owned by General Motors. Chevrolet is known for producing popular, affordable cars. Chevrolet produces the Corvette, one of the most famous sports cars in the world. 1911

Chevrolet was created in 1911 by Louis Chevrolet. Louis was a racing car driver. Chevrolet started using its "bow-tie" logo in 1913. It could have come from a wallpaper Chevrolet saw in a hotel. It could also be a version of the cross on the Swiss flag, due to Chevrolet having been born in Switzerland.

In 1917, Chevrolet combined with General Motors. In 2002, GM acquired the recently bankrupt Daewoo Motors company of South Korea, and in 2011, the brand was folded into Chevrolet making the marque global except for Australasia.

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Current[change | change source]

Some of these vehicles also come, or used to come in, hybrid-electric versions.

Discontinued[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Corporate Officers (January 15, 2014). "Alan Batey – GM Corporate Officers". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.

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