Exotic auto manufacturers aren’t the only companies with a heritage in auto racing. Louis Chevrolet, a Swiss-born racecar driver, connected with GM founder William Durant in 1910, shortly after Durant had been forced out of his own company. The two formed Chevrolet in 1911 to compete directly with Ford’s Model T. By 1916 Chevrolet was making enough money for Durant to buy a majority stake in General Motors. The deal came through the next year, and Durant was once again at the top of GM with Chevy as a major brand.
Today Chevrolet stands as the largest seller under the GM brand with the Silverado leading the pack. With a classic portfolio including Camaro, Impala, and the Corvette it comes as little surprise that Chevy does so well across so many markets. Still, there is an uphill battle to be fought with import manufacturers as they continue to gain market share.
Chevy Reviews & Features
October 28, 2013
Chevrolet's new Silverado 1500 LTZ truck delivers on all fronts, including strong performance, excellent fuel efficiency and plenty of high-end options.
September 11, 2013
The 2014 Corvette Stingray more than lives up to the hype -- a sports car that driving enthusiasts will absolutely love.
March 6, 2013
The 2013 Chevy Spark is designed to excite with its bold styling, affordability, fuel efficiency and maneuverability.
January 14, 2013
One of the most iconic American nameplates makes its triumphant return this year with the new Corvette Stingray.
June 6, 2012
Boasting a sleek, Camaro-inspired design and excellent fuel efficiency, the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is dressed to impress.
November 7, 2011
With a driving performance normally reserved for sedans and cutting edge style, the 2012 Equinox LTZ is a real winner.
October 31, 2011
The all-new Chevy Volt features some cutting edge technology under the hood, and it looks just as good as it drives.
May 30, 2011
With solid quality out of the gate and fuel economy that rivals the best from foreign and domestic manufacturers, GM is back in the small car game.
December 9, 2010
The Camaro used to be an automotive icon. As this reborn Camaro 2LT Coupe proves, those glory days are back again.
Sites worth visiting
The Chevrolet homepage is much more like the official retail hub for the brand. You won’t find a lot of company information here, but you can certainly browse their available vehicles in every shape and size.
Chevrolet on Wikipedia
The Chevrolet page on Wikipedia is your comprehensive source for unverified information. They include a nice history of the brand, including a long discussion of our friend: the small-block V8. The Wikipedia page also includes a nice breakdown of Chevy’s endeavors around the world.
What would the NASCAR world be like without the Monte Carlo SS and the Impala SS? Bleak? That’s what we were thinking. The Chevrolet Racing page has interactive sites for your favorite cars and drivers on the circuit. Keep a close eye on the Nextel Cup with the latest from the track.
Around the Blogosphere
Chevy at Autoblog
Autoblog is the perfect page to find all of your information without doing any work. The guys at AB do a smashing job of catching anything and everything about Chevy. If someone sneezes at GM, these guys know it. Follow the latest shows and model releases here.
The title on this blog reads, ”Everything Chevy,” and it’s probably true. He’s even covered the Chevy grocery seat-belt concept. Head over for a clean site that’s easy to read and chock-full of the latest news.
Chevrolet Forum has all the things you like to see at your favorite enthusiast sites. With subsections for every model and an impressive tech thread, we’d be surprised to see you go wrong here.
From the newest concepts to modded classics, this is a great community site for any Chevy fan. They host forums, classifieds, a calendar tool, even a moderated chat room. This is a great place to connect with the best and brightest Chevy enthusiasts out there.
Full Size Chevy
Full Size Chevy lives up to its name with an impressive member list topping 75,000. There are loads of posts dedicated to your full-size performance and tech questions and a terrific photo gallery for members to post their rides. If you’ve got a Chevy truck, this is the place for you.
Volt Production in 2010
GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz recently told folks the Volt hybrid would be in production by the end of 2010. Lutz has also stated that we should see working powertrains by Easter 2008. All of this, and he still claims the Volt team is nervous about their deadlines. Time to get them in gear, Bobby. The world will only wait so long.
Chevy SUV Wins the Green Award? Really?
Yes, really. The LA Auto Show awarded the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid the 2008 Green Car of the Year award, citing incredible fuel economy on the SUV platform. The Tahoe Hybrid is rated at 21/22 miles per gallon for city and highway driving, respectively.
Is the New Malibu Enough?
Chevy has shown some creative commercials for the new Malibu lately, openly admitting the bland look and low appeal of the car. The most recent redesign is meant to look like $40,000 at around half the price. Left Lane News got a nice look at the new model.