), 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 (GM).
Louis Chevrolet and ousted General Motors founder William C.
By 1916, Chevrolet was profitable enough with successful sales of the cheaper Series 490 to allow Durant to repurchase a controlling interest in General Motors.
After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant became president of General Motors, and Chevrolet was merged into GM as a separate division. Worth, Texas, and Oshawa, Ontario General Motors of Canada Limited.
The Chevrolet division has largely recovered from the economic downturn of 2007–2010 through launching new vehicles and improving existing lines.
GM began developing more fuel efficient cars and trucks to compete with foreign automakers.
The first factory location was in Flint, Michigan at the corner of Wilcox and Kearsley Street, now known as "Chevy Commons" at coordinates , along the Flint River, across the street from Kettering University.
However the first actual production wasn't until the 1913 model.
So in essence there were no 1911 or 1912 production models, only the 1 pre-production model was made and fine tuned throughout the early part of 1912.
In 1957 Chevy introduced its first fuel injected engine, During the 1960s and early 1970s, the standard Chevrolet, particularly the deluxe Impala series, became one of America's best selling lines of automobiles in history.
The basic Chevrolet small-block V8 design has remained in continuous production since its debut in 1955, longer than any other mass-produced engine in the world, although current versions share few if any parts interchangeable with the original.
In 1919, Chevrolet's factories were located at Flint, Michigan; branch assembly locations were located in Tarrytown, N. Mc Laughlin's were given GM Corporation stock for the proprietorship of their Company article September 23, 1933 Financial Post page 9.