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32 production models

33 discontinued models

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Chevrolet is the auto equivalent of a gene-boosted steroid-pumped feline. The ferocious cat was groomed by Swiss born racing driver Louis Chevrolet and business whiz Buick resurrector and former GM head William Durant, as a joint venture that started in 1910. Shortly after Durant was forced out of GM, he partnered with Chevrolet, whom he had previously employed at his Buick racing team, to regain the popularity he had lost.

The Chevy headquarters was set in Detroit and the newly formed brand was baptized, receiving its famous “bowtie” logo in 1913. There are several hypotheses as to how the logo design came to be, two of them being the closest to unanimous acceptance. One of the theories hints at the logo having been designed after a poster Durant had seen in a French hotel while the second claims the “bowtie” is actually a stylized representation of the Swiss flag cross.

No matter how it originated, the golden Chevy logo persisted. In fact, the brand grew at such a fast pace that it allowed Durant to regain ownership of GM in 1916. After having become wealthy enough, Durant bought a smashing 54.5 percent of GM's shares, reinstating himself as head of the auto empire.

Soon after the takeover, Chevrolet was absorbed into GM, becoming a separate division. Having gained even more strength after the merger, the newly formed entity was quick in starting off production and launched the model D in 1918. The V8 35 hp engines fitted on these cars were replaced by smaller 6 cylinder ones, that proved particularly successful on commercial vehicles. The engine gained reputation due to its high durability and earned the “cast iron wonder” nickname.

Only a few years later, Chevy revealed the SUV in its archaic form: the Suburban Carryall. Sporting rough terrain riding capabilities, seating for 8 and weighing around 1½ tons, it marked the beginning of Chevy's future SUV line-up.

The American producer continued its successful innovations streak by introducing the Powerglide transmission in 1950, becoming the first low-price competitor to equip its vehicles with automatic shifting. Shortly after the introduction of the fully automatic transmission, the legendary Corvette was born.

The Vette had such a good reception that it remained the longest running Chevy model in the brand's history, having also been the first American sports car to enter mass production. The Vette also premiered the usage of lightweight construction materials for the car's body, like plastic, at that time.

Following the acclaim garnered by the Vette's release, Chevy launched several other models, including the flashy Impala and the short lived air-cooled Corvair. During the 60's, Chevy reached its sales peak with 3 cars out of any 10 sold in the US. However, before such a performance was achieved, Chevy designed a new small-block V8 engine used to equip its '55 truck range.

This particular engine made it till today, going through plenty of modifications in the process ranging from lightweight, durable aluminum construction to ECU managed control and modern fuel injection for better dosage and increased power.

Although Chevy has been registering lower sales in the past few years due to uncontrolled brand extension, some of the “bowtie” emblazoned automobiles have become either cult classics or vintage collectibles, four wheeled icons as reminders of a past age of glory. 
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production models:
sort:yearname
CHEVROLET Blazer specs and photos

CHEVROLET Blazer

suvs

Gasoline

4 generations

2022 - present
CHEVROLET Bolt specs and photos

CHEVROLET Bolt

hatchbacks

Electric

3 generations

2021 - present
CHEVROLET Traverse specs and photos

CHEVROLET Traverse

suvs

Gasoline

4 generations

2020 - present
CHEVROLET Equinox specs and photos

CHEVROLET Equinox

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

5 generations

2022 - present
CHEVROLET Suburban specs and photos

CHEVROLET Suburban

suvs

Gasoline · Natural gas · Diesel

5 generations

2020 - present
CHEVROLET Tahoe specs and photos

CHEVROLET Tahoe

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel · Ethanol · Hybrid gasoline

6 generations

2020 - present
CHEVROLET Corvette Coupe specs and photos

CHEVROLET Corvette Coupe

coupes

Gasoline

11 generations

2019 - present
CHEVROLET Cruze specs and photos

CHEVROLET Cruze

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Camaro specs and photos

CHEVROLET Camaro

coupes

Gasoline

22 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Camaro Convertible specs and photos

CHEVROLET Camaro Convertible

convertibles

Gasoline

7 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Malibu specs and photos

CHEVROLET Malibu

sedans

Gasoline · Hybrid · Ethanol · Hybrid gasoline

8 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Cruze - 5 doors specs and photos

CHEVROLET Cruze - 5 doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Matiz / Spark specs and photos

CHEVROLET Matiz / Spark

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

5 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Silverado specs and photos

CHEVROLET Silverado

trucks

Gasoline · Natural gas · Diesel

13 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Sonic Sedan specs and photos

CHEVROLET Sonic Sedan

sedans

Diesel · Gasoline

2 generations

2016 - present
CHEVROLET Corvette ZR1 specs and photos

CHEVROLET Corvette ZR1

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2018 - present
CHEVROLET Corvette Z06 specs and photos

CHEVROLET Corvette Z06

coupes

Gasoline

3 generations

2021 - present
CHEVROLET Corvette Convertible specs and photos

CHEVROLET Corvette Convertible

convertibles

Gasoline

10 generations

2013 - present
CHEVROLET Impala specs and photos

CHEVROLET Impala

sedans

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline · Natural gas

6 generations

2013 - present
CHEVROLET Colorado Double Cab specs and photos

CHEVROLET Colorado Double Cab

trucks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2015 - present
CHEVROLET TrailBlazer specs and photos

CHEVROLET TrailBlazer

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

6 generations

2020 - present

3 generations

2015 - present
CHEVROLET Captiva specs and photos

CHEVROLET Captiva

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

2 generations

2011 - present
CHEVROLET Cobalt Sedan specs and photos

CHEVROLET Cobalt Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2011 - present
CHEVROLET Express specs and photos

CHEVROLET Express

vans

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid

5 generations

2008 - present
CHEVROLET Tracker specs and photos

CHEVROLET Tracker

suvs

Gasoline

3 generations

2013 - present
CHEVROLET Sonic RS specs and photos

CHEVROLET Sonic RS

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2012 - present
CHEVROLET Spin specs and photos

CHEVROLET Spin

vans

Gasoline · Diesel · Ethanol

1 generation

2012 - present
CHEVROLET Onix specs and photos

CHEVROLET Onix

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Ethanol

1 generation

2012 - present
CHEVROLET Prisma specs and photos

CHEVROLET Prisma

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

2013 - present
CHEVROLET Corvette Z06 Convertible specs and photos

CHEVROLET Corvette Z06 Convertible

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

2014 - present
CHEVROLET Cruze Wagon specs and photos

CHEVROLET Cruze Wagon

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2012 - present
 
discontinued models:
sort:yearname
CHEVROLET Agile specs and photos

CHEVROLET Agile

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Ethanol

2 generations

2013 - 2016
CHEVROLET Astro specs and photos

CHEVROLET Astro

vans

Gasoline

1 generation

1994 - 2005
CHEVROLET Avalanche specs and photos

CHEVROLET Avalanche

suvs

Gasoline · Ethanol

2 generations

2006 - 2013
CHEVROLET Aveo / Kalos 3 Doors specs and photos

CHEVROLET Aveo / Kalos 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline

2 generations

2008 - 2011
CHEVROLET Aveo / Kalos 5 Doors specs and photos

CHEVROLET Aveo / Kalos 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline

3 generations

2008 - 2011
CHEVROLET Aveo / Kalos Sedan specs and photos

CHEVROLET Aveo / Kalos Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2011 - 2016
CHEVROLET Cavalier specs and photos

CHEVROLET Cavalier

coupes

Gasoline

5 generations

2003 - 2005
CHEVROLET Celta specs and photos

CHEVROLET Celta

hatchbacks

Gasoline

2 generations

2000 - 2015
CHEVROLET Chevelle specs and photos

CHEVROLET Chevelle

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

1969 - 1977
CHEVROLET Classic specs and photos

CHEVROLET Classic

sedans

Ethanol · Gasoline

1 generation

2002 - 2016
CHEVROLET Cobalt Coupe specs and photos

CHEVROLET Cobalt Coupe

coupes

Gasoline

3 generations

2008 - 2011

2 generations

2009 - 2012
CHEVROLET Epica specs and photos

CHEVROLET Epica

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

2006 - 2011
CHEVROLET Evanda specs and photos

CHEVROLET Evanda

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

2004 - 2006
CHEVROLET HHR specs and photos

CHEVROLET HHR

vans

Gasoline · Natural gas

3 generations

2007 - 2011
CHEVROLET Malibu Maxx specs and photos

CHEVROLET Malibu Maxx

wagons

Gasoline

2 generations

2005 - 2008
CHEVROLET Monte Carlo specs and photos

CHEVROLET Monte Carlo

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

2005 - 2007
CHEVROLET Nomad specs and photos

CHEVROLET Nomad

wagons

Gasoline

2 generations

1957 - 1961
CHEVROLET Nubira / Lacetti specs and photos

CHEVROLET Nubira / Lacetti

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2004 - 2009
CHEVROLET Orlando specs and photos

CHEVROLET Orlando

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2010 - 2018
CHEVROLET S-10 specs and photos

CHEVROLET S-10

trucks

Gasoline

3 generations

2000 - 2004
CHEVROLET Silverado 2500HD specs and photos

CHEVROLET Silverado 2500HD

trucks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2008 - 2013
CHEVROLET Silverado 3500HD specs and photos

CHEVROLET Silverado 3500HD

trucks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2008 - 2013

1 generation

2008 - 2013
CHEVROLET Sonic Hatchback specs and photos

CHEVROLET Sonic Hatchback

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2011 - 2016
CHEVROLET Spark EV specs and photos

CHEVROLET Spark EV

hatchbacks

Electric

1 generation

2013 - 2016
CHEVROLET SS specs and photos

CHEVROLET SS

sedans

Gasoline

2 generations

2016 - 2017
CHEVROLET SSR specs and photos

CHEVROLET SSR

trucks

Gasoline

1 generation

2003 - 2006
CHEVROLET Tacuma specs and photos

CHEVROLET Tacuma

vans

Gasoline

1 generation

2004 - 2008
CHEVROLET Trax specs and photos

CHEVROLET Trax

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2017 - 2019
CHEVROLET Uplander specs and photos

CHEVROLET Uplander

vans

Gasoline · Hybrid

1 generation

2004 - 2009
CHEVROLET Venture specs and photos

CHEVROLET Venture

vans

Gasoline

1 generation

1996 - 2005
CHEVROLET Volt specs and photos

CHEVROLET Volt

Electric · Hybrid

2 generations

2016 - 2019