The automobile brand Chevrolet is notable for the fact that it was founded by a man who made a huge contribution to the development of the engineering industry in America, and then throughout the world - William Durant. Together with him, the organization of the new company was carried out by the famous racer and excellent mechanic, whose name the company bears - Louis Chevrolet. The date of foundation of the brand is considered to be November 3, 1911. And decades later, Chevrolet cars will become the best-selling cars in the United States. The company itself will be among the top 10 largest automakers in the world.
Chevrolet cars that became legends
Such models include the Impala and Camaro - cars that had excellent driving characteristics and are popular to this day. The Impala first rolled off the assembly line in 1967 and was produced for another 10 years. The machine had very powerful technical characteristics:
- 6.7L Turbo Jet V8 engine;
- power - 425 hp p.;
- automatic four-speed transmission;
- development of maximum speed up to 200 km/h;
- consumption of approximately 26 liters per 100 km;
- front brake disc, rear drum.
Moreover, the car met all safety requirements. Not surprisingly, sales broke records - more than a million copies in a year. But such a Chevrolet brand as Camaro SS (Super Sport) belongs to sports cars. The Camaro was released as if in response to the Ford Mustang, and this car could really compete with the German supercar. However, there is no clear answer regarding the victory of one or another car.
The Camaro SS was equipped with the same powerful engine as the Impala, although it originally had a volume of 5.7 liters. Also, accordingly, the power was increased from 255 to 325 hp. With. Not to mention the luxurious exterior, which made the sports car look amazing: a bulging radiator grille, an interestingly shaped streamlined air intake and rounded lines made the car visually attractive.
Chevrolet lineup today
Today, Chevrolet cars are an excellent option for those who are looking for a comfortable car for a wide variety of purposes. Chevrolet produces models in various body types: sedans, hatchbacks, crossovers, SUVs, pickups, sports cars, minivans, station wagons. In the "range" of the company there is a car for everyone: a family man,businessman, racing driver, with a limited budget and a fat wallet.
Chevrolet sedan brands
Sedans are the most in demand in the car market, although hatchbacks are already beginning to gradually displace them from their leading positions. At Chevrolet, models such as the Malibu, Cob alt, Cruze and SS have very good technical performance and visual appeal. More budget options are Lanos and Viva.
The three-volume SS is a sports sedan that exudes power and strength. This is a model in which everything is harmoniously combined both inside and out. This car is always ready to go "to battle". However, like Malibu. Such a Chevrolet brand car is also quite powerful, but it does not have a sporty, but a representative look.
Spacious hatchbacks and station wagons
"Cruz" is not only in the sedan, but also station wagon and hatchback. In any form, this model is very successful in terms of technical features and performance of various purposes. Lacetti, Aveo and Spark also deserve attention. These are budget hatchbacks and station wagons with a spacious interior and luggage compartment, perfect for operation both within the city and beyond.
Comfortable crossovers and large SUVs
Among SUVs, the most popular models are Tahoe, TrailBlazer and Chevrolet Niva, already well-known to Russian motorists. Those who are looking for something more compact should pay attention tocrossovers Traverse, Captiva and Tracker. All these models have one thing in common - they have an increased level of cross-country ability, are spacious enough to carry luggage and passengers in them, and are also convenient for the driver due to maneuverability and good handling.
Multifunctional minivans and pickups
Chevrolet's lineup boasts the Colorado pickup, which has been named Truck of the Year twice. The car is not just a truck, in addition, it has its own style and attractive design, thanks to which it fits perfectly into urban conditions. In addition to a pleasant exterior and comfortable cabin interior, Colorado has a powerful technical stuffing.
For a large family, the Orlando euro minivan is the best option. It can accommodate up to 7 people, and each passenger and driver can comfortably fit in the cabin. A multifunctional steering wheel, a conveniently organized dashboard, spacious niches, an audio system, a large luggage compartment - everything you need for a family with children and for those who like to travel with friends.
Super fast and stylish sports cars
Here I would like to talk about the new generation Camaro already mentioned in the article and the world famous Corvette. The sixth generation Camaro with the prefix ZL1, publicly presented in 2016, is a real “beast” that looks much more aggressive than its “father”, released in 1966. Inside the car there are sports seats and a comfortable dashboard, outside - an aerodynamic body kit, a raised hood, extendedwheel arches and a powerful spoiler, and in the engine compartment sits a real "devil" - LT4 with a volume of 6.2 liters with direct fuel transfer and a mechanical supercharger. The generated power is 650 hp. s.
The Corvette is perhaps one of the most famous sports cars in the world. If we talk about the seventh generation with the C7 Stingray prefix, then this “predator” has a very daring “muzzle”, which transparently hints at its unsurpassedness. But the Corvette Stingrey has the right to do so: a small cab with sports seats, a multifunctional dashboard and steering wheel, angular optics, powerful wheels of different sizes, an LT1 eight-cylinder engine with a volume of 6.2 liters, and power up to 466 liters. With. - this is only a small part of the advantages of the modern Corvette. Seeing it, you understand that this Chevrolet car (photo above) has the right to look down on other cars with its devilish eyes.