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History [link]

Chevrolet was established in 1911 by Louis Chevrolet and Billy Durant. the founder of General Motors. Louis Chevrolet had already built up a reputation as a mechanic and race driver, first in his native Europe and then over in the USA. He gained experience working with the largest car manufacturer of the time, de Dion-Bouton whilst dominating the race circuits for 15 years. In 1905 he set a land speed record by covering a mile in 52.8 seconds.

In 1907, Louis Chevrolet began driving for Buick. which is where he met future GM founder Billy Durant. Seeing his passion for cars coupled with a reputation as a talented racer, Durant saw potential in creating a brand from Louis Chevrolet’s name. Upon its birth, Chevrolet went on to establish a firm presence in North and South America, toppling the Ford Model T from the top sales position.

In Europe, Chevrolet also had production facilities in Denmark, Poland and Switzerland, which continued operating until 1968. In the latter half of the 20th Century Chevrolet grew as a niche European brand with imports of the two flagship models, Corvette and Camaro as well as other Chevrolet vehicles.

Future Cars and Development [link]

Chevrolet T2X Concept [link]

Unveiled at the 2006 Seoul Motor Show, the T2X was developed in Korea by Chevrolet Europe’s parent company, GM Daewoo. David Lyon, Executive Director of Design for GM Daewoo described it as a car that exemplifies our company slogan ‘Driving Innovation’. [ 2 ] Mixing together both elements of a Sports Utility Vehicle and a Sports Coupe, it has a wheelbase of 2,707#160;mm, sporty wheel arches and wheels that are positioned outside outside of the vehicle’s body giving the impression of an agile and athletic car. According to Max Wolff, Deputy Director of Advanced Design, the T2x has been designed to appeal to everyone, but in particular those in their 20s and 30s looking for a sports car feel coupled with the practicality of an SUV [ 3 ]

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Models [link]

Aveo [link]

A 5 seater hatchback, the Aveo is being launched throughout Europe in Summer 2011 as a competitor to the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa and Volkswagen Polo. The second generation Aveo was launched at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and is set to take over from the Daewoo Kalos. which has been known as the Chevrolet Aveo in most European markets for a number of years now.

Earlier in the year, Chevrolet had also unveiled an Aveo RS concept, featuring 19#160;inch wheels and the North American Cruze’s 138#160;bhp 1.4l Turbocharged Ecotec. In contrast to the North American Sonic there will be no 4 door sedan available.

Captiva [link]

Developed from the 2004, Chevrolet S3X concept car debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, the Captiva is a crossover SUV developed in South Korea by GM Daewoo. In South Korea the car is referred to as the Daewoo Winstorm. Available in 5 and 7 seater iterations, What Car refers to the roominess and practicality of the cabin as particularly strong aspect of the car. [ 5 ] The equipment is also rated highly with base models being equipped with air conditioning, MP3 ready CD stereo, alloy wheels and a separately opening tailgate window.

Cruze [link]

The Cruze name was initially used for a joint venture between Suzuki and GM which produced both the Cruze and the Suzuki Ignis in 2001. In its first incarnation, it was packaged as a crossover SUV. Subaru also adopted the shape of the car in 2003 to create the G3X Justy, exclusively distributed around Europe. In 2008, the was resurrected as a compact sedan based on the GM Delta II platform, on which the European Opel/Vauxhall Astra also sits.

The Cruze replaces the Chevrolet Cobalt and Daewoo/Chevrolet Lacetti. The Cruze body was used as part of a test to determine electric car driving patterns and real world behaviour, in preparation for the launch of the Chevrolet Volt. [ 6 ] The cars are set to be outfit with 31 kWh battery packs that are claimed to have a range of 100 miles, producing a 0-62#160;mph time of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 103#160;mph. The battery unit itself is set to take just 8–10 hours to fully charge.

In Europe a hatchback version of the Cruze is due to launch in the second half of 2011, with 1.6 and 1.8 petrol engines, accompanied by a 161bhp 2.0 diesel. As yet there is no official word on whether the 1.4 ecotec engine used in North America will make its way into the European model.

Orlando [link]

The Orlando is a seven seater MPV being released throughout Europe in Spring 2011. Seen as a rival to the Ford S-Max. VW Touran and Opel Zafira. it signals another step in Chevrolet’s goal of establishing itself as a European brand.

The car itself will initially be available in a 1.8 litre version delivering 139#160;bhp and two 2.0 litre diesel versions with the most powerful of the two creating 161#160;bhp. [ 7 ] In a first test of the car, UK car website, Autocar suggested that the car could compete with the Zafira and S-Max in terms of practicality. They point in particular to the size of the cabin and the 30 different seat arrangements, which help position it as a significant rival in the MPV market.

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