Made in the USA Week continues. Yesterday, we took a look at the Dodge Challenger and Charger. Today we take a look at Chevrolet and their most popular cars.
In 1911, Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant founded a company that has withstood the test of time: the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Today, Chevrolets are sold in most markets around the world, and their models range anywhere from subcompact vehicles to medium-duty commercial trucks. While there are several models to choose from, three have remained highly sought after through the years.
From the model years of 1964 through 1977, Chevrolet featured the Chevelle, a vehicle that has served as one of the company’s most popular models. Intended to compete with the Ford Fairlane, it was important that the Chevelle was able to fare well on the racetrack. Consumers were able to choose from a few different models such as:
o Two-door hardtop coupes
o Four-door sedans
o Four-door station wagons
In 1966 and 1967, Chevrolet decided to change up the style of the Chevelle, and they added smooth contours, curved side windows, and a broader grille. The model was so popular that it was a top pick for NASCAR racing between 1973 and 1977, winning multiple times during this era.
The Chevrolet Camaro first went on sale in 1966. Designed to compete with Ford’s Mustang, the Camaro featured the rear drive and front engine configuration. In the 70’s, the second generation model was introduced with cosmetic changes including a larger, wider style.
The Camaro is still being manufactured, and is currently on its fifth generation. Today’s owners enjoy a number of innovative features including:
o 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 engine
o Refined grill
o New fog lights
o LED’s in headlights and taillights
o Upgrades to improve lap times
Currently in its seventh generation, the Corvette was introduced in 1953, and its quality performance has resulted in the Corvette being a pick for an Indianapolis 500 pace car 12 times.
Over the years, the Corvette has been the winner of a number of awards. Plans are already underway to make the 2015 model one that car enthusiasts will love, expecting to be released with at least 625 bhp and a supercharged LT4 aluminum 6.2L V-8 engine.
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