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Due to the prominence and name recognition of Chevrolet as one of General Motors' global marques, Chevrolet, Chevy or Chev is used at times as a synonym for General Motors or its products, one example being the GM LS1 engine, commonly known by the name or a variant thereof of its progenitor, the Chevrolet small-block engine. He also incorporated the Mason and Little companies.
On November 3, 1911, Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit with William C. As head of Buick, Durant had hired Louis Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
GMC commercial grade trucks were also rebranded as Chevrolet commercial grade trucks, sharing an almost identical appearance with GMC products.
Chevrolet continued into the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s competing with Ford, and after the Chrysler Corporation formed Plymouth in 1928, Plymouth, Ford, and Chevrolet were known as the "Low-priced three".
After General Motors fully acquired GM Daewoo in 2011 to create GM Korea, the last usage of the Daewoo automotive brand was discontinued in its native South Korea and succeeded by Chevrolet. Durant was cast out from the management of General Motors in 1910, a company which he had founded in 1908.
In North America, Chevrolet produces and sells a wide range of vehicles, from subcompact automobiles to medium-duty commercial trucks. In 1904 he had taken over the Flint Wagon Works and Buick Motor Company of Flint, Michigan.
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.
With the reintroduction of Chevrolet to Europe, GM intended Chevrolet to be a mainstream value brand, while GM's traditional European standard-bearers, Opel of Germany, and Vauxhall of United Kingdom would be moved upmarket. Chevrolet vehicles will continue to be marketed in the CIS states, including Russia.
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.
In the 1918 model year, Chevrolet introduced the Series D, a V8-powered model in four-passenger roadster and five-passenger tourer models. Beginning also in 1919, GMC commercial grade trucks were rebranded as Chevrolet, and using the same chassis of Chevrolet passenger cars and building light-duty trucks.
Chevrolet had a great influence on the American automobile market during the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1953 it produced the Corvette, a two-seater sports car with a fiberglass body.