Chevrolet is completing 100 years of its existence worldwide and celebrating its centennial today.
In a short span of little over seven years, Chevrolet has also emerged as the fastest growing vehicle nameplate in India, says a press note.
President and managing director, GM India, Karl Slym, said in the release, ‘Chevrolet is today GM’s global mainstream brand and the foundation of the company’s business in most major markets across the globe including India. We’ve sold more than 200 million Chevrolets in our first 100 years, and we’ve had a global presence for most of our history– just about everybody, everywhere, has a personal or family story involving a Chevrolet. Today, Chevrolet across the globe is much more than a manufacturer of cars, trucks and crossovers; it’s a global cultural icon embedded in the customers’ most memorable life experiences.’
Globally, Chevrolet is the fourth-largest vehicle brand and is now sold in more than 140 countries across the globe.
A new Chevrolet was sold every 6.65 seconds in the first half of 2011. And last year alone, one in every 1,619 people on the planet bought a Chevrolet vehicle. In 2010, Chevrolet sold a record 4.26 million cars and trucks globally and that pace has accelerated with 2.35 million Chevrolets sold in the first six months in 2011, added the release.