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    About Chevy

    A name as synonymous with America as apple pie and baseball, Chevy remains one of the unquestioned leaders of the automotive industry. Founded by William Durant and French racecar driver Louis Chevrolet in 1911, Chevy has been around for almost a century. Durant was let go by GM before meeting Chevrolet when the vision to begin a new company took hold. Right from the beginning, Chevy experienced enormous success, allowing Durant to buy enough shares of GM to take control. Since that time, Chevy has been responsible for designing and developing a wide variety of vehicles and parts for drivers from every walk of life. Trucks, sedans, and SUVs in every size and style are featured in the Chevy lineup. From the Silverado and the Camaro to the Tahoe and Impala, Chevy's tale is one of perseverance, dedication, and excellence.

    The golden age of the 50's saw Chevy bound ahead of the competition. Power brakes, seats, and windows became available for the first time. The Corvette made its debut in 1953 as Chevy's first modern sports car, instantly becoming a pinup classic along with the Bel Air. This was an exciting time but the sixties proved to be even more influential. The Corvair, which premiered in 1959, featured an air-cooled engine and a "compact" body – one of the first of its kind. Of course, the late sixties saw the advent of the Camaro, a sleekly-styled roadster that would go on to become an American classic. By the seventies, however, it became apparent that another one of Chevy's greatest strengths was in its line of trucks. Despite the acclaim cars such as the Vega and Chevette received, Chevy's CK Pickup was one of the most popular in its class, leaving the brand with the confidence to pursue the emerging market of trucks and SUVs.

    The Blazer and the Suburban reinforced Chevy's place when it came to SUVs, giving the brand two strong competitors in what was at the time a growing segment. The eighties saw Chevy showcase successful models in every class: the Monte Carlo, Nova, Caprice, and Camaro for sedans; the Blazer and Suburban for SUVs; and the CK Pickup held down the truck segment until the arrival of the Silverado at the end of the nineties. Today, Chevy is stronger than ever before. With models like the Impala, Avalanche, Colorado, Trailblazer, Kodiak, and Corvette, there is a Chevy out there for everyone. And thanks to the recent fleet of hybrid vehicles, the brand has even shown the ability to lead the charge in the "go green" effort that has become vital to the auto industry.

    When it comes to Chevrolet, the one word that probably comes to mind is dominance. And if not, then it should, because Chevy has kept a firm grip on the American auto industry ever since their first models rolled off the line. Drivers from every background depend on Chevy to give them what they need, from NASCAR champions to the everyday person who craves performance and dependability. Street-minded sedans, SUVs, crossovers, and trucks have all contributed to the patriotic success story that has made this brand so special. Maybe that's one reason why Chevrolet owners treat their rides like members of the family. With that in mind, treating your own model correctly means finding the right Chevy Accessories and Parts that represent you the best way possible. After all, that is what it's all about.

    CARiD has the high-quality Chevy Accessories and parts you need, whether for replacements or upgrades, and at the prices that make it easy to see all of your dreams become a reality. From subtle additions and extras to mind-blowing modifications, there are no more excuses. Don't worry about scanning the globe for all of your Chevy accessories and parts. Do it right and get what you deserve. Let CARiD be the place to lead you there.

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 8,491 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

    Chevy Models

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    Meet an All-Electric Chevy Spark EV, Soon
    Meet an All-Electric Chevy Spark EV, Soon

    Earlier this week, General Motors invited hundreds of journalists to announce that it'll release an all-electric version of the Chevy Spark by 2013. The Spark EV was described as an important part of the Chevy's plan to provide customers with multiple electrification solutions, and thus address transportation needs and lifestyle of people living in urban areas.

    The subcompact will be powered by a nanophosphate lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged from a wall outlet using standard household power. The Spark EV will be able to travel at least 25 miles on a single charge, which is why it'll be targeted at the customers who have predictable driving patterns and shot commutes. The company also announced that, compared to the original Spark, the 2013 EV version will add such new features as climate control and all-weather and road condition operation.

    It's yet unclear when the car will go on sale. So far, the Chevy Spark EV is scheduled to hit the showrooms in late 2012. In the US, it will be sold in limited quantities and mostly in California, as well as in the states that adopted similar emissions standards.

    More Jobs, More Investments to Boost Chevy Production in U.S.
    More Jobs, More Investments to Boost Chevy Production in U.S.

    Recently there was revealed a $2 billion GM's investment program. The GM Company is going to add two extra shifts to the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, providing 2500 jobs to support the production of four new models. There will be also a $69 million investment into the tooling improvements.

    “Filling this plant with new work is very satisfying because GM is dedicated to helping rebuild this city,” said GM North America President Mark Reuss when he visited the plant to make the announcement. “We are confident in the flexibility of the plant, the excellence of our workers and the great cars assembled here.”

    FYI, those cars will be: Chevrolet Volt - The Volt helps the drivers to go more than 1,000 miles with one tank fill, the GM will expand the amount of the cars produced up to 60,000 units per year. Chevrolet Malibu - The production of the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu will start for the 2013 model year. This model will provide new level of comfort, technology and fuel efficiency, which will reach 26 mpg city/38 mpg highway levels. Chevrolet Impala - The Production of the brand-new Impala will start after the release of Malibu. Opel Ampera – The mix of innovative technologies used in the production of the Volt, the Opel Ampera will be a breakthrough in the production of American vehicles.

    GM's investment campaign is expected to create additional 4000 jobs all around the manufacturing facilities in the US.

    Chevrolet Considers Revival of El Camino
    Chevrolet Considers Revival of El Camino

    According to Jalopnik, GM’s product planners are thinking over the idea of bringing the Holden Commodore Ute or even the Chevrolet Lumina SS Ute to the U.S. as a new El Camino.

    Since the loved-by-many Pontiac G8 ST was ceased, the lack of the car-based truck could be felt by the auto enthusiast community, so the idea of El Camino return is likely to meet a great support across the States.

    Relying on a competent source, Jalopik informs that the Chevy El Camino could arrive as a 2015 model year vehicle, launched in the 2014 calendar year.