Chevrolet, an automobile brand of General Motors (GM), has a racing pedigree. The Chevy cars of today traces their roots from Louis Chevrolet, a race-car driver during the early 1900s who was hired by GM founder William Durant to race cars for Buick Motor Company prior to the foundation of GM. Chevrolet, famous for its bowtie logo, has some indelible imprints in the American auto industry, having introduced the first fuel-injected engine in 1957. During the early 1960s, Chevy accounted for one out every 10 cars sold in the US.
Since the debut of the basic Chevrolet small-block V-8 engine, its design has remained in continuous use, the longest for all mass-produced engines in the world. There are 18 vehicles in Chevroletâ€™s stable for its home market including several enhanced models. These offerings range from subcompact automobiles to medium-duty trucks. A pick-up truck, the Silverado, is Chevroletâ€™s top selling vehicle in the US.