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Chevrolet is a division of the General Motors Company. One of the oldest surviving American brands, Chevrolet (also referred to as "Chevy" and "the bow-tie" for its logo) is most well-known for its iconic cars of the past and its current sports cars like the Corvette and pickup trucks. The brand's emphasis throughout its history has been on low pricing and high value. Many of its vehicles in its rich century of history are true American icons and some of the most well-loved and collectible cars of all time.

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Chevrolet 1-Owner by Year


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The Chevrolet vehicle with the higherst percentage 1-owner history is the Volt, not surprising since it is so new, plus electric car owners are committed. The lowest percentage 1-owner Chevry is the Blazer, which has not been on the market in a while, so it makes sense that most would have more than 1 previous owner. Hovering in the 40 percent range of 1-ownership are the Camaro and the Silverado truck. The Chevy Cruz averages 60 percent. 

Chevrolet Annual Percentage Accident Free


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All Chevrolet models combined average 94 percent accident free for the 2012 model year. The accident free percentage for all models from 2002 is 75 percent. The Corvette has the highest accident free percentage. Off all Corvettes for sale, over the past decade they have averaged at 90 percent or better. A 2009 Silverado truck averages 89 percent accident free. A Chevy Cobalt car from that year averages 78 percent accident free.

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Chevrolet began in 1911 when Swiss race car driver and engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the company with William C. Durant, a General Motors executive who had been "cast out." The Chevrolet brand would eventually buy out the GM brand in a merger as well as several other well-known, but small automakers of the early part of the 20th century. Today, the Chevrolet brand is global, selling in every market except Oceania, where one of the company's acquisitions, Holden, still carries its name. Chevrolet's largest market is still the United States. Chevrolet sold more 1.18 million vehicles in the United States and 4.76 million globally in 2011.

Although Chevrolet has long been a participant in most of the world's major automotive racing series, it is best-known in the U.S. for its continued presence under several teams in NASCAR and the Tudor United SportsCar Championship (formerly ALMS and Grand-Am). Most recently, the newest-generation Chevrolet Corvette has made a return to racing, including the French 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Chevrolet has received numerous awards and accolades for its vehicles and brand. Eight of its 2014 models received 5-Star Safety ratings from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), several J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Awards (including more than any other automotive brand in 2011), and Chevrolet's vehicles are often found on the Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award list. Chevrolet has also been recognized as a world automotive leader in alternative powertrains and technology for both its Voltec platform of electrification and its research and development of hydrogen fuel cells. 

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