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Chevy Car Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about Chevrolet.

 

Chevy Car Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is Chevrolet?
A: Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).

On November 3, 1911, Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit with whom?
A: William C. Durant, William Little, James H. Whiting, and Dr. Edwin R. Campbell.

Who was added in 1912?
A: R. S. McLaughlin CEO of General Motors in Canada.

Durant was cast out from the management of General Motors in 1910, a company which he had what?
A: Founded in 1908.

In 1904 he had taken over what two companies?
A: The Flint Wagon Works and Buick Motor Company of Flint, Michigan.

As head of Buick, who had Durant hired to drive Buicks in promotional races?
A: Louis Chevrolet.

Durant planned to use Chevrolet's reputation as a racer as the foundation for what?
A: His new automobile company.

 
Where was the first factory location?
A: It was in Flint, Michigan at the corner of Wilcox and Kearsley Street.

Actual design work for the first Chevy, the costly Series C Classic Six, was drawn up by whom?
A: Etienne Planche, following instructions from Louis.

When was the first C prototype ready?
A: Months before Chevrolet was actually incorporated.

However the first actual production wasn't until when?
A: The 1913 model.

Then in the fall of that year the new 1913 model was introduced at what?
A: The New York auto show.

Chevrolet first used what logo in 1914 on the H series models (Royal Mail and Baby Grand) and The L Series Model (Light Six)?
A: “The bowtie emblem".

It may have been designed from what?
A: Wallpaper Durant once saw in a French hotel room.

 
More recent research by historian Ken Kaufmann presents a case that the logo is based on what?
A: A logo of the "Coalettes" coal company.

Others claim that the design was a what?
A: A stylized Swiss cross, in tribute to the homeland of Chevrolet's parents.

Over time, Chevrolet would use several different iterations of the bowtie logo at the same time, often using blue for passenger cars, gold for trucks, and an outline (often in red) for cars that had what?
A: Performance packages.

Chevrolet eventually unified all vehicle models with which logo?
A: The gold bowtie in 2004.

Louis Chevrolet had differences with Durant over design and in 1914 he did what?
A: He sold Durant his share in the company.

By 1916, Chevrolet was profitable enough with successful sales of the cheaper Series 490 to allow Durant to do what?
A: Repurchase a controlling interest in General Motors.

After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant became president of General Motors, and Chevrolet was what?
A: Merged into GM as a separate division.

 
In the 1918 model year, Chevrolet introduced what?
A: The Series D, a V8-powered model in four-passenger roadster and five-passenger tourer models.

Sales were poor and it was dropped in what year?
A: 1919.

Beginning also in 1919, GMC commercial grade trucks were rebranded as what?
A: Chevrolet, and using the same chassis of Chevrolet passenger cars.

GMC commercial grade trucks were also rebranded as Chevrolet commercial grade trucks, sharing what?
A: 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 what?
A: The "Low-priced three".

In 1929 they introduced the famous "Stovebolt" overhead-valve inline six-cylinder engine, giving Chevrolet a marketing edge over Ford, which was still offering a what?
A: A lone flathead four.

In 1933 Chevrolet launched the Standard Six, which was advertised in the United States as what?
A: The cheapest six-cylinder car on sale.

 
In 1953, what did it produce?
A: The Chevy Corvette, a two-seater sports car with a fiberglass body.

In 1957 Chevy introduced its first what?
A: Fuel injected engine, the Rochester Ramjet option on Corvette and passenger cars, priced at $484.

What did it introduce in 1960?
A: It introduced the Corvair, with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine.

In 1963 one out of every ten cars sold in the United States was a what?
A: A Chevrolet.

During the 1960s and early 1970s, the standard Chevrolet, particularly the deluxe Impala series, became what?
A: One of America's best selling lines of automobiles in history.

The basic Chevrolet small-block V8 design has remained in continuous production since its debut in what year?
A: 1955, longer than any other mass-produced engine in the world.

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is the all-time top selling what?
A: Plug-in electric vehicle in the U.S.

 
When did Volt sales in the American market pass the 100,000 milestone?
A: In July 2016.

The Chevrolet division has largely recovered from the economic downturn of 2007–2010 through what?
A: Launching new vehicles and improving existing lines.

GM began developing more fuel efficient cars and trucks to compete with whom?
A: Foreign automakers.

The Volt/Ampera family was the world's best selling plug-in electric car in 2012 with how many units sold?
A: 31,400.

In October 2016, GM began production of what?
A: The Chevrolet Bolt EV, the first ever affordable mass market all-electric car with a range over 200 miles.

As of 2010 Chevrolet had operations in how many countries?
A: Over 140.

Global sales in 2011 set a record with how many vehicles sold worldwide?
A: 4.76 million.

In 2009 China became Chevrolet's third largest market, with sales of how many vehicles?
A: 332,774.

2010, Chevy sold just over half a million, with what model being its best seller there?
A: Cruze.