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百年纪念:美国人最钟爱的雪佛兰汽车

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小编摘要:雪佛兰汽车是美国历史文化的一面镜子,一提起它,就像提到 NBA、好莱坞一样这些与美国息息相关的名字。从1909年发展至今,它走过了将近100年的历程,它具有令人骄傲的历史和传统,这种历史和传统一直延续到今天。

1909年,通用汽车公司(GM)的创始人威廉姆 .杜兰特(William Durant)先生邀请声誉卓著的瑞士赛车手兼工程师路易斯。雪佛兰(Louis Chevrolet)帮助他设计一款面向 大众 的汽车。而当时的通用汽车公司还只不过是一个新建立的小企业,距离成为全球规模最大的汽车制造商还有几十年。

90年代末期,雪佛兰公司凭借其全新的Avalanche,雪佛兰Traverse和SSR概念,以及结合了小轿车和卡车之最佳特点的混合型汽车,而将其在美国汽车技术创新领域的领先地位保持到今天。 一直到现在,经过近一百年的漫长历程,雪佛兰汽车已经成为美国生活方式的一部分,而它所传达的宗旨 ——创新、承诺、质量和价值,不仅经受住了考验,而且还要代代相传下去。

 

Rise of the Suburbans
The Chevrolet Suburban was one of the first Sports Utility Vehicles, beginning production in 1935. The first models were produced for the Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Guard, and though the country's taste for SUVs did not truly expand until the 1990s, the Suburban's reputation made the power and convenience of a large vehicle attractive to an increasing number of consumers. Today, the Suburban is the SUV of choice for some professional circles; black, armored versions are famously used by the Secret Service and FBI. Pictured here, a 1981 Suburban, sporting many of the same model upgrades that Chevrolet's truck models gained during the 1970s.

 

Financial Challenges
As a subsidiary of the automotive giant, Chevrolet's history was tied to the trajectory of General Motors throughout the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. Multiple recessions took their toll on the parent company, although GM was able to regain market share through SUV sales and production improvements. The effects of the September 11 attacks, along with underfunded pension plans hurt the company's finances; it had hemorrhaged several of its subsidiary companies by the global financial crisis in 2008, during which it received a bailout from the U.S. government. In this photo, Chevrolets sit outside a San Jose, California dealership on May 15, 2009.

 

Financial Challenges
As a subsidiary of the automotive giant, Chevrolet's history was tied to the trajectory of General Motors throughout the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. Multiple recessions took their toll on the parent company, although GM was able to regain market share through SUV sales and production improvements. The effects of the September 11 attacks, along with underfunded pension plans hurt the company's finances; it had hemorrhaged several of its subsidiary companies by the global financial crisis in 2008, during which it received a bailout from the U.S. government. In this photo, Chevrolets sit outside a San Jose, California dealership on May 15, 2009.

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2011-11-04 10:55 编辑:Fionafyy
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