General Motors Regains Sales Crown

After three years of being bested by Toyota, General Motors is once again the world’s best selling automaker. General Motors sold 9,025,942 in 2011, a 7.6 percent increase over last year’s figures. General Motors even bested Volkswagen, who have made it a public goal to become the biggest automaker on the block. Toyota trailed both GM and VW though, whose sales dropped 6 percent in 2011.

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What’s the Best Chevy of All Time? Cast your Vote.

Chevy has built some incredible cars over the years and now want you to select your favorite Chevy of all time! With the 100 year Celebration of Chevrolet upon us it’s only natural that there’s plenty of debate over which is the most splendid machinery that rolled off one of their assembly lines. Cast your vote at Chevrolet.com see how your favorite Chevy stacks up!

  

Win a new Chevrolet through Chevy’s Diamonds & Dreams program

Through its Diamonds & Dreams program, Chevy is offering Little League field makeovers for your community, a trip for four to the 2011 MLB All-Star Game and a new Chevrolet!

Watch how Diamonds & Dreams has made a difference in communities across the country in 2010. And this year, Chevy is doing even more.

You can make it happen for your community. Chevy is offering 100 different prizes to support youth baseball: 20 field makeovers, 60 equipment packages and 20 baseball clinics. Plus, you can win one of four trips to the 2011 MLB All-Star Game and one entrant will win a new Chevrolet vehicle!

Head to ChevyBaseball.com to enter to win!

  

Death of the Chevy name?

I had to wait a few days before commenting on the so called death of the Chevy name. A memo was leaked from inside GM and it appears the brass in marketing want to move the nickname of Chevy aside and refer to the brand only as Chevrolet. I just said Chevrolet a few times and you know what? It sounds so good that I’m sure GM can add a few thousand bucks to each Chevrolet they produce because it just sounds more expensive. That little Chevrolet Aveo can now easily fetch what a Jaguar would set us back right? Ok let’s get serious here. The nickname Chevy is going nowhere and with the pull back we now are watching from the bigs at Chevrolet they realize it too. Long live the Ford Vs. Chevy wars!!!

From the Detroit News:

GM makes Chevrolets, but people own Chevys.

That’s the message lost in all of the silly name games that hit the fan Thursday.

If you haven’t heard, here’s the short version: GM tried to kill the Chevy name, and the automaker now faces attempted manslaughter charges in the court of public opinion.

The more realistic version is this: A couple of bigwigs — namely Alan Batev, vice president of Chevrolet sales, and Jim Campbell, GM’s vice president of marketing — drafted an internal memo to the marketing team declaring “Chevy” was now a dirty word and to never use it.

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Chevy launches Wi-Fi technology in seven models

This is good news for Chevy buyers out there. It’s great to see Chevy taking on the competition with these options. Don’t stop now – keep it coming!

From LeftLaneNews.com:

Keeping up with the latest in wireless technology, General Motors announced on Monday that seven new Chevy models are now available with Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile. The dealer-installed Wi-Fi technology is certified to work with new Equinox, Traverse, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche and Express models.

Connecting to the Web via the 3G network, Chevrolet Wi-Fi creates an in-vehicle internet hotspot that also extends up to a 150 feet radius around the vehicle. The system is capable of handling multiple wireless devices and returns speeds up to 1.5 mbps – allowing for streaming video.

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