General Motors has announced that, effective immediately, the company will cease to refer to the Chevrolet automobile as a Chevy. It seems that people outside of the U.S. may confuse Chevrolet and Chevy as being two distinct brands of car. Since U.S. and Canadian Web sites can be viewed by a world wide population, those abroad are asking the question, ‘what is a Chevy?’
So to avoid any confusion, here are pictures of a Chevrolet and of a Chevy:
This is a Chevy Camaro – U.S. and Canadian only.
This is a Chevrolet Camaro for the rest of the world.
To show how screwy the thinking is at GM, there is this:
As part of the company’s push for global consistency, Batey added, more products — such as the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze compact car — will be sold globally using a similar model name everywhere. Until now, the automaker often sold the same model under different names around the world.
If they sold the same model with a different name, no wonder these people needed a bailout! LOL