Why is Chevrolet pronounced Chevrolet?

Chevrolet is named after Swiss-American racecar driver Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet pronounced his last name with a “sh” sound in the beginning, likely because he came from the French-speaking part of Switzerland. In French, “ch” is pronounced “sh” (for example, chez).

Is Chevrolet a French name?

Etymology. From French Chevrolet. The car company was named for its founder Louis Chevrolet.

What Chevy means?

Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy, is a brand of vehicle produced by General Motors. Originally founded by Louis Chevrolet and ousted General Motors founder William C. In North America, Chevrolet produces and sells a wide range of vehicles, from subcompact automobiles to medium-duty commercial trucks.