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Chevrolet Matiz 'defies recession'

Fri, 05 Jun 2009
People have not been put off buying a car from Chevrolet as a result of the recession, the manufacturer has claimed.

It stated last month was one of its most successful Mays ever in the UK.

Figures from the group showed it shifted 1,589 units during the four week period, with the Matiz proving particularly popular.

The company suggested the success of the model was only likely to grow in the coming months with its scrappage scheme price starting at £4,295.

Despite the economic downturn, Chevrolet increased its market share by 1.18 per cent in May - some 40 per cent up on the same month last year.

Commenting on the results, managing director Mark Terry stated: "To buck the overall trend of the new car market at all is an achievement - to do it at this level is unprecedented."

In related motoring news, the firm recently announced it was offering as much as £6,365 off large models under the cash for bangers initiative.

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