Chevrolet stars at Goodwood
US based car manufacturer Chevrolet will be showcasing new models at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Three of the GM-owned brand’s models will make their UK debut at the show alongside other Chevrolet models - both current and old.
Amongst the debutants are the range-extended electric Volt, the Camaro and the powerful Corvette muscle car.
Joining the newcomers are the Orlando MPV, the Captiva SUV and Cruze 5-door saloon model. Also present will be Chevrolet’s British Touring Car team, which won the 2010 Driver’s Championship.
The new models the Volt, Camaro and Corvette have all been in the US market since 2010 at least. The electric Volt has won 2011 US Car of the year as well as several other awards that applaud its green credentials.
The Camaro and Corvette meanwhile are two of the most recognised performance icons in America with the Corvette being selected as the “Best Luxury Sports Car for the Money" by US News & World Report last year.
All three models are set to go on sale in the UK in the near future and the festival serves as an opportunity to demonstrate the cars to potential customers.
Chevrolet intends to use this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate the brand’s 100th year anniversary.
The cars will be displayed against a historical backdrop, displaying the history of Chevrolet in the form of an American road trip. Iconic models from Chevrolet’s history will help complete this expedition.
The UK Managing Director for Chevrolet, Mark Terry, commented: ‘what better way could there be to celebrate our brand’s centenary than to do so at the world’s finest celebration of motoring? The Goodwood Festival of Speed is as much of an icon as Chevrolet itself, and we’re proud to be such a significant part of this year’s event’.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring modern and historic vehicles from car manufacturers and racing teams worldwide.
Public attendance is currently capped at 150,000 people. For years manufacturers have used the event to showcase their creations old and new and publicise personal landmarks. This year’s event will start on 30 June and runs until 3 July.