Chevrolet celebrates centenary at Goodwood

The famous US brand celebrates 100 years of building cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, but seven new cars in a little over 12 months means the Chevrolet range is one of the newest on the market.

By the end of the year, the oldest car in the Chevrolet range will be the Chevrolet Cruze saloon, which was released in 2009, after Chevrolet completes a series of launches which will see it revamp its entire line up.

Chevrolet is introducing higher build quality and more European styling and driving dynamics to its range in 2011 with the introduction of the new Chevrolet Orlando MPV, Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, Chevrolet Aveo supermini and Chevrolet Camaro muscle car alongside an update to the Chevrolet Captiva SUV.

The Chevrolet Camaro, one of the most famous cars in the US thanks to its rivalry with the Ford Mustang, has found fame in the recent Transformer films and is expected to be the highlight of the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.

One of the largest showcases of new and classic cars in the UK, Goodwood will feature performance cars taking on the famous hill climb and give visitors a chance to drive many of the cars on show.

As part of the Festival, Chevrolet will launch 100th anniversary celebrations with a large display of its cars from both the past and present.

Chevrolet UK Managing Director, Mark Terry, said: "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. After all, it’s not every day you celebrate 100 years!"