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Chevrolet to cease operations in the UK – how will drivers be affected?

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Chevrolet to cease operations in the UK – how will drivers be affected?

Chevrolet, one of the world's best-known automotive brands, has announced it is to cease sales in the UK and Europe by the end of next year. The brand, which is owned by US car giant General Motors, has said that the difficult economic situation has led it to review its priorities in the UK and the wider European market. Chevrolet is known across the world thanks to the success of iconic models such as the Corvette.

  • According to Chevrolet UK Limited, sales of new cars will end on December 31, 2015 – this will affect all dealerships in Britain, including Pentagon Group's Chevrolet showrooms in Derby and Nottingham. The decision will see General Motors concentrating instead on expanding through its other lines, including Vauxhall.

    When the move was announced, GM chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said: "Europe is a key region for GM that will benefit from a stronger Opel and Vauxhall and further emphasis on Cadillac. For Chevrolet, it will allow us to focus our investments where the opportunity for growth is greatest. This is a win for all four brands. It's especially positive for car buyers throughout Europe, who will be able to purchase vehicles from well-defined, vibrant GM brands."

    Contracts to be honoured
    Although General Motors has decided to call time on new Chevrolet car sales in the UK and Europe, the company has reaffirmed that it is 100 per cent committed to honouring all contracts and agreements already in place. The brand has said this position will continue even after new car sales have ended.

    The company has said: "Any express written warranty or service plans linked to Chevrolet vehicles will remain unchanged and will be fully honoured in accordance with the terms of the applicable agreement."

    All orders for new cars will continue as normal and Chevrolet has also confirmed that it will continue to supply genuine new parts for its vehicles in the UK for at least 10 years after the last new model has been sold in Britain.

    Used Chevrolet cars
    Although sales of new Chevrolet cars will cease at the end of next year, Pentagon will continue to offer used Chevrolet cars for sale at its state-of-the-art showrooms across the country. We will continue to offer a wide range of used Chevrolet models including customer favourites such as the Aveo, Cruze, Spark and Trax. Regardless of your budget you can be sure of finding a vehicle to suit your individual needs. As always, the pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles we offer will be put through a rigorous inspection process prior to going on sale, so you'll be guaranteed peace of mind when investing in a quality Approved Used car through Pentagon.

    Customers who pay a visit to any of our showrooms can expect to enjoy an unparalleled level of customer service. At Pentagon there is never any pressure placed on customers to buy and our staff will always go the extra mile to ensure customers are 100 per cent happy with their purchase before driving away from the forecourt.

    Chevrolet finance deals
    As new Chevrolet car sales are set to continue in the UK until the end of next year, Pentagon will continue to offer customers an affordable and hassle-free way of paying for their vehicles. Pentagon Finance Solutions offers the Pentagon Low Payment Plan – also known as Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) – designed to offer car buyers a simple and flexible way of affording a new vehicle. Monthly payments are lower than many other finance deals and because the interest rate is fixed, it is much easier to budget for the future, as repayments will not be affected.

    Pentagon's plan also offers a considerable amount of choice once the finance agreement comes to an end. Customers can choose to pay a final lump sum and keep their vehicle, hand it back to Pentagon, or trade it in for a more recent model. We understand that people's circumstances change and so there is no need to make a decision until the finance agreement has reached its end. You can find out more about the finance packages available by speaking to a member of the team at your nearest Pentagon dealership.

    Servicing and MOTs
    Following Chevrolet's withdrawal from the new car market in the UK, Pentagon will continue to offer a comprehensive range of aftersales services to ensure all customers are guaranteed many years of happy motoring. Every Pentagon service workshop has a VOSA approved MOT test bay, so you can rest assured one of our experienced technicians will be on hand to get your vehicle through its annual test.

    The reality is that no one knows the intricate details of your Chevrolet car better than your local Pentagon dealer, which is why it makes sense to rely on the Pentagon Group when the time comes around for your next service. Our service centres are manned by Chevrolet factory-trained technicians, who have considerable knowledge of each and every model in the company's range. What's more, our staff have access to the very latest diagnostic tools and so can help to establish the root cause of any problem with your vehicle in the shortest possible time. We have access to genuine Chevrolet parts too, so you can be sure that all work carried out on your vehicle at a Pentagon service centre will last.

    As is the case at the moment, all work we carry out on Chevrolet vehicles beyond the end of next year will continue to be done on a fixed-price basis. Because our prices are all-inclusive you can be sure of exactly how much repair work will cost beforehand.

    To find out more about Chevrolet in the UK, contact a member of the team at Pentagon today.

Article by
Jordan Armitage
Jordan Armitage
Digital Marketing Coordinator at Pentagon Group
6 years ago
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