Chevy Matiz selling for $6,458 in the UK, all you need is 10-year old car

As we slowly move forward with our ‘cash-for-clunkers’ bill, the UK has already adopted its cash-for-scraps program which gives owners of a 10-year old vehicle a £2000 ($2,898 USD) discount on a new car. 

Chevrolet UK has announced two attractive deals you can get on a brand new vehicle when you use the cash-for-scrap inventive. The GM brand, which has opted to be a part of the program, said that the Chevrolet Matiz is available from £4,295 ($6,458) while the Aveo is available from £5,765 ($8,669). Chevrolet said that it is offerings savings across its whole lineup.

The existing car that you send off to scrappage should be registered before Aug. 31, 1999.

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Press Release:

The £4,295 Chevrolet Matiz…all you need is an old car!

* Cash-for-scrap incentive makes Chevrolet cars even better value for money

* Matiz available from £4,295, Aveo from £5,765 – savings across the range
* Existing car must have been registered before 31st August 1999

If you’re currently driving around in a 10-year old car, then chances are you’re thinking of replacing it soon with a more modern model.

The natural choice would be to opt for a used car, but for just £4,295 you could be driving around in a brand new Chevrolet thanks to the recently announced government cash-for-scrap incentive.

Under the scheme, Chevrolet has vowed to apply discounts across its entire model range, and participating dealers are offering savings of at least £2,000 – and sometimes even more – on all new Chevrolet cars.

That makes the entry-level Matiz 0.8 S one of Britain’s most affordable cars at only £4,295 on the road, providing your existing vehicle meets the criteria of the scheme.

To qualify, it must have been registered before August 31, 1999, have a valid MoT certificate (or have expired by no more than 14 days) and been registered to the same person as the all-new car for at least 12 months prior to being traded in as scrap. The scheme is expected to run until March 2010.

With its 119g/km CO2 emissions, low insurance and 54.3mpg combined fuel economy, the Matiz is perfect for motorists looking to crush not just their old car, but also their motoring costs.

Those seeking larger cars can also benefit – the Aveo supermini is available from only £5,765 in conjunction with the cash-for-scrap scheme, while the family-sized Lacetti is on offer from only £7,495. These are just some of the savings across the Chevrolet range.

The offers are at participating Chevrolet dealers until further notice – to find your nearest outlet, visit

– By: The Daily Auto Editor