There’s a new addition to the Chevrolet Lacetti line-up, and it brings with it better performance, stylish good looks and incomparable value for money.

  • New range-topping Lacetti Sport introduced
  • 121PS 1.8-litre petrol engine
  • Full leather trim and body styling kit as standard
  • Priced at £12,495 on-the-road

The Lacetti Sport, based on the popular five-door version of Chevrolet’s mid-sized hatchback, is instantly identifiable thanks to its smart factory-fitted body styling kit. It also comes with body coloured trim, stylish 15-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension and integrated front fog lamps.

Inside, the highlight of the package is full leather seat trim finished in smart charcoal grey, while a leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob, plus metallic-effect inserts on the doors and facia add to the car’s sporty appeal.

Equipment highlights include air conditioning, a cooled glove box, four electric windows, electrically adjustable mirrors and a six-speaker Blaupunkt CD/Radio with steering wheel-mounted controls.

Power comes from a lively 1.8-litre 121PS petrol engine, which gives the Sport the ability to sprint from 0-62mph in 9.8 seconds, with a top speed of 121mph.

Yet despite the lively performance, the Lacetti Sport returns respectably good fuel economy – up to 47.8mpg on the extra-urban cycle, 38.1mpg combined and 28.5mpg urban. CO2 emissions are 183g/km.

Lacetti owners can also benefit from Chevrolet’s fixed price servicing package – for a one-off payment of £199, it covers all of the car’s maintenance costs for the first three years or 30,000-miles.

The Lacetti Sport is available from Chevrolet retailers now, where it joins the newly launched Aveo supermini and Epica family saloon, both of which add further breadth to the rapidly growing Chevrolet line-up. Chevrolet sales in the UK grew by 27.6 per cent in 2007, and showed a further 21 per cent year-on-year increase for 2008.