Un-American Chevy Slated Only for Europe
Chevrolet showed its new M3X at this year's Paris Motor Show, an ideal location for this American brand's very un-American
|Funky, small and cute, Chevrolet's M3X concept is a rehashed version of Daewoo's popular Matiz microcar. (Photo: General Motors of Canada)|
Chevrolet's smallest car, the Kalos (sold in North America as the Aveo), will soon be joined by the Matiz mini-car in Europe, after the heads at General Motors agreed that it was 'lights out' for the underachieving Daewoo
|The car's rear end features restyled taillamps and a sporty rear spoiler. Short overhangs make fitting into tight parking spots easy. (Photo: General Motors of Canada)|
Enter the M3X, serving as a preview of the next-generation production model. Its attractive one-box design originates from ItalDesign, which originated when it was commissioned by Fiat to come up with a replacement for the aging Cinquecento. After Fiat decided it would use its in-house styling facilities for its Seicento replacement, Daewoo eagerly snapped up the design. But that was some time ago, and now the Matiz is getting on in its years - the original design popped up in the late '90s. After serving Daewoo for nearly eight years, Chevrolet decided it was time to facelift the mini-car before receiving it as one of its own.