Vauxhall heaped praise on the Chevette for combining “style with generous space for people and things, zesty performance with pleasing economy”. The Luton firm also insisted that the Chevette offered “family car comfort with tremendously sporty handling.”

With trim levels ranging from the entry-level E to the range-topping GLS, there was a Chevette available for just about every small-car buyer’s needs. No wonder it enjoyed decent sales throughout its impressively long nine-year career.