Silent Knight: Christmas comes early for Sir Alex Ferguson

          Silent Knight: Christmas comes early for Sir Alex Ferguson

  PR Newswire

  MANCHESTER, England, December 20, 2012

MANCHESTER, England, December 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  *Manchester United manager receives Chevrolet Volt extended range electric
    vehicle
  *"It's the car of the future" - Sir Alex Ferguson

While Sir Alex Ferguson makes himself heard in press conferences, on the pitch
and in the dressing room, he'll probably drive past you this Christmas and you
won't even notice.

Sir Alex took possession of an extended range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet
Volt, as part of the club's partnership agreement with the global car
manufacturer. The Volt can travel up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) gas and
emission free - and virtually silent - before the on-board generator kicks in
to add a further 300 miles (500 km) of extended range.

Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "I think the Volt is
absolutely phenomenal. A friend of mine drove one in the States and kept going
on and on about it, so when I had the opportunity I said 'yeah I'm going to
try it because it's the car of the future, really'. I'm very pleased with it."

The Chevrolet Volt is available in Europe's largest automobile markets and won
the prestigious European Car of the Year 2012, amongst many others. The Volt
candrive up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) using a full charge of electricity
stored in its 16.5kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt's battery runs low,
a gas-powered generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range
another 300 miles (500 kilometers) on a full tank.

Chevrolet Volt owners in the U.S. have collectively driven more than 100
million all-electric miles (approx. 160 million km) since the vehicle went on
sale two years ago this month.

The average Volt owner travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure
electric mode as the car was designed - only using the gasoline-powered
generator for longer trips. By charging regularly, Volt owners drive
approximately 900 miles (1,448 km), or a month and a half, between fill-ups.

Chevrolet is currently Manchester United's Official Automotive Partner and
will become the club's shirt sponsor beginning with the 2014/2015 season.

A number of players and other staff will also receive Chevrolets as part of
the partnership agreement between the club and General Motors.

These include former World Champion and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby
Charlton, who received a seven-seater Chevrolet Captiva.

Sir Bobby said: "Well, every new car gives you that little bit of excitement;
this is really, really exciting. I'm going to enjoy driving it through all the
winding roads and the little bridges near where I live and because I've got a
4 wheel drive, I can see everything over the top. It looks lovely. It's first
class and I am very happy with it."

About Chevrolet

Chevrolet is General Motors' largest global brand with annual sales of more
than four million vehicles in more than 140 countries. It is the fourth
biggest global car brand in terms of sales and also one of the fastest growing
brands in the world. Chevrolet cars combine bold design, performance,
innovation and practicality. They provide outstanding value for money.
Established in the  U.S.  by Swiss émigré Louis Chevrolet in 1911, the brand
celebrated its centenary in 2011. The brand was re-launched in  Europe  in
2005. It is represented with a total of 2,500 sales and service outlets in
Western and  Central Europe . The European Chevrolet line-up includes the
Spark city car, the small Aveo sedan and hatchback, the compact Cruze sedan
and hatchback , the  Orlando  family van, the Captiva SUV, the legendary
Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car . In
2012, Chevrolet is launching the Cruze station wagon and the  Malibu 
mid-size sedan. More information on Chevrolet can be found at
http://www.chevrolet.co.uk  or  media.chevrolet.co.uk .

About Manchester United

Manchester United is the world's most popular football club, with an estimated
659 million followers and was recently named by Forbes magazine as the most
valuable sports club in the world. Founded in 1878, the Club has won a record
19th English league championships to add to its record 11 English FA Cups, 3
European Cups, 1 European Cup Winners' Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1
Intercontinental Cup and 4 English League Cups. Its manager, Sir Alex
Ferguson, is the most successful manager in British history.

Contacts: Vijay Iyer Director, Chevrolet & Cadillac Communications, Chevrolet
Europe Tel:+41-44-828-29-80 Mobile: +41-79-201-57-52 Fax:
+41-44-828-25-35 vijay.iyer@gm.com