The interior looks cheap and the speedo can be difficult to read because it’s positioned in the centre of the dash. Otherwise, the controls are logically laid out and there are lots of handy cubbyholes. The driving position is okay, but some will find it difficult to get comfortable because the steering wheel is fixed and the base model doesn’t get a height-adjustable driver’s seat.
Chevrolet MATIZ Hatchback space & practicality
Those in front get plenty of leg- and headroom, but a narrow cabin means driver and passenger tend to knock elbows. You’ll also struggle to squeeze three people across the rear bench, and although the Matiz can carry four adults, tall folk will feel cramped in the back. The boot is small, but well shaped and the seats split and fold 60/40.
Chevrolet MATIZ Hatchback equipment
The 0.8-litre unit is only available with basic S trim and comes with power steering, a CD player and central locking. SE spec gives you a choice of engines, plus driver’s seat-height adjustment, remote locking, electric front windows, fronf foglights and a rear spoiler. Neither version gets alloys or air-con as standard.