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News of  April 18, 1999

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Land Rover Freelander Wins Fleet Award
The Land Rover Freelander has been voted "Best 4x4" in the influential Fleet News 1999 Awards. The all-new, recently launched Discovery, was also Highly Commended.

Launched just over a year ago, Freelander three-door and five-door models have successfully provided drivers with car-like handling and performance while also offering genuine off-road 4x4 styling and capability. Freelander is particularly popular with female drivers/owners.

The new Discovery was launched at the beginning of this year and features leading-edge technology such as Active Cornering Enhancement, four-wheel Electronic Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution and rear Air Suspension.

The awards were presented to Rover Group corporate sales director Steve Harris. He said: "I am delighted that the Freelander and Discovery have deservedly received such prestigious accolades."

Land Rover Freelander

Land Rover Freelander

"Both vehicle ranges are increasingly popular with company car drivers, who want something different but are not prepared to compromise in terms of equipment and driving characteristics." Both vehicles will be on display at the Fleet Motor Show (trade only) at the NEC, Birmingham, 26-28 April. 
CHEVROLET March Sales Facts

General Motors Company, April 7, 1999 - March retail sales of Chevrolet passenger cars increased with 59,742 sales, a two-percent increase. Suburban had its best March sales (11,397) in history for its sixth consecutive monthly record.

Chevy carlines with notable sales in March were led by Corvette, with 3,281 sales for its best monthly sales since August 1989 and a seven-percent increase versus March 1997.

Cavalier, the best-selling small car in the U.S. through February, had 30,333 sales for a five- percent increase versus last March and the carline's best month since May 1998.

Prizm's March sales of 5,075 increased more than 11 percent compared with March 1998, and Monte Carlo sales (6,265) increased five percent for the same period.

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