It's quite likely you won't be getting a new car this Christmas, but Microsoft is giving away three new Chevrolet cars in the new year.

Starting January 4, 2011, players of Kinect Joy Ride will be able to download a Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette and Cruze at no cost.

You'll be able to choose a colour for your new cars - or paint them using the Kinect sensor - and then take them for a spin in any of Joy Ride's six game modes. Players will also be able to take the new cars online to race against Xbox LIVE opponents.

The Chevrolet cars will be unlocked when you select the Chevrolet ad in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Tracks are always better than new cars, but this is a free download so you can't complain.