Chevrolet has revealed details about the all-new production version of its Aveo compact car.
Like the Chevrolet Aveo RS concept that was shown at the recent motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, the new Chevrolet Aveo production car has an aggressive sporty look.
This should certainly help it stand out against other small cars on the market – especially if Chevrolet continues to pursue a value orientated pricing structure.
First pictures of the new Aveo
We won’t find out about the pricing at least until the car is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September. But the photographs released so far certainly pique our attention.
In addition to the usual Chevrolet split grille at the front there are twin headlamps and sporty foglight recesses. A rear spoiler integrated into the trailing edge of the roof complements the large alloy wheels, while the rear door handles are hidden in the c-pillars, Seat- and Alfa Romeo- style.
The new Chevrolet Aveo is longer and wider than the model it replaces – which should be good news for passenger room and comfort.
Inside the new Aveo
There are no interior images thus far, but Chevrolet describes the instrument cluster as similar to that of a motorbike, with a large rev counter and digital speedo combination.
Buyers will be able to colour-code the wrap-around centre fascia. Material quality is said to be high, and alongside the expected storage spaces will be Bluetooth, USB and aux-in connections for the stereo.
Chevrolet is also promising a sporty driving experience, with European-honed dynamics aided by the stiff ‘body frame integral’ (BFI) construction.
Petrol and diesel engines will be available – 1.2-litre 85bhp and 1.4-litre 98bhp petrols plus a pair of 1.3-litre turbodiesels offering 74bhp or 93bhp. The diesels feature start-stop technology as standard. Five- or six-speed manual gearboxes will also be offered, depending on the model, with a new six-speed automatic optional on the 1.4.
Exact specifications will be individually determined for each European market. But Chevrolet says that the new Aveo will feature stability control as standard, regardless of region.
The new Chevrolet Aveo gets its public debut at the Paris Motor Show alongside the all-new Chevrolet Orlando MPV and the five-door hatchback variant of the Chevrolet Cruze. It goes on sale next year.