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 |  Oct 01 2010, 9:53 AM

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After rotting on the vine of General Motors for a few too many seasons, the Chevy Aveo has just been replaced with a new generation model sporting the same subcompact’s badge. Unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, the new small car retains many of the features from the Aveo RS Concept car, including the large front grille, oversized headlights and rear door handles that are hidden into the C-pillar to give the 5-door a sporty 3-door look. And while the design is nice, the taller dimensions of the Aveo do make it look more functional than fun. That’s not always a bad thing, however, as the Aveo looks to have significantly more cargo room than the Ford Fiesta – although no official cargo numbers have been released.

Inside there’s an improved interior although it’s not thrilling. Then again, it might change when it makes it to North America as in Europe Chevy is GM’s entry-level brand, below Opel. Of note is the  “motorcycle-inspired” instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer and digital speedometer. Chevy says the new Aveo will get a modern audio system with compatibility for USB and Bluetooth.

Also promised is “involved handling” while all models will get electric power steering, stability control and ABS brakes.

As for what’s under the hood, Chevy will offer both a 70-hp and 86-hp 1.2-liter engine, a 100-hp 1.4-liter and a 115-hp 1.6-liter in Europe. (Sorry, no 1.4T…. not yet anyway). Both of the larger engines will, however, be available with a 6-speed automatic, while a 6-speed manual is standard. Also available (in Europe) are two 1.3-liter diesels making 75-hp and 95-hp respectively.

Chevy has not yet announced how soon the new Aveo will go on sale in North America.

GALLERY: 2011 Chevy Aveo

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 |  Sep 17 2010, 8:20 AM


Set to debut at the Paris Auto Show, Chevy has already given us a look at the all-new 2011 Aveo – but these leaked photos are our first glimpse at the sub-compact car’s interior.

Taking design cues from the rest of the Chevy lineup and retaining some of the features from the Aveo RS Show Car, the new Aveo looks to be a tremendous step forward for Chevy in the small car segment. Of particular note is the final version of the motorcycle-inspired instruments with an analogue tachometer and digital speedometer.

Longer and wider than the current Aveo, Chevy promises more interior space that will but the Aveo “among” the best in class. Also promised is “involved handling” while all models will get electric power steering, stability control and ABS brakes.

As for what’s under the hood, Chevy will offer both a 70-hp and 86-hp 1.2-liter engine, a 100-hp 1.4-liter and a 115-hp 1.6-liter in Europe. (Sorry, no 1.4T…. not yet anyway). Both of the larger engines will, however, be available with a 6-speed automatic, while a 6-speed manual is standard. Also available (in Europe) are two 1.3-liter diesels making 75-hp and 95-hp respectively.

GALLERY: 2011 Chevy Aveo Interior

[Source: Carscoop]

 |  Sep 08 2010, 7:34 AM

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Chevrolet has just revealed the very first photos of the all-new Aveo subcompact ahead of its debut later this month at the Paris Auto Show. The car keeps many of the design cues from the Aveo RS Concept shown at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, including the large front grille, oversized headlights and the rear door handles that are hidden into the C-pillar.

Longer and wider than the current Aveo, Chevy promises more interior space that will but the Aveo “among” the best in class. Also promised is a much-improved interior, retaining the “motorcycle-inspired” instruments with an analogue tachometer and digital speedometer. Chevy says the new Aveo will get a modern audio system with compatibility for USB and Bluetooth.

Also promised is “involved handling” while all models will get electric power steering, stability control and ABS brakes.

As for what’s under the hood, Chevy will offer both a 70-hp and 86-hp 1.2-liter engine, a 100-hp 1.4-liter and a 115-hp 1.6-liter in Europe. (Sorry, no 1.4T…. not yet anyway). Both of the larger engines will, however, be available with a 6-speed automatic, while a 6-speed manual is standard. Also available (in Europe) are two 1.3-liter diesels making 75-hp and 95-hp respectively.

Full details will be released at the car’s Paris Auto Show Debut, where Chevy will also unveil the production versions of the Orlando MPV and the Cruze Hatchback. (NOTE: All details for this article from from Chevrolet Europe and model details may chance for the U.S. market version of the Aveo).

GALLERY: New Chevrolet Aveo

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 |  Jun 08 2010, 11:11 AM

Is this the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Aveo? Sort of. The photo above is one that has been retouched by the folks at AveoForum.com, using an original spy photo showing the Aveo out testing in its usual black and white camo. Sent to us by AveoForum member Darin Cosgrove, some artistic interpretation has been made. With the camo digitally altered it looks as though the Aveo keeps a pretty aggressive front grille while getting Chevy’s short windows. Either way, what you’re looking at is more likely to resemble the real thing than Chevy’s wild Aveo RS concept from last year’s Detroit Auto Show.

The upcoming Aveo has some tough competition in the sub-compact segment, with established models like the Yaris and Fit, not to mention Ford’s new Fiesta. We’re not sure how Chevy will fair on the final design and performance sides, but it’s easy to see that the Aveo should deliver plenty more cargo room than the three-door Fiesta hatch.

Hit the link below to see the untouched original:

[Source: AveoForum]

Detroit 2010: Chevy Aveo RS Concept Previews 2011 Aveo

Chevy looks to beef-up styling and size of new Aveo

 |  Jan 11 2010, 5:21 PM

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The Aveo RS Concept, which Chevy has just debuted at the Detroit Auto Show, is intended to give a glimpse at what the future Aveo small car will be like. If the production model is close, we’ll be impressed.

As it stands the Aveo RS is a mean-looking sub-compact with a Mitsubishi EVO-styled front fascia and a wide stance with flared fenders. To give the car a sleek look, the rear door handles are integrated into the rear pillar. In addition, out back there’s a tuner-inspired dual-port central exhaust outlet.

Inside, there’s more room thanks to the larger platform and we love the motorcycle-inspired gauge display and tachometer. There’s plenty of dark black leather, as well, with blue stitching to go with the Aveo’s Boracay Blue exterior paint.

The Aveo RS concept is powered by the same 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec motor as found in the new Chevy Cruze. That being said, it makes 138-hp (plenty for a sub-compact and far more than any current production sub-compact offers). GM hasn’t released fuel economy numbers, but with the Cruze capable of 40 mpg on the highway, the Aveo RS concept should be able to match that. Better still, enthusiasts will appreciate the six-speed manual transmission.

All this sounds wonderful, but this is a concept and not the real thing. Besides, a 138-hp motor is way above what the competition are offering in the sub-compact segment. When it does launch as a 2011 model it certainly wont come with the 1.4-liter turbocharged motor as standard, but we can hold out hope that an RS model will be offered.

Introduced by North American Exterior Design boss Michael Simcoe at the Detroit Auto Show, Simcoe said that the Aveo RS Concept gives an idea of what the production Aveo will be like, saying that it will be, “a bit roomier, more refined and, frankly, have a lot more attitude.”

That being said, we have high-hopes for the design of the production model.

GALLERY: Chevy Aveo RS Concept

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Detroit 2010: Chevy Aveo RS Show Car Gets Power, Fuel-Economy and Lots of Style

Concept model foreshadows new 2011 Aveo to compete directly with Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit

 |  Jan 08 2010, 10:24 AM

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Ahead of it’s debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week, Chevrolet is giving us a good look at the Aveo RS Show Car, which foreshadows the production 2011 Aveo. And we have to say: Bravo GM!

The sub-compact segment is heating up and while Ford has garnered a lot of publicity with the upcoming Fiesta, if the production Aveo is anything close to this concept, GM may just have hit a home run. Along with aggressive styling and an all-new chassis that is longer, wider and with more interior room than the current model, the Aveo RS Show Car is powered by the 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec motor as found in the new Chevy Cruze. That being said, it makes 138-hp (plenty for a sub-compact and far more than any current production sub-compact offers). GM hasn’t released fuel economy numbers, but with the Cruze capable of 40 mpg on the highway, the Aveo should be able to match that. Better still, enthusiasts will appreciate the six-speed manual transmission.

Inside there’s plenty in the way of high-tech goodies and the interior is simply stunning in both its design and use of materials.

We’ll be sure to bring you more details on the Aveo RS Show Car, as well as news about the production model, with live coverage of the Detroit Auto Show starting January 11th. The all-new Aveo will go into production at GM’s Orion, Michigan plant in late 2010 as a 2011 model.

GALLERY: Chevrolet Aveo RS Show Car

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Detroit Preview: Chevy Teases 2011 Aveo RS

New Aveo to be made-in-America at GM's Orion plant in Michigan

 |  Jan 06 2010, 11:11 AM

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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here***

***UPDATE*** Official images and specs on the Chevy Aveo RS Show Car can be seen here ***UPDATE***

It’s certainly not much to go on, but this single teaser image at least gives us a general idea of the shape of the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, and so far we’re impressed. The photo comes to us via GM’s VP of communications Chris Preuss on Twitter, from a meeting between GM execs and the UAW, where they previewed the new 2011 Aveo and announced that it will be built at GM’s Orion plant in Michigan.

“It’s a new day and new opportunity,” said UAW president Ron Gettelfnger.”GM will be the only company building a B-car in America. We can make this a success.” In the past Aveo models were manufactured in Korea.

Little else is known about the new Aveo, but the sporty RS trim model that is set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week is expected to feature the 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine first shown in the new Chevy Cruze. In the Cruze, this engine makes 138-hp and gets 40 mpg on the highway.

Supporting these rumors Preuss also tweeted a quote from another GM exec, saying that, “Aveo will have great performance…functionality and connectivity…leading safety and fuel economy.”

In addition, GM North America President Mark Reuss commented that, “Aveo is going to be a success.”

We’ll get our first look at the all-new sub-compact January 11th at the Detroit Auto Show.

[Source: Twitter]

 |  Dec 17 2009, 12:33 PM

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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here***

Chevy is planning to take full advantage of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, with a long list of debuts. First up is the production version of the sexy-looking Camaro Convertible, which has been shown in concept form and isn’t likely to get many (if any) changes. Expect the same sort of power plants to be available as with the coupe.

The second big debut will be the all-new Aveo, which is expected to arrive in hot-hatch RS trim first. No details were given, but expect the RS model to feature some nice aluminum wheels and some extra aero bits to spice it up. It’s also likely that under the hood we’ll find Chevy’s new 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoTec engine that Chevy first showed at the LA show just a few weeks ago in the all-new Cruze. It makes 138-hp and 148 ft-lbs of torque, while getting 40 mpg on the highway, so it looks like the Aveo might just be a real Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit competitor in the future.

In addition, Chevy is likely to show an updated version of its Orlando MPV, although this isn’t likely to be a full production model yet. Chevrolet has also announced that an all-new Malibu is due out for 2012 and that the Spark will in fact launch in North America in 2011 (despite rumors that it wasn’t going to see U.S. shores).

GALLERY: Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

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[Source: Cars.com]