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New Chevrolet Aveo Revealed in Production Form Ahead of Paris Show

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2010

Hot off the introduction of the Orlando MPV and Cruze hatchback show car, Chevrolet today released the first photos of the production Aveo five-door hatchback, which will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show at the end of the month.

Most of the styling, including details such as the 'hidden' rear door handles and the 'angry' looking front with the exposed twin-headlamps and dual port grille, has been carried over from the Aveo RS show car that was displayed at the Detroit and Geneva motor shows earlier this year.

Chevrolet did not release any pictures of the cabin, but expect the design to be similar to the concept model. According to GM, interior features include a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster, blue backlighting on the center console, multiple storage spaces in the center stack and an audio system with USB, aux-in and Bluetooth functionality.

GM said that the Aveo hatch is longer and wider than the current model offering interior and cargo volume that is "among best in class".

The company claims the new Aveo's chassis has been tuned to satisfy European tastes "with a ride and handling ratio that combines comfort with responsiveness." Electronic power steering (EPS), Electronic stability control (ESC) and ABS brakes will be standard on all trim levels.

In Europe, the Aveo will be offered with a choice of four petrol engines, including two 1.2-liter units producing 70HP and 86HP, a 100HP 1.4-liter and a 115HP 1.6-liter, and for the first time, a 1.3-liter turbo diesel featuring Start/Stop technology that will be available with 75HP or 90HP.

Depending on engine choice, the Aveo is equipped with a 5-speed or 6-speed manual gearbox while Chevrolet's first 6-speed automatic transmission on a small car will be offered on the 1.4 and 1.6 petrol units as an option in most markets.

The 2012MY Aveo will also be available as a sedan model, though Chevrolet did not say if it will make its debut alongside the 5-door hatch in Paris.

Both the 5-door and 4-door body styles of the new Aveo will go on sale across Europe next summer.

Production of the North American versions of the Aveo will take place at GM's Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan starting from 2011 also.

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http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-chevrolet-aveo-revealed-in.html

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Chevy will debut sporty Aveo in Paris

Paul McVeigh

Automotive News Europe -- September 8, 2010 13:25 CET

Chevrolet has given its new Aveo subcompact car a sporty look aimed at capturing young buyers.

The General Motors Co. unit will unveil its latest Aveo as a production debut at the Paris auto show later this month.

The five-door hatchback keeps much of the sporty design of the Aveo RS show car unveiled at the Detroit auto show earlier this year. It has swept back headlights, a rising shoulder line and rear door handles hidden in the C-pillar that give the car the look of a a sporty three-door.

Chevrolet Europe head Wayne Brannon said the new Aveo "is ready to compete against the best in the small car segment, which is also Europe's largest segment."

The new Aveo is longer and wider than the current model, giving it a spacious interior and cargo volume that is among best in its class, Chevrolet says.

The interior has a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster that features an analog tachometer combined with a digital speedometer and warning lights.

Electronic stability control and ABS brakes will be standard on the car.

For the first time, the Aveo will be offered in Europe with a diesel engine featuring fuel-saving stop-start technology. The 1.3-liter engine will be available in 75hp and 95hp versions.

There are two gasoline engines, an 86-hp1.2-liter unit and a 100-hp unit.

The Aveo will offer Chevrolet's first six-speed automatic transmission on a small car as an option in most markets. Manual transmissions are five- or six-speed depending on engine choice.

A four-door Aveo sedan variant is planned for launch in some markets next summer.

The Aveo is Chevrolet's No.2 best seller in Europe after the Matiz with sales of 28,312 in the first seven months, down from 43,630 the year before, according to market researcher JATO Dynamics. Matiz sales through July were 41,727.

The Aveo will debut in Paris alongside the Orlando seven-seat minivan and Cruze hatchback.

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100908/ANE/100909911/1193#ixzz0ywmt0kSf

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General Motors unveils Chevrolet Aveo show car ahead of Paris Motor Show

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Sep 8th 2010 at 10:30AM

General Motors is continuing its small-car onslaught by showing off the next-generation Chevrolet Aveo at this year's Paris Motor Show. According to the company, the show car on display will be the spitting image of the actual production version, though we can expect a few small changes to show up as dictated by each market. GM says that the new Aveo borrows heavily from the Spark, complete with plenty of "hot hatch" styling. It's true that the forward-leaning shoulder line and aggressive headlights help give the Aveo plenty of menace for a vehicle this size, and judging from the powertrain lineup, there's a chance that this little sucker might scoot along with the best of them.

GM says that it will be offering a range of engines in the Aveo globally, from an anemic 70 horsepower, 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine to a variety of diesel mills and a 115 horsepower 1.6-liter gasoline four. We aren't engineers by a long shot, but 115 horsepower in a tiny tin box like the Aveo is bound to be at least somewhat entertaining.

The next-generation Aveo is both longer and wider than its predecessor, so there should be quite a bit more interior space to enjoy. Here's hoping the company has applied its newfound dedication to interior quality to the hatch. Hit the jump for the full press blast.

Gallery:2011 Chevrolet Aveo

[source: General Motors]

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New Chevrolet Aveo brings 'hot-hatch' style to small car segment

2010-09-08

* Aveo is one of four Chevrolet world premieres at the Paris Motor Show

* Dynamic design stays true to Aveo RS show car

* European engine lineup includes 1.3-lliter diesel engine and 6-speed transmissions

There is no shortage of world firsts for Chevrolet at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show, and joining the Orlando MPV and Cruze hatchback show car will be the all-new Chevrolet Aveo 5-door.

The car will go on sale in the United States and Canada in 2011.

The Aveo RS show car was displayed at the Detroit and Geneva motor shows earlier in 2010, and the final production-ready car looks every bit as compelling as the show car.

Entering the highly competitive global small car segment, striking design elements of the new Chevrolet Aveo include the dynamic looking front with its exposed twin-headlamps and Chevrolet's signature dual port grille, compact taut body panels with a rising shoulder line and short rear overhangs, rear door handles "hidden' in the c-pillar and a 'body in, wheels out' profile.

Reminiscent of the recently introduced Spark in Europe, the new Aveo is designed to appeal to younger customers with its sporty hot-hatch look. A four-door sedan variant will launch in Europe alongside the hatch next summer. Both hatch and sedan are practical small cars providing ample interior space.

Final specifications of the new Aveo will be carefully tailored to each market in which it's offered.

Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe says: "It's just such an exciting time to be at Chevrolet; in Aveo we have a car which is ready to compete against the best in the small-car segment."

The new Aveo is longer and wider than the current model, giving it a spacious interior and cargo volume that is among best in class. The interior design perhaps holds even more surprises than the outside, in particular the motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster which features an analog tachometer combined with a digital speedometer.

Blue backlighting is featured on the center console, while the whole of the front cabin is enveloped in a wraparound fascia. This can be color-coded and flows from the dash into both the driver's and front passenger's doors. Aveo's interior provides consumers with high quality materials as well as multiple storage spaces in the center stack and a modern audio system with USB, auxiliary-in and Bluetooth functionality.

Reflecting its sporty personality, Aveo has been engineered to provide communicative handling, a characteristic which stems partly from its tight body frame integral (BFI) structure where highest levels of torsional rigidity have been achieved.

The new Aveo's chassis has been fine tuned to satisfy discerning tastes with a ride and handling ratio that combines comfort with responsiveness. Electronic power steering (EPS), Electronic stability control (ESC) and ABS brakes will be standard.

In Europe, a comprehensive range of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be available in the new Chevrolet Aveo, incorporating the latest technologies such as variable valve timing, double continuous variable cam phasing and common rail fuel injection for the diesels.

The gasoline engine range includes two 1.2 liter versions (at 70 hp and at 86hp), a 1.4 liter unit (100 hp) and a 1.6 liter (115hp). For the first time, Aveo will be offered with two versions of a 1.3 liter diesel engine (at 75 hp and at 95 hp) featuring Start/Stop technology.

Chevrolet's first 6-speed automatic transmission on a small car will be featured on the Aveo 1.4 and 1.6 as an option in most European markets; manual transmissions are of 5 or 6 speed depending on engine choice.

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http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/08/general-motors-unveils-chevrolet-aveo-show-car-ahead-of-paris-mo/

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Paris auto show: Sporty Chevrolet Aveo debuts

By PAUL MCVEIGH, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

The Chevy Aveo hatchback keeps much of the sporty design of the Aveo RS show car unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January.

Chevrolet

Chevrolet has given its new Aveo subcompact car a sporty look aimed at capturing young buyers.

The General Motors Co. unit will unveil its latest Aveo as a production debut at the Paris auto show later this month.

The five-door hatchback keeps much of the sporty design of the Aveo RS show car unveiled at the Detroit auto show earlier this year. It has swept back headlights, a rising shoulder line and rear door handles hidden in the C-pillar that give the car the look of a a sporty three-door.

Chevrolet Europe head Wayne Brannon said the new Aveo "is ready to compete against the best in the small car segment, which is also Europe's largest segment."

The new Aveo is longer and wider than the current model, giving it a spacious interior and cargo volume that is among best in its class, Chevrolet says.

The interior has a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster that features an analog tachometer combined with a digital speedometer and warning lights.

Electronic stability control and ABS brakes will be standard on the car.

For the first time, the Aveo will be offered in Europe with a diesel engine featuring fuel-saving stop-start technology. The 1.3-liter engine will be available in 75hp and 95hp versions.

There are two gasoline engines, an 86-hp1.2-liter unit and a 100-hp unit.

The Aveo will offer Chevrolet's first six-speed automatic transmission on a small car as an option in most markets. Manual transmissions are five- or six-speed depending on engine choice.

A four-door Aveo sedan variant is planned for launch in some markets next summer.

The Aveo is Chevrolet's No.2 best seller in Europe after the Matiz with sales of 28,312 in the first seven months, down from 43,630 the year before, according to market researcher JATO Dynamics. Matiz sales through July were 41,727.

The Aveo will debut in Paris alongside the Orlando seven-seat minivan and Cruze hatchback.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20100908/PARIS/100909896#ixzz0yxDjuceH

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