The Chevrolet Aveo RS could make its way to the UK next year, Autocar has learned.
The 132bhp hot hatch is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine, with transmission options including either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
Chevrolet has yet to confirm a definitive sale date and price for this country, however, though it is expected to command a significant premium over the £14,055 asked for the top-spec standard Aveo.
Chevrolet has previously said that 2013 would be a likely on-sale date for the model in the UK.
First revealed at the Detroit Motor Show last year, the Aveo RS adds more muscular bodywork, including a unique grille wth new fog lights and extra air intakes, plus a new spoiler at the rear.
The car has proved popular in the US, selling around 16,000 units in its first three months.