New supermini to arrive in autumn 2011 following its official launch at the Paris motor show
1 October 2010

Chevrolet has launched its all-new production Aveo at the Paris motor show, ahead of UK sales starting in a year’s time.

The hot hatch Aveo RS concept at Detroit in January previewed the new car's looks earlier this year and much of the styling has been carried over into production.

See the official pics of the new Chevrolet Aveo - plus see pictures of the car at the Paris motor show

At the front it gets twin headlamps and Chevrolet’s split front grille, although the concept’s fog light design doesn’t carry over.

Other carry-over features from the show car include its rear handles being hidden in the C-pillars and its rising shoulder line, along with a sharply creased bonnet.

The Aveo is longer and wider than the car it replaces, while the interior is more spacious, too; Chevrolet claims its cargo space is among the best in the supermini class.

Read more on the Chevrolet Aveo RS concept car, including show pics and video

No interior pictures have been released, but it will include a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster, a wrap-around fascia and blue backlighting for the centre console. USB and Bluetooth connectivity will both be standard.

Chevrolet says the Aveo’s chassis has been tuned specifically for European customers and claims it will be both comfortable and responsive.

Petrol engines include an 85bhp 1.2 and a 99bhp 1.4, while a 1.3 diesel unit with stop-start will be available with either 74bhp or 94bhp.

Chevrolet will introduce a six-speed automatic transmission as an option on the 1.4 petrol engine; manual options include five- or six-speed depending on engine choice.

See all the latest Chevrolet Aveo reviews, news and video

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8 September 2010

huge improvement from the front end very polo-ish i thought, the rear will take a bit of getting used too though imo.

8 September 2010

Im sorry but isnt this the old Aveo with twin headlamps and the rear door handles removed?

8 September 2010

Is it me or does this car look like a Mitsubishi Colt?!!

8 September 2010

[quote shortbread]

Is it me or does this car look like a Mitsubishi Colt?!!

[/quote]dead ringer for the Colt and not a bad looking car either.

8 September 2010

I agree it does look a bit polo'ish from the front - it looks ok for a super-mini. However the major Daewoo, Chevy or whatever disaster area - what does the interior look like?

8 September 2010

[quote Flash Harry] Is it me or does this car look like a Mitsubishi Colt?!!
[/quote]

It looks like a much nicer better version design off how the colt should have looked when it got revamped from at the front anyway . I like it . It is a very nice looking car do and I am sure the interier will be good too .

8 September 2010

[quote ronmcdonald]However the major Daewoo, Chevy or whatever disaster area - what does the interior look like?[/quote]

Probably like the Cruze hatch which has a similar instrument layout to the Splash. They all give the impression that they're designed to hold more instruments and switches than they actually get. Makes you feel kind of short-changed!

8 September 2010

[quote ronmcdonald]However the major Daewoo, Chevy or whatever disaster area - what does the interior look like?[/quote]

http://www.modpark.com/forum/chevrolet/2011-chevrolet-aveo-rs-official-r...

Not too bad.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

8 September 2010

I really like the muscular stance and styling of the new chevrolets. Much better than some of the fluffy styling of some small cars. I guess it will be more popular especially with younger people.

8 September 2010

Looks like its another supermini thats gone taller, surly thats bad news for the handling, it should be nippy and fun and feel like a go cart and have good stability but when they go tall they tend to feel like old skool MPV's soft and walloey

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