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New supermini to arrive in autumn 2011 following its official launch at the Paris motor show
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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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every thing you... 3 October 2010

Re: New Chevrolet Aveo launched

Looks good. I'm sure it will be popular with younger buyers.

saytamaner 3 October 2010

Re: New Chevrolet Aveo launched

The new platform does not share anything with the old one. It is called Gamma II, based on the GM's current small car platform SCCS (Small Common Components and Systems), and further developed by GM Daewoo.

The SCCS was co-developed by Opel and Fiat engineers in Turin between 2002 and 2005 and was the first product of the GM-Fiat partnership. GM used this platform for the Opel Corsa D and recently Opel Meriva B, On the Fiat side, Grande Punto, Linea, Fiorino-Qubo, and Alfa Mito all use derivatives of this platform.

After completing the development work and just before the launch of the current Opel Corsa, GM decided to give their Korean unit the responsibility of global small car development work. That meant all future Chevrolet and Opel small cars would use the same platform developed by GM Daewoo, including the next Opel Corsa in 2013 model year, but the designers and engineers of GM International Technical Development Center in Russelsheim-Germany and also Opel small car fans were not happy with this decision.

After the GM decided to retain Opel, the new chief Nick Reilly made an announcement which means a u-turn on the matter : All future Opel cars will be designed and engineered in Russelsheim-Germany, I guess that was a relief for those engineers and the fans.

Dan McNeil v2 12 September 2010

Re: New Chevrolet Aveo launched

The frontal design reminds me of the kind of car I was designing 20-odd years ago. When I was in primary school. What a dull and backwards looking car. I expect the dynamics will be hopeless as well.