Paris Preview: 2011 Chevrolet Aveo
Visual highlights of the new Aveo include exposed twin-headlamps and dual port grille, compact taut body panels with a rising shoulder line and short rear overhangs, as well as 'hidden' rear door handles. The new Aveo is also longer and wider than the current model, and features ESC and ABS brakes as standard.
European customers will get the chance to choose between a wide range of four four cylinder petrol and diesel engines, including a 1.2 litre version (at 86 hp) and a 1.4 litre unit (100 hp). For the first time, Aveo will be offered with two versions of a 1.3 litre diesel engine (at 75 hp and at 95 hp) featuring Start/Stop technology.
"It's just such an exciting time to be at Chevrolet; not only do we have new entries into the MPV and compact classes, in Aveo we have a car which is ready to compete against the best in the small car segment, which is also Europe's largest segment," stated Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe.
autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.