From £12,375 for the 1.3 VCDi LS model, the Aveo builds on Chevrolet’s reputation for delivering great value for money – but it’s more than the keen pricing that will make it appeal to customers. With its dramatic sculpted front end styling and imposing wedge-shaped profile, the New Aveo brings a sharp, edgy feel to the supermini segment.
“Much like we did with the Spark, we wanted to take the image of small cars away from being cute and cuddly,” said Chevrolet UK Managing Director Mark Terry. “Instead, we’ve delivered a car that’s striking, bold and has attitude. It draws on our iconic models, such as the Camaro and Corvette, for its styling influence, with cues such as the distinctive round headlamps and dual-cockpit interior giving it a lot more personality than you’d normally find in this sector of the market.”
Even in basic trim, the Aveo gets features such as remote locking, a rear spoiler, CD-stereo radio, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and electric front windows. The mid-range LT model adds more luxury features – 15-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls, air conditioning, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, sunglasses holder, a Driver Information Centre, Bluetooth phone compatibility, and a chrome gear knob surround, yet is priced from a very competitive £12,375 on-the-road. The top specification LTZ variant has features normally reserved for bigger and much more expensive cars, including a leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, rear parking sensors and automatic headlamps. Prices for the LTZ start at £13,615.
Two diesel engines will be available from launch – both 1.3-litre diesels, with power outputs of either 74 or 94bhp. All come with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. Full technical specifications and equipment levels will be confirmed ahead of the car’s showroom debut in January 2012.