Chevrolet Aveo enters the Mongol Rally adventure of more than 9,000 miles

Article by Christian A., on July 9, 2012

Children’s charities are the beneficiaries of the adventure that a Chevrolet Aveo will take on July 14 as it leaves the Goodwood motor circuit to get to the Mongol Rally adventure. The Aveo's FIRST Mongol Rally Team will go on a no-backup, no support, no-set-route adventure of over 9,000 miles. The 1.2L Aveo small car will have to move past obstacles like mountains, deserts, awful roads, no roads, and even bandits.

The Aveo will be driven by a rally team with not much experience or car knowledge. The three members in the rally team are composed of Guy White (an experienced marketing manager), Ed Kliphuis (an investment banker), and Arnout Schepers (developmental biology researcher).

Guy White said that he considers it a “perfect combination” to drive through a third of the world, meet amazing people, and stock memories. It was three years ago that the team first met on a rugby field in Geneva. They’re collecting donations for SOS Children's Villages in Mongolia where the Aveo will also be donated. They also hope to promote interaction opportunities for this good cause. For more information, visit

What makes the new Chevrolet Aveo appealing? Well, its sporty driving experience is the key. It has an “exceptionally rigid body-frame-integral structure” such that its upper body and frame are integrated into a single unit to ensure that it is mass-efficient and has a stiffer structure. With an improved passenger safety, the new Aveo is made up of advanced steels with greater tensile strength.

At the same time, to ensure a tempered and stable ride, the Aveo comes with a McPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar, as well as, a torsion beam axle-mount compound link-type rear suspension. Also, as a treat to its most valued customers and drivers, the 1.2-liter gasoline and 1.3-liter turbo-diesel engine models come with a sophisticated support system in the likes of the electronic stability control (ESC) and a column-mounted electric power steering system (EPS). Moreover, this system also includes a wear compensator to assure precise steering through time.

Not only is the Aveo focused on driving experience, but it also focuses on safety performance – through the tight body-frame-integral structure. The roof is capable of carrying 4.2 times the car’s weight so that in the event of an accident, its passengers are assured safety. Following the safety standards in Europe, the Aveo has six airbags with a set of carefully tuned sensors, as well as a four-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist. Furthermore, cruise control with speed limiter function can be activated such that an alarm is triggered once the car reaches maximum speed to alert the driver.

Thanks to its refined noise control measures, cruising with the Chevrolet Aveo is as quiet and as relaxed as strolling down the European country. Now, its damping performance is greater by 10 to 40 percent compared to the previous models.

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