Chevrolet revealed today the production version of the 2011 Aveo, which will make its official debut later this month at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The new car will join Orlando MPV and Cruze Hatchback, and represents the production version of the Aveo RS Concept unveiled back in January at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.
As you can see from the photos, the new car features an aggressive looking front with its exposed twin-headlamps and dual port grille, hidden rear door handles as well as compact taut body panels with a rising shoulder line and short rear overhangs.
Chevrolet also confirms a four-door sedan variant of this model which will make its debut next summer. Comparing it to the current model, the new car is longer and wider, which means a spacious interior and cargo volume that is among best in class.
The new chassis of the car has been fine tuned to satisfy European tastes with a ride and handling ratio that combines comfort with responsiveness. Chevrolet offers as standard electronic power steering (EPS), Electronic stability control (ESC) and ABS brakes. Aveo comes with a choice of three petrol engines: 1.2 liter engine (with 70 hp and 86 hp), 1.4 liter unit (100 hp) and a 1.6 liter (115 hp).
A diesel engine will also be available in two versions: 1.3 liter diesel at 75 hp and at 95 hp, featuring Start/Stop technology. The engines will be mated to Chevrolet’s first 6-speed automatic transmission on a small car on the Aveo 1.4 and 1.6. Other engines will receive 5 or 6 speed depending on engine choice.
The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo features a length and width that surpasses that of its predecessor. Since it is both wider and longer, the new Aveo is able to offer a roomier cabin and a larger cargo space – the best in its class. Particularly noticeable upon entry in the Aveo is its motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster – featuring an analog tachometer and a digital speedometer.
Occupants on the front are seemingly hugged by a wraparound fascia, accented by a blue-backlighted center console. The front cabin can be color-coded starting from the dash into both front doors.
Aside from an interior made of superior and high quality materials, the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo also features modern audio system with USB, auxiliary-in and Bluetooth functionality. Likewise, storing capacity of the Aveo is boosted by a number of storage spaces in the center stack.
According to the president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe, Wayne Brannon, the carmaker now has a car that could rival what other auto companies could best offer in the small-car segment. He noted that thanks to Aveo, it is now an exciting time to be at Chevrolet.