The Aveo complements the new Chevrolet Sonic in GM’s small vehicle pricing structure with the two models satisfying distinctly different sub-sectors of the segment.
The Chevrolet Aveo model range offers a choice of three Hatch and three Sedan variants with a choice of either ‘L’ or ‘LS’ trim. All are powered by a 1,6 litre 16-valve DOHC engine that produces maximum power of 77 kW @ 5800 r/min and peak torque of 145 Nm @ 3600 r/min. Electronic throttle control and multi-port fuel injection ensure excellent fuel economy and low emissions. By way of example, tests conducted by Chevrolet engineers delivered a combined cycle fuel consumption of just 7,3l/100km for the Aveo Hatch.
Drive is via a 5-speed manual transmission on L and LS models with a 4-speed automatic option offered for the LS level Hatch and Sedan. The Automatic transmission is electronically controlled and has a “Hold Control” feature that assists in reducing the tendency of the transmission to hunt between ratios.
Standard specification on all models includes: Variable rate power steering; ABS braking; 14 inch steel rims fitted with 185/60 R14 tyres; air-conditioning; tilt adjustable steering wheel; driver’s side airbag; transponder key immobiliser system; and colour coded bumpers.
On the LS specification models the following are included: Roof spoiler; height adjustable driver’s seat; power operated front windows; central locking; passenger airbag; MP3 compatible radio/CD combination with auxiliary input.
The service interval for the Chevrolet Aveo is 15 000km. Warranty cover with Roadside Assistance is for three years or 100 000km.