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      First official pics of next gen 2012 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct.

      These appear to be the first official pics of the production-ready, next generation (2012) Aveo, from GM Europe:





      The European market version of the car is going to be shown at the Paris auto show next month (Oct. 2-17).

      The press release from GM Europe describes some engine choices we likely won't be seeing in North America. Europeans have a choice of 6 (!) different engines (betting we won't see the 1.2L gas & 1.3L diesel). We'll be lucky if we get two choices.

      Interesting to note is the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission, and both 5- and 6-speed manuals. Also, their 1.4 engine option isn't the turbo, based on the output specs (100 hp).

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      New Chevrolet Aveo to bring 'hot-hatch' style to small car segment

      • Full production Aveo world debuts at Paris Motor Show [/*:m:1z63ux9b]
      • Dynamic design stays true to show car concept [/*:m:1z63ux9b]
      • New Aveo to be launched in summer 2011 [/*:m:1z63ux9b]
      • Comprehensive engine line-up includes 1.3 liter diesel engine and 6-speed transmissions [/*:m:1z63ux9b]
      • Aveo is one of four Chevrolet world premieres at the Paris Motor Show [/*:m:1z63ux9b]


      There is no shortage of world firsts for Chevrolet at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show, and joining the Orlando MPV and Cruze hatchback show car will be the eagerly awaited Chevrolet Aveo 5-door, which like the Orlando makes its world production debut.

      The Aveo RS show car was displayed at the Detroit and Geneva motor shows earlier in 2010, and with the final production-ready model, Chevrolet has a car that looks every bit as good as the earlier concept.

      Entering the highly competitive global small car segment, striking design elements of the new Chevrolet Aveo include the aggressive looking front with its exposed twin-headlamps and dual port grille, compact taut body panels with a rising shoulder line and short rear overhangs, the 'hidden' rear door handles which now feature in the c-pillar and a 'body in, wheels out' profile which is now very much part of the new Chevrolet design language.

      Reminiscent of the recently introduced Spark, the new Aveo is unquestionably a car that will appeal to younger customers with its sporty hot-hatch look. A four-door sedan variant will launch alongside the hatch next summer. Both hatch and sedan are practical small cars with good interior space and Chevrolet expects the new Aveo also to appeal to families, for whom the current model has been a popular purchase.

      The new Chevrolet Aveo has benefited from an extensive development program, resulting in a small car that will meet European driversí tastes both in terms of design and dynamics. Final specifications of the new Aveo will be carefully tailored to each European market.

      Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe says: "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."

      The new Aveo is longer and wider than the current model, giving it a spacious interior and cargo volume that is among best in class. The interior design perhaps holds even more surprises than the outside, in particular the motorcycle-inspired instrument binnacle which features an analogue tachometer combined with a digital speedo and warning lights.

      Up-market blue backlighting features on the center console while the whole of the front cabin is enveloped in a wrap-round fascia. This can be color-coded and flows from the dash into both the driver's and front passengerís doors. Aveo customers will appreciate the quality materials used in the interior as well as multiple storage spaces in the center stack and the modern audio system with USB, aux-in and Bluetooth functionality.

      Reflecting the little Chevroletís sporty personality, Aveo has been engineered to provide involving handling, a characteristic which stems partly from its tight body frame integral (BFI) structure where high torsional rigidity has been achieved - among the stiffest in the small car segment.

      The new Aveo's chassis has been fine tuned to satisfy European tastes with a ride and handling ratio that combines comfort with responsiveness. Electronic power steering (EPS), Electronic stability control (ESC) and ABS brakes will be standard.

      A comprehensive range of four cylinder petrol and diesel engines will be available in the new Chevrolet Aveo, incorporating the latest technologies such as variable valve timing, double continuous variable cam phasing and common rail fuel injection for the diesels.

      The petrol engine range includes two 1.2 liter versions (at 70 hp and at 86hp), a 1.4 liter unit (100 hp) and a 1.6 liter (115hp). For the first time, Aveo will be offered with two versions of a 1.3 liter diesel engine (at 75 hp and at 95 hp) featuring Start/Stop technology.

      Chevrolet's first 6-speed automatic transmission on a small car will feature on the Aveo 1.4 and 1.6 as an option in most markets; manual transmissions are of 5 or 6 speed depending on engine choice.
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      http://media.gm.com/content/media/intl/ ... rolet_aveo


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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2011 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      Wow, that looks nice!

      =D> for Chevy.

      Now, they just gotta bring a few more engines over here in the US side (unlikely).

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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2011 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      Oooh.... the L.A. auto show is Nov. 19-28 this year. http://www.laautoshow.com/

      I bet we'll see the North American version of the Aveo then, and get confirmation about our powertrain options.
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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2011 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      Isnt that early for the la show? I always thought Detroit was first?

      Is the Paris car built in the us or Hungary (wherever that 3rd plant is) ?


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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2011 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      I wonder about those wheels... they're 18 inches (!), and wearing a Chevy center cap. Optional? Or car show bling that won't actually be available?

      The tire size shown is 225/40/18 (go to the GM Europe link and you can download a huge version of the photo where you can zoom in on stuff like that).
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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2011 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      Quote Originally Posted by petrified.rabbit
      Isnt that early for the la show? I always thought Detroit was first?
      I think L.A. changed their date - it's earlier than last year (Dec). Detroit is Jan 10-23 this year (http://www.naias.com/)

      Is the Paris car built in the us or Hungary (wherever that 3rd plant is) ?
      Dunno. Haven't seen any mention yet.
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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2012 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      Im very impressed that it didnt change much from the concept version.
      GM better bring that same design to the U.S. Still looks alittle mean though without the body kit it had.

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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2012 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      I also wonder whether the bumpers will be any different for N.A.

      Euro spec bumpers are often smaller (different bumper strength requirements).
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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2012 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      Lots of comments about these photos on Autoblog... most of them good: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/08/gene ... -paris-mo/
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      Re: First official pics of next gen 2012 Aveo - car to be shown in Europe in Oct

      Some credible speculation about the engine choices North America might see: Three options is a possibility...

      1.6-liter is almost a sure thing allowing it to compete with the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit.

      Since the 100 hp 1.4-liter will be built in the nearby Flint engine plant for use in the Chevrolet Volt, it may also be offered as the base engine.

      A production version of the Aveo RS with the same 138 hp turbocharged 1.4-liter found in the larger [Cruze] is also a distinct possibility after the base models launch.
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