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      Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      Looks like Chevy is adding them to almost the entire fleet...

      With modern transmissions using electronic controls, the ratio selection can be managed better to minimize fuel consumption by avoiding excessive hunting between gears. The controls can also take advantage of ratio skipping on these transmissions to go from sixth to fourth or even third when needed for acceleration. As the remainder of Chevrolet's lineup is replaced over the next couple of years including the Aveo, Impala and HHR all of the new models will be using at least six-speed transmissions.
      A dozen 2011 Chevrolets to offer 6-speed automatics



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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      It took awhile to get used to the six speed in my other car after having 4 speeds most my life. I personally wouldn't mind one of these tranny's if they can mate up to my current engine and the price is right.
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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      That'd be great. I know the new Aveo RS with the 1.4T package is supposed to have a 6-speed manual, but finally an efficient option for those Auto guys...that'll be great.
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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      Funny thing is, the GM press release posted with that blog article doesn't actually mention the Aveo by name. Only the blog writer mentions it, which makes me wonder where he/she got the info.
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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG
      Funny thing is, the GM press release posted with that blog article doesn't actually mention the Aveo by name. Only the blog writer mentions it, which makes me wonder where he/she got the info.
      Does anyone read carefully?

      Here's the quoted list from the article:
      1. Avalanche Standard six-speed automatic
      2. Camaro Standard six-speed manual, available six-speed automatic
      3. Cruze Standard six-speed manual, available six-speed automatic
      4. Corvette Standard six-speed manual, available six-speed automatic
      5. Equinox Standard six-speed automatic
      6. Express Available six-speed automatic
      7. Malibu Standard six-speed automatic
      8. Silverado Available six-speed automatic
      9. Silverado HD Standard six-speed automatic
      10. Suburban Standard six-speed automatic
      11. Tahoe Standard six-speed automatic
      12. Traverse Standard six-speed automatic
      Aveo?
      Do you see any Aveo on that list? They said that 75% of their line will have six speeds. That leaves 25% that will still have slushbox trannys. Remember, Aveo is at the bottom of the Chevy line.

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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      If they are offering it in the Cruze, which is basically the new Aveo Sedan, sharing the same platform as the Aveo5/Aveo RS, then is should be offered in the hatchback as well...I would think anyways. We shall see.
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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      I don't really see the logic behind a 6-speed automatic on the Aveo. The 6-speed would be heavier, have more internal parts, be more expensive and I highly doubt they can make it more efficient than the 4-speed that's in it now. We'll see.
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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      Quote Originally Posted by ontarian_frog
      I don't really see the logic behind a 6-speed automatic on the Aveo. The 6-speed would be heavier, have more internal parts, be more expensive and I highly doubt they can make it more efficient than the 4-speed that's in it now. We'll see.
      It's not hard to give the car both better acceleration and better fuel economy by adding more gears - and the modest additional weight penalty is offset by the performance increases.

      FYI, the new Ford Fiesta coming this summer will be available with a 6-speed (auto).

      Considering GM is moving the Aveo more upmarket, they have room (price wise) to add the more expensive components if they want to. The competition is going to 6-speeds, and the tighter CAFE regs encourage it, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it as an option at some point (even though it may not yet be on the list in the GM press release).
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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman AK907
      If they are offering it in the Cruze, which is basically the new Aveo Sedan, sharing the same platform as the Aveo5/Aveo RS, then is should be offered in the hatchback as well...I would think anyways. We shall see.
      I've read in a couple of places that the next gen Aveo doesn't share the same platform as the Cruze. (Delta II vs. Gamma II). Of course (1) you can't believe everything you read on the internet , and (2) that doesn't mean they can't share drivetrain bits anyway.

      But the Cruze is apparently a somewhat bigger car than the next Aveo sedan (if a sedan is coming - we've only seen computer renderings so far - no spy shots or show cars).
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      Re: Future Aveo to have 6 spd auto trans

      The Chevy Cruze has already been out for a while in other parts of the world. There's a bunch of guys in Singapore that drive them on another forum I frequent.




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