Going up against models such as the Kia Picanto and Ford Fiesta, the Aveo has made many changes to its style in order to stand out from the rest.
Chevrolet UK managing director Mark Terry said: “Much like we did with the Spark, we wanted to take the image of small cars away from being cute and cuddly. Instead, we’ve delivered a car that’s striking, bold and has attitude.
“It draws on our iconic models, such as the Camaro and Corvette, for its styling influence, with cues such as the distinctive round headlamps and dual-cockpit interior giving it a lot more personality than you’d normally find in this sector of the market.”
Starting from £9,995 for the 1.2 LS basic trim model, the new Chevrolet Aveo delivers front end styling, wedge-shaped profile, remote locking, a rear spoiler, CD-stereo radio, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, electric front windows and a sharp edgy feel to the supermini segment.
The mid-range LT models start from £10,995 and include features such as 15″ alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls, air conditioning, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, a driver information centre, Bluetooth phone compatibility, and a chrome gear knob.
The top specification LTZ model starts from £12,195, and has features normally reserved for bigger and much more expensive cars, including a leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, rear parking sensors and automatic headlamps.
Four engines will be available for the Aveo upon its release. These are a 1.2-litre petrol unit developing 86PS, a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 101PS or two 1.3-litre diesels, with power outputs of either 75 or 95PS.
These engines all come with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the 1.4-litre models have the option of a six-speed automatic.
Fully detailed specifications and equipment levels for the new Chevrolet Aveo will be confirmed ahead of the car’s showroom debut in January 2012.