2015 Chevrolet Aveo first official details and images
General Motors is rolling out a new facelifted version of Aveo/Sonic exclusively for the Chinese market. Designed as per specifications supplied by GMâ€™s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center in Shanghai, with inputs from customers, the new Aveo borrows Chevy’s “Power of Ingenuity â€“ Youth” design language seen earlier on the Trax urban SUV and incorporates various external and internal modifications.
Changes on board Aveo family sedan features a new front end similar to the new 2015 Chinese Chevrolet Cruze, while it goes on sale across China next month. These changes include a new headlight design flowing into the upper chrome horizontal split grille. A larger lower airdam is also evident along with trimmed fog lamps, sharper belt line and raised rear spoiler. The updated Aveo sits on class leading, wider, 16â€ť, 8 spoke wheels wearing Bridgestone tyres contributingÂ to enhanced grip and stability.
No engine updates are seen on the new Aveo which continues with its 1.4 and 1.6 DVVT engines mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Prices of the new Chevrolet Aveo also remain the same, with prices ranging from 81,800 Yuan (approx Rs 7.71 lakhs or $13,009) and 114,800 Yuan (approx Rs 10.82 lakhs or $18,379).
Manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, Chevrolet Aveo has been the companyâ€™s best-selling compact car with a notable presence in upcoming markets and second and third tier cities. To appeal to a younger and sportier section of buyers is why GM has added some sporty accents to the new Aveo.
GM has no plans to introduce the Chevrolet Aveo in India as of now.
Shanghai GM Shows New Chevrolet Aveo Family Sedan
Goes on sale across China in June
Shanghai â€“ Shanghai GM recently provided a preview of the new Chevrolet Aveo family sedan, which goes on sale across China in June.
It is the second model developed in line with Chevrolet’s “Power of Ingenuity â€˘ Youth” concept, following the Trax urban SUV. It is also the first model featuring Chevrolet’s new signature design language â€“ “Design with a Heartbeat.”
The new Aveo was jointly created by GM’s global design network, including the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai. Designers factored in input from current Aveo owners and small car buyers. The result is a refreshed model with a clean yet sporty exterior.
The front end has an upper chrome grille and newly designed front fascia. It features Chevrolet’s signature dual-port grille, which is higher and wider than in the present model, for a more striking visual impact. Headlamps are fully integrated into the upper grille, with dynamic accents that create a sharp and fascinating visual impact.
The distinctive grille features the same gold bowtie as the new-generation Cruze, demonstrating a seamless fusion of iconic Chevrolet design cues with the new global design language. The vehicle’s fog lights with chrome accents as well as an upscale matte black base create a subtle floating effect that complements the rest of the front end styling.
Belt lines extend outward from the middle of the sedan, where they converge at the slightly raised rear spoiler, balancing aesthetics with aerodynamics. This gives the vehicle a wide-looking stance that is in line with the aesthetic preferences of Chinese car buyers.
In addition, the new Aveo has stylish metal accents and body-colored side mirrors with built-in turn signals that provide a premium look. Class-leading 16-inch Bridgestone tires and new eight-spoke wheels improve grip and stability.
In back, new horizontally sculpted lines converge with butterfly-shaped taillights that have a bowl design. This enhances the visual impact and sense of width. The design also has a concealed exhaust pipe design, which is rarely seen in small cars.
The new Aveo retains the nameplate’s state-of-the-art DVVT engine and six-speed automatic transmission as well as enhanced safety features and spacious interior. Since its launch in 2011, the Aveo has been a popular choice in the small car segment.
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