Fact file: Chevrolet Aveo sedan
Dynamic small car with family appeal
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The Aveo sedan projects a purposeful, assertive look. Along with the centerline crease on the slightly swept hood surface, the exposed, motor-cycle inspired headlamps are key features that define its front appearance. The sedan's rising shoulder line suggests a mature, upscale presence reminiscent of that of its larger cousin, the Cruze sedan.
The Aveo's engine line-up comprises three gasoline engines and a diesel unit. A 1.2L gasoline engine is available in two displacements rated at 70 and 86 hp, whereas the 1.4L and the 1.6L engine deliver 100 and 115 hp, respectively. All manual transmission engines can be equipped to include Start/Stop functionality and electric power steering.
The 1.3L diesel engine comes with standard Start/Stop technology, a high-performance common-rail fuel injection system and an advanced, electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler. When fitted with the 95-hp, 5-speed manual transmission variant of the 1.3L turbo-diesel, the Aveo sedan is one of Europe's most economical four-doors, with a consumption of 3.6 liters per 100 km.
The Aveo has been carefully tuned to suit European driving tastes. Available Electric Power Steering (EPS), as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill-Start Assist (HSA) and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with integrated Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) are standard and further enhance the vehicle's responsive ride performance.
The Aveo was awarded a top five-star rating and named the safest car in its class by EuroNCAP, the European New Car Assessment Program, in 2011.
The interior features craftsmanship and incorporates Chevrolet's traditional dual cockpit with ice-blue ambient backlighting. Customers appreciate the multiple storage spaces in the center stack and the fact that the sedan's trunk can accommodate up to 502 liters of storage. The cabin has two glove-boxes, the second one of which is located in the mid-instrument panel and has outlets for USB and auxiliary devices for discreet connectivity of various electronic appliances. All devices can be operated through the steering wheel controls or radio interfaces and Bluetooth functionality.
Higher trims are available with the Chevrolet MyLink connected radio. The system aggregates content from smartphones onto a seven-inch diagonal, high-resolution, full-color touch-screen display. Compatible devices can be connected via USB or Bluetooth. The touch-screen is connected to a rearview camera, which makes maneuvering in and out of tight parking spaces safer and more comfortable.
The Chevrolet MyLink radio in the Aveo supports the BringGo navigation app, which can be downloaded onto compatible smartphones, as well as the TuneIn and Stitcher apps. TuneIn and Stitcher connect customers to a wide range of radio stations, podcasts and news. On top of that, owners of a compatible iPhone (as of 4S) are able to use Siri Eyes Free, an intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking.
Chevrolet continues to provide warranty, service and parts through its service network to all existing and new Aveo owners. Parts are expected to be available for a minimum of 10 years after the original sale of a new car.
Status: January 2014