The five-door hatchback has a sporty design similar to the Aveo RS show car launched at the Detroit auto show earlier this year. It has swept back headlights, a rising shoulder line and rear door handles hidden in the C-pillar that give the car a sporty three-door look.
Wayne Brannon, the head of Chevrolet Europe said that the new Aveo will be ready to compete against the best in the small car segment also the Europe's largest segment." The new model is longer and wider than the current model, providing a spacious interior and cargo volume which is best in its class.
The interior has a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster that features an analog tachometer combined with a digital speedometer and warning lights. Electronic stability control and ABS brakes will be standard on the car.
Aveo will be offered with a diesel engine for the first time in Europe featuring a fuel-saving stop-start technology. The 1.3-liter engine will be available in 75hp and 95hp versions. There are two gasoline engines, an 86-hp1.2-liter unit and a 100-hp unit.
Aveo is the No.2 best seller for Chevrolet in Europe after Matiz with sales of 28,312 in the first seven months, down from 43,630 the year before, according to market researcher JATO Dynamics.
The Aveo will debut in Paris alongside the Orlando seven-seat minivan and Cruze hatchback.