Chevrolet Aveo Review (2008)

Chevrolet Aveo
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Chevrolet Aveo Review

Chevrolet Aveo Review | Part TwoChevrolet Aveo Road Test

Since Chevrolet absorbed the problematic Daewoo Cars, the company has been gradually revamping and updating, the adopted range.

Since Chevrolet absorbed the problematic Daewoo Cars, the company has been gradually revamping and updating, the adopted range.

The latest is the Aveo - a replacement for the Kalos - which comes in three- and five-door versions. Remodelled is the key word here as the Aveo is more of a revamped Kalos than a completely new model.

The Aveo wears the new face of Chevrolet as seen on the Captiva SUV and, to a lesser extent, on the Epica saloon; that is to say a two-part grille, which is somewhat reminiscent of the Skoda Fabia and fast becoming a trend.

The bonnet has seen the most drastic change with new wrap-around headlights, a deeper nose and restyled front bumper. The body is exactly the same as that of the Guigiaro-styled Kalos and has dynamic design and shoulder lines, without being ostentatious. All that has changed at the rear the bumper now features a grille strip at the base and some re-profiling to take account of the new tail-light clusters. The end result is a more cute, sporty looking and up to date car than the Kalos.

The interior has seen more of an upgrade, with a curvy dashboard featuring soft-touch materials in a dimpled pattern. The centre console and controls are much more stylish than before, although, a little plain and sombre, but this can be counteracted by some of the ten exterior colours, especially the Highway Yellow and Super Red.

Silver metallic trims curve out from either side of the small climate-control panel and are echoed on the door and boxy tunnel console between the front seats, which goes some way to mitigating the darkness of the fascia. Behind the rake-adjustable, multifunction, steering wheel, the smart new, cropped circle, instruments and dials are easily read within a simple but tidy nacelle.

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Chevrolet Aveo Review | Part TwoChevrolet Aveo Road Test
Chevrolet Aveo Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChevrolet Aveo 1.4 LT
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourHighway Yellow
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.9 Seconds
Top Speed 109 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban35.8 mpg
Extra Urban60.1 mpg
Combined47.9 mpg
  
Insurance Group4
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year / 60,000 Miles
Price (when tested on the 17/11/08)£9,595

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