• Dec 5, 2008

Click above for more customized Chevy Aveo5

Water's wet, fire burns, and the Chevy Aveo5 sucks. Drivers in the Middle East who voluntarily subject themselves to this tragedy now have a way to ensure that onlookers stop, point and laugh at their expense, thanks to GM's new factory humiliation customization program. Basically, the sky's the limit in terms of poor taste, as exhibited by this example, tricked out by a dealer in Abu Dhabi. Hey, are those quilted pleather seats? Why yes, we believe they are. Think you can do worse? Visit totallystreet.com to plumb the depths for yourselves. Just be ready for your gag reflex to kick in. An entirely over-enthusiastic press release follows the jump. Seriously: "Earn Street Cred?" Put that hookah down, now!


[Source: GM]
PRESS RELEASE:
Earn Street Cred With Wild Mods On Aveo5
  • Endless customization options on offer
  • Visit www.totallystreet.com to customize your own Aveo5 online and win a real customized Aveo5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The all-new Chevrolet Aveo5 is now on sale in showrooms across the Middle East, featuring sporty new looks, and a dynamic driving experience in a stylish, value-packed package. Customized car aficionados now have several options to personalize their Aveo5 and make it stand out from the crowd.

"The Aveo5 is a funky small car that is fun to drive and boasts excellent value. With its surprisingly roomy interior, 'the best-in-class rear legroom' and extremely striking exterior, the Aveo5 feels great when driving," commented Karen Toor, Marketing Manager of Chevrolet Cars in the Middle East.

She added: "We understand some people might want to build on that wonderful package, and there are several options for them to choose from while doing so."

The best source for customization options for the Aveo5 is your local authorized Chevrolet dealer. However, if one can't find anything that suits his/her style, they can call our CCC at 8004432 for UAE, 800 8971471 for KSA, 484 69 06 for Kuwait or +97143143465 from any country in the Middle East and we'll put him/her in touch with our Aveo5 "Totally Street customization experts".

Mods can range from the simple fitting of alloy wheels, tinting car windows and applying stick on decals moving on to more complicated fittings of front bumper kits, side skirts, rear wings, spoilers, and hood and roof scoops. Some will even opt for a customized paint job that guarantees their car will be the brightest thing on the road!

But it does not stop there; even when it comes to interior customization, the possibilities are numerous: funky-colored bucket seats, sporty steering wheels and gear levers, as well as instrument gages and aluminum pedals. And what car is complete without ICE'ing on the top? ICE (In Car Entertainment) can make a drive to college seem more like a rock concert, or a rave and the Aveo5 is certainly equipped to accommodate these add-ons.

One can dream up all sorts of modifications to suit his style and reflect his personality, and the sky is the limit when one has a blank, signed check. Closer to the real world, this is what 15,000 extra Dirhams can do to your Aveo5, as kitted by Bin Hamoodah Automotive of Abu Dhabi.

For inspiration, one can visit www.totallystreet.com, where Chevrolet is running a customization competition. Demonstrate your creativity by customizing an Aveo5 online, and start the voting. The three entrants with the most votes win real customized Aveo5s. The contest ends January 31, 2009.

Like all Chevrolets, the new Aveo5 stands out by offering expressive styling, excellent value for money, and advanced safety features. As a successor, the incoming model has evolved and was completely reworked into a sportier and more dynamic interpretation of the compact hatchback. A new variant added to the existing Aveo family, the Aveo5 was designed and engineered with young and first time buyers in mind.

The Aveo5 is powered by a 1.4 litre engine, which delivers 103 hp (net) @ 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 130 Nm (net) at 3400 rpm and it is available with either the 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. The manual transmission version of the Aveo5 consumes an average between city and highway driving of 6.8 liters of fuel every 100 Km while the automatic version uses 7.1 liters per 100 Km.

The Aveo5 is surprisingly roomy considering it has with an exterior length of only 3.92 metres and a small turning radius of 5 m. With a height of 1.51 metres and a wheelbase of 2.48 metres, there is plenty of space inside this five- seater. The average headroom (front and rear) is 978 millimetres and the 'best-in-class' rear legroom is 889 millimeters. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 220 litres. If more room is needed, the rear bench can be easily folded down increasing loading space to 980 litres.

'Plenty of car and equipment at a fair price' is part of Chevrolet's philosophy and this certainly applies to the new Aveo5. Available in two trims LS and LT, all Aveo5 models come with many safety and comfort features, including driver and passenger airbags, MP3 capable CD/radio with auxiliary inputs, and windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe. The higher equipment level of the LS includes additional features such as tinted glass and front power windows as standard. Options for the Aveo LS include 15-inch aluminum wheels, on-board computer, remote keyless entry and an interior beige trim.


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  • 32 Comments
      • 6 Years Ago
      Introducing the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo 'Burn In Hell, Infidel!!!' Edition!

      I wonder if it comes with heated side mirrors just like the ones sold here in the US?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just vommited a little in my mouth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow another abortion from GM that only super cheap retards can afford or someone who thinks by buying one of these is going to save GM. The last generation Aveo was embarassing but now they are doing this wow, time for someone to go bankrupt.
      • 6 Years Ago
      UAE is weird.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Buy one get one free?

      Nah, you wouldn't want either of them!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        but if you got two, it'd look like a giant pair of clown shoes
      • 6 Years Ago
      The comment by "Jeremy B" was spot on.

      This is not a horrible car. This is a car that every American should drive. It would cut gas consumption and carbon emissions drastically while providing affordable and sufficiently safe and comfortable transportation to the people.

      And it would make people around the world (including us Germans) hate Americans much less for their selfish, vain and outright dumb choice of cars (and the resulting environmental damage).

      Now isn't that an incentive?

      I am pretty sad that autoblog still attempts to convey such an image of small, efficient cars. I thought they had moved beyond the stage of condemning everything under 3 liters of displacement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hate the exterior, but the Interior is great for the price.
      • 6 Years Ago
      When I was in High School we lived in a boring suburban neighborhood where every third house looked liked every third house.

      Except for Turtle Head Fred's house. Poor Fred's dad had constructed an elaborate fountain in their front yard that everyone hated and laughed at. My own dad felt every visitor had to be driven by the Turtle Head Fred house to see and laugh at it.

      The way I see it, Fred's dad took his little piece of Dronehenge (a place I would never had bought into if anyone had asked me) and personalized it and showed a bit of individuality in a sea of boring middle class yahoos with not an original idea in the whole town.

      If these people bought an AVEO and customized it, who are we bunch of effete car snobs to say a GD thing about it?

      I personally am less offended by this than a set of 4,ooo$ rims or some hedge fund prick AMGilding his S-class. If this brings a little joy to some scmuck somewhere, exactly who gets the right to judge them?

      What a bunch of classist and classless snobs we bunch are.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow.



        Sometimes maybe we love to look outward for things to ridicule because we're too afraid to look inward and see something we really don't like. Very humbling commentary. ++++
        • 6 Years Ago
        after all the honda custom jobs done in bad taste (like, just about every one of them) it's refreshing to see something different. yeah, a bit over the top but for everyone who owns one they can look at it and take things they like for their own ride.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is not going to help GM's case for a bailout...

      Make cars that people actually want to buy and stop wasting resources on crap like this... please.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not sure what you're talking about. This is doing exactly that. A lot of people will look at these cars, sit inside and notice the hopeless interior and write them off on that alone.

        I would seriously look at a company that offered complete customization like this in their vehicles next time I go shopping. Maybe not an Aveo, but if they can bring this to the rest of their line, this might help a little.

        I thought the inside of the Aveo here looked pretty good aside from the seats. Its usually something reserved for a Mini Cooper or R32.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is actually making them money. They spend a little bit of labor to put $200 worth of graphics on a car and charge over $1000 for it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      An Aveo will not do donuts because it is the hole in the donut.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somewhere a demented child was born.
      and a kitten was killed.
      and a bomb was dropped on someone's house.
      and gas prices went up.
      C'mon how many gold planted camrys and ricers does the world need?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I say lose the flames and the black hood and try to consider matching up lines and curves the next time you do the interior and anything to make it seem less cheap - but I think the funky interiors and slightly funky exteriors in little econoboxes could be just what Chevy needs to sell cars. Give the customer some mix/match options, keep the mileage high and the price low and make it not suck and maybe they'll get some interest.

      Like Mini meets Scion American-style. It's sad to think of Chevy's history of making interesting and beautiful cars and they can't figure out how to make a cool looking mini-Chevy for the masses.
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