Back in August, in the wake of General Motors emergence from bankruptcy, the company gave the media a preview of many of its upcoming products. Among those is the all-new Chevrolet Aveo which will take up the B-segment mantle to battle the new Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris. Unlike the current Aveo that is built in South Korea by Daewoo, the new model will be built at the Orion, Michigan assembly plant north of Detroit.
While there had been speculation that the ungainly looking Chevy Viva from Brazil would be the Aveo replacement, new spy shots show that this is a completely different car, although it will likely share some mechanical bits with the Aveo.

At the preview last summer, GM design manager Bob Boniface confirmed that the Aveo name would be retained because, in spite of the baggage the current model carries, it does have recognition and launching a new name would be too expensive. Of course that was three months ago and the Aveo is still a year or so away from launch so things could change. Whatever it's called, it's certainly a better looking car than the current model, with a wider stance that looks less tippy. Thanks to Jason for the tip!

[Source: Left Lane News]

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