• Jan 21st 2010 at 2:58PM
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2011 Chevrolet Aveo spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Chevrolet Aveo RS concept received a fairly warm reception at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The question now is how closely will the production version adhere to what we saw in decidedly unsunny D? Here are some fresh spy shots of the production Aveo to help us answer that.

The quick and dirty answer is that the production Aveo will stick close to the basic proportions of the RS concept, and the sharply tapered nose combined with miniscule front and rear overhangs appear intact as well.

Camouflage obscures much of the car's exterior, but our spy photographers did manage to get a clear view of the interior, which appears to be remarkably faithful to the concept. Chevy designers kept the trick dual analog/digital gauges perched atop the steering column, and the center stack retains the same flared out shape. The big difference we're seeing are the radio controls, which in this prototype appear to be from the GM parts bin. The concept featured a better integrated set of buttons that fit well within the console's layout. The production version? Not so much.

Stay tuned as we're likely to see the production version make its official debut for the end of this year's auto show season.

[Source: CarPix]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Who cares about this prototypes radio controls, all I see is a double-DIN sized hole so we can fit our own choice of radio with navigation etcetera, yes please!
      That sure beats car makers overpriced, feature lacking, not upgradeable, awkwardly controllable (I am thinking of BMW 5-series iDrive here) offerings.

      Although ultimately I would like car makers to just include an in-dash touch screen with a wireless connectivity (bluetooth/wifi/whatever) that connects to our phone and ports the phone navigation app, phone GPS local search, weather app, contact list etcetera to the in-dash screen whilst you leave your phone in your pocket/briefcase/whatever.

      And yes, I expect to be royally compensated for this marvelous idea, thank you in advance.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, if you load up your Honda Fit with options it comes close to $20K. The Fiesta will have more high-end options that could push the price a couple thousand higher. If the actual US production models retain the high-fashion interior I've seen on the prototypes and the polished road manners I've been reading about, that price doesn't seem unreasonable.

      If an Aveo RS really happens, I'd assume it will also be priced close to $20K.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the Fiesta has beat in the interior department!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well can't say that you can really see too much of the exterior, but at least the interior looks pretty good. Clean design that is definitely modern without being too crazy like on the newer small Hondas.
        • 5 Years Ago
        it's nice, accept a small car should not be automatic.
        : (
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like a truck.

      Why can't more manufacturers build small cars with the same proportions as, say, the Fiat Cinquecento?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Pre-production humans are short and skinny, but actual production specimens tend to be taller and wider.
      • 5 Years Ago
      @AB: "...and the sharply tapered nose combined with miniscule front and rear overhangs appear intact as well. "

      If that front overhang is miniscule [sic,FTW!], then how would you describe a Mini's, non-existent?
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not totally sure, but looks like the driver is flipping off the photographer as he's driving by. Not very friendly!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi Colt
      • 5 Years Ago
      The proportions/shape still seem a little off to me, as they do for any B segment hatch except the 1st gen Fit (the only one that actually looks sporty to me for some reason). Interior looks good though, hopefully it will do well for the General.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't like to get personal, but you think these proportions are off, whereas on the Gen1 Fit they're good.

        Well, I did miss my regularly scheduled December eye exam.
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