• Feb 23, 2010
2012 Chevrolet Aveo – Click above for image gallery

With the recent unveiling of the Aveo RS concept at the Detroit Auto Show and spy shots of Chevrolet's diminutive hatch testing in Michigan, Chevy is obviously prepping all-new Aveo for prime time. And judging by these pics procured by KickingTires after a presentation by Bob Lutz, the Aveo is getting a much-needed makeover both inside and out.

With a front end that stays true to the RS, along with a set of bulging fenders and an artfully carved swage line, the 2012 Aveo is a dramatic departure from the budget-conscious model roaming the streets today. Coupled with a thoroughly revised interior, complete with upgraded materials and the RS' motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster, the Aveo has its sights set squarely on the new Ford Fiesta, particularly when it arrives in five-door form.

Pricing remains a question mark, but we'd suspect all the details to be revealed before the end of the year, with sales starting sometime in 2011.

[Source: KickingTires]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Very hard to pull off a B-segment in a three-box design. Just look at the trunked version of the Fiesta. Will be interesting to see this in person.
      • 4 Years Ago
      never thought id say it, aveo FTW! is the spark ride on the same platform or is that all new?
      • 4 Years Ago
      this has to be the best looking small chevy ever. now, all that chevy needs to do is get rid of the cheap looking bronze bow tie,. paint it black or silver. the bronze is soooooo out dated.
      • 4 Years Ago

      2.0l DI turbo?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now a new GM that SHOULD not be a ton on $$$ and looks great..its about time
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like everything except for the wheel flare.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks good at least from this angle. Little sedans usually look weird, but they might of pulled it off. Of course real life wheels & wheel gap might make it a bit more awkward.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow..... That is a step in the right direction... make that five steps in the right direction. Both the interior and the exterior look good together but I think the Cruze should look more like this little brother!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What did Kelly Buddy say?

      The new Elantra.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      You guys did see that the outgoing Aveo "earned" the worst rating for compacts from Consumer Reports?

      The new one will have to be a lot better just make it to "average" in terms of cost and reliability.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good one Chevy. This looks really nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now, AWD, 6-speed gearbox, and the turbo four from the Cobalt SS. Please oh please oh please oh please...
        • 4 Years Ago
        6 speed gearbox manual and auto will make it. don't hold your breath for a 2.0T ain't gonna happen.
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