• Jul 14, 2010

2012 Chevrolet Aveo patent drawings – Click above for high-res image gallery

The public got its first look at the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Aveo at this year's Detroit Auto Show, but the RS Concept was only shown as a five-door hatchback, and as we all know, four-door sedans remain the preferred form factor here in the U.S. A newly discovered patent reveals the look of the three-box Aveo, which remains the same as the hatch from B-pillar backwards, but carries a few more interesting design cues.

The roof-line of the Aveo sedan has a similar profile to the larger Cruze and from the side, the tail-lights have the same triangular shape. From the rear, the horizontally arranged lights of the Cruze are replaced by vertically stacked lamps and the sedan gets conventional rear door handles in place of the hidden units in the C-pillar of the hatch. The production Aveo should arrive sometime during this upcoming auto show season, with production starting in the first half of 2011 at GM's Lake Orion assembly plant north of Detroit.



[Source: Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      WOW!!!

      They look exactly the same as the Aveo out now.

      Yawn.

      Ford or nothing for me. GM, you took bailout money and are owned by the feds.

      GO SCREW!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "...which remains the same as the hatch from B-pillar backwards, but carries a few more interesting design cues."

      You mean from the B-pillar forwards?

      I think it looks fine, but by the time it's on sale in early- mid-2011, there will be a lot more competitors out there: Mazda 2, Ford Fiesta. GM should aim to produce a car that's ahead of the curve at launch, not just average at launch.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This car has to look worse than the Opel Corsa in Europe as Chevy (or Daewoo) is GM's cheap brand for the world and therefore must slot below it. It's the same case with the Cruze. The Astra has independent rear suspension and the Cruze does not for example. These cars have to be inferior to Opel cars or there European strategy will fail. Unfortunately here in Australia GM opted to source Daewoo products rather than Opel. I stopped buying Holden 5 years ago after this debacle and have not looked back. I actually bought a Fiesta in 2006 (the one before the current one) and it has not had a problem. I get my new Fiesta soon. I am with you, this looks inferior in every way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can barely contain my excitement.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Little Mitsubishi Lancer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like they borrowed the headlights from the 2001-2003 Hyundai Elantra parts bin.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The taillights on the hatch look too much like those on the current one. Just another crapbox Aveo (who dreamed up that stupid name, anyway?), this time built in Michigan instead of South Korea.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll wait to see the coupe version to pass judgement... I do like the front treatment however. Right now I'd go with the hatch though but I'm sure I'll change my mind when the coupe comes out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      >Patent drawing reveals what we already know.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Utterly plain, boring and no design flair whatsoever. When GM sees the light and uses the Opel Corsa instead, then maybe I might be convinced that they're serious about the compact market. Until then, GM are just repeating old mistakes that saw them go bankrupt in the first place.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some people posted links to more refined/finished looking versions of the new Aveo. Those pictures don't look too bad. It's personally not the type of styling I like (I prefer Honda Fit, Kia Soul, and Ford Fiesta looks better), but the new styling is still heads and above the current Aveo look.

      These pictures don't seem to do the design justice. At least based on the other pictures I'm seeing.

      That being said, looks don't count for much Chevy. If this car doesn't drive at least as well as the Honda Fit or Ford Fiesta it's just not going to compete. And lets not even get into the quality issue with this car. (They're still building the Aveo in Korea right? Korean automakers have been stepping up, so maybe this next version will follow suite?)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lancer + Volvo S40 + 1st Gen Aveo = This
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure if the AB guys remember these but we posted the first pics in February.
      http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/02/2012-chevrolet-aveo-previewed-draft.html

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