• Sep 17th 2010 at 3:30PM
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2011 Chevrolet Aveo interior – Click above to watch the videos after the jump

Curious about the new products that Chevy is bringing to the Paris Motor Show? You've already seen the Cruze hatchback, Aveo, Orlando and Captiva here on Autoblog, but you haven't seen them in motion. More importantly, though, we see the first glimpses of these new cars' interiors.

We're kinda digging the gauge cluster on the Aveo (above), which has a very motorcycle-inspired look to its single large, round tachometer and digital cluster. Love it or hate it, the interior appears to be a major step forward from anything GM has ever put out in the subcompact class before. Similarly, the Cruze hatchback and Orlando have what appear to be nicely appointed two-tone duds.

Hit the jump to watch all four videos for yourself. The Cruze is batting lead-off, followed by the Captiva, Aveo and Orlando. And once you've taken in the videos, partake in the below poll by telling us which Cruze you prefer; the sedan or the five-door. It may not be a fair fight since the hot hatch is a "show car" with design elements that may not make production, but who says a tussle has to be fair?

[Source: YouTube / Sports Car Illustrated]
Which do you prefer: the Cruze sedan or hatchback?
The hatchback is the Mr. Hyde to the sedan's Dr. Jeckyl... and I like it that way! 2701 (61.0%)
The hatchback is for hippies and Euros. I'm all apple pie with an extra helping of sedan. 601 (13.6%)
Both vehicles are terrible. I'll take the bus. 1123 (25.4%)

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes the interiors are much improved but the center stack is far too busy, a la Honda and others.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Love it or hate it, the interior appears to be a major step forward from anything GM has ever put out in the subcompact class before."

      Please look at pictures of an Opel Corsa before making a statement like that...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Orlando definitely shows its HHR roots. Looks like a nice update/replacement to the HHR.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I use my hatchback way too much for me to even consider not having one. Just the other day I had two bicycle boxes in the back of my tC (each box is 51" x 8" x 21"), something that would have been virtually impossible with any normal sedan, even a mid-size one. A normal-shaped hatchback (instead of a lift-back) would have been even more practical.

      For Chevy to not offer one on their compact immediately eliminates people like me from even bothering to look at it when shopping for a new car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Give me a Tahoe! ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Cruze hatchback looks pretty clean, but I don't like 5 door hatchbacks.

      Odd poll options. Don't think I've ever made the connection between hatchbacks and hippies.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This hatchback looks very similar to the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback... much like how the Captiva looks like the Mitsubishi Outlander...

      I would take the liftback though... love the increased functionality that a tailgate provides.

      @nick.allain - I agree, an SS version with AWD would be a good comeptitor to the WRX dominated AWD-Hatch world.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm kinda open in liking both the hatchback and sedan versions of the cruze. I would not be surprised to see Chevy seel the 5 door hatchback variant in the states because ford will be offering both versions of the Focus in 2011.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would love to see the Cruze in a two door coupe!
        • 5 Years Ago
        3-door coupe with an even more rakish liftback than the 5-door,

        And as mentioned, SS trim with turbocharging, manual gearbox, and XWD.

        I might actually buy one if I could disable the OwnStar nanny-tracking, and GM was out from under the government's thumb.

        Subaru isn't building me a 3-door AWD manual gearbox coupe. If someone else will... I'd certainly try to consider it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really like the IP of the Aveo. It reminds me of a motorcycle IP which I find to be a pretty cool idea. The Cruze hatch looks really sharp as well but would look better in a U.S. showroom. I would rather see that here than the Volt to be honest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Orlando is such an obvious HHR replacement I'm baffled that we can't have it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The HHR is 176.2 inches long, the Orlando is 1760. inches long. The HHR is 69.1 inches wide, the Orlando is 70.0 inches wide. The HHR is 63.2 inches tall, the Orlando is 65.0 inches tall.

        The width and length are near identical, the height is noticeably but not hugely different.

        As to the rear seats, you can fold them down. But I suspect this the real reason we can't have the Orlando here. The HHR qualifies as a truck, because it has a "flat load floor" of a certain size behind the rear seats. The Orlando doesn't qualify. So the HHR fits through the ridiculous CAFE truck loophole and the Orlando doesn't. If GM were to replace the HHR with the Orlando, their CAFE rating would drop and they might have to pay penalties.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i standd corrected on dimensions. could have sworn I had heard several inches longer.

        still a fan of the HHR, except as noted. enjoyed the one I had. cant see how they can get a 3rd row in the back without eating up cargo space with the seats and adding weight I guess do away with secondary load floor and shove the spare somewhere else.

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