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Review: 2009 Chevy Aveo 5

Until the new Chevy Spark here in 2011, the entry point for getting into the General Motors product line-up remains the Chevy Aveo. The Korean-built Aveo is available in two forms, a four-door sedan and five-door hatch. The hatchback is dubbed the Aveo 5, an example of which spent some time in the AutoblogGreen Garage during the week following the Detroit Auto Show. This is the first opportunity we've had to sample the Aveo and it turned out to be something of a mixed bag. The Aveo 5 is the smallest model in the current North American GM lineup and fits into the sub-compact B-Segment.... Read More

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    Featured: A decade later, here are 4 cars we miss and 5 we're happy are gone [UPDATE]
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    Automotive anniversaries are often big news. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette turned 60 and the Porsche 911 hit 50. This year, the spritely Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 25. The iconic Ford Mustang just turned the big Five-Oh, too. But what about lesser anniversaries? Think about it: there are plenty of cars with birthdays that slide under the radar every ...

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    Official: Chevrolet Aveo gets new look in China
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    The Chinese market is an increasingly vital one for global automakers, including General Motors. The Detroit-based industrial giant claims to offer "the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China," including vehicles sold under the Buick, Cadillac, Opel, Baojun, Jiefang, Wuling and, of course, Chevrolet brands. In fact, GM is ...

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    Recalls: GM recalls 218,000 Chevy Aveo models over fire-prone lighting
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    The recall train keeps on rolling for General Motors. Hot on the heels of its recent 2.4 million-vehicle recall of various models, it's now calling in 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo units from the 2004-2008 model years because they could catch fire. The problem concerns the daytime running light module in the instrument panel. It could overheat, melt and cause a ...

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    Report: Next Chevy Spark coming in 2015, Sonic delayed
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    As the best-selling Chevrolet product in Europe and a surprising new hit here in the US, the Spark is proving to be quite an important global vehicle for General Motors. Even though the Spark just went on sale in the US last year, it has been on sale globally since 2009, and Automotive News Europe is reporting that the next-generation Spark is expected to ...

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    Report: Chevrolet in European sales funk
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    Conventional wisdom would dictate that Chevrolet sales in Europe should accelerate as more and more buyers battered by the continent's sour economy look to save money by choosing small, inexpensive cars over larger, more expensive options. After all, Chevrolet is positioned as General Motors' value brand, and it offers a number of affordable vehicles in ...

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    Official: How many rugby players can you fit into a Chevrolet Aveo?
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    How many people can you fit into a car? It's a question that's been asked about any number of small cars. They're usually Volkswagen models, and those determined to find the answer are most likely to be a group of relatively small and flexible individuals. But Chevrolet has taken a different approach. The American automaker's British division wants to ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Aveo (Sonic) nabs 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating [w/video]
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    The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo hatchback, to be sold in North America as the Chevy Sonic starting this fall, has received a five-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). According to NCAP, the Aveo hatchback scored 85 out of 100 points, which places it among the top performers in the NCAP's supermini segment. In the key areas ...

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    Official: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic checks in priced from $14,495
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    General Motors has officially announced pricing for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. The subcompact sedan will start at $14,495 (including destination charges) while the five-door model will command a slightly steeper $15,395 MSRP. Those figures net buyers a 1.8-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, a ...

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    Report: Certain Chevrolet, Nissan owners most likely to die in a car crash?
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    We've got some sour news for you if you've got a Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Cobalt, Nissan 350Z or Nissan Titan in your driveway. According to a new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, owners of those particular vehicles are more likely to die in an auto accident than those who own other vehicles. That's thanks in part to the ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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    We Go Cone Dancing In GM's New Subcompact Warrior When the Ford Fiesta first touched down in 2010, the model seemed doomed to follow in the footsteps of the American compact cars that had gone before it. Through December of that year, sales of the smallest member of the Blue Oval family failed to crest more than 4,000 units per month. Despite a pandemic ...

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    New York 2011: Chevrolet Sonic's Z-Spec accessories add illusion of sportiness
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    Extra spoilers and lower side skirts can look cool, but if the car doesn't have any sort of augmented performance, it all seems pointless. Still, for those who want to give the appearance of being quick, Chevrolet will offer a line of Z-Spec dealer-installed accessories for its upcoming 2012 Sonic. Chevrolet chose to debut its dot matrix-wrapped Sonic ...

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    Chevrolet previews Z-Spec accessories for Sonic ahead of New York
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    Chevrolet is hopping headlong into the dealer-as-aftermarketer business with its new Z-Spec upgrade line of parts and accessories. The new performance and visual trickery will begin with the much-anticipated 2012 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact shown here. Slated to debut at next week's New York Auto Show, the range of custom bits will be available by the end ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #208
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    We're recording Episode #208 of the Autoblog Podcast is being recorded tonight, and we've put some topics below. Drop us your own feedback and questions or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what we discuss this evening. You can subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already to hear your question ...

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    Aveo No More: New Chevrolet small car to officially be called 'Sonic'
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    General Motors has officially announced that its all-new B-segment car will be called Sonic, marking the end of the Aveo nameplate here in the United States. We first saw the 2012 Aveo at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year, and the vehicle will officially start production sometime in 2011 at GM's Orion Assembly Center in Michigan. The Sonic ...

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    Subcompact sales fail to impress; Ford Fiesta and Chevy Aveo selling similarly
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    Despite the wave of all-new compact and subcompact fighters hitting the market right now, sales of small cars in the U.S. don't appear to be budging much. According to Cars.com, models like the much-hyped Ford Fiesta are struggling to do much better than their older, stale counterparts at other automakers. So far, the Fiesta is number four in sales in ...

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    Report: GM considering CVTs for small cars
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    General Motors is considering the introduction of continuously variable transmissions in its next round of small cars in an effort to improve fuel efficiency. According to a report from Automotive News, the Chevrolet Cruze is being considered for CVT application, as well as Bowtie's smaller Aveo and Spark compacts. In speaking with AN, Sohn Dongyoun, ...

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    Rumormill: Chevy working on Aveo-based crossover
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    According to the blokes over at Autocar, Chevrolet's Korean arm is furiously working on turning the latest Aveo into a five-door, five-passenger crossover. This CUV version of Chevy's subcompact, which just recently began production in Seoul, South Korea with sales slated for early 2011, will reportedly sport a stretched version of the platform and will ...

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    New Chevrolet Aveo begins production... in Korea
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    General Motors recently announced it will resume work at its Orion Assembly factory. Two models are set to be produced there: the all-new Buick Verano and the redesigned Chevrolet Aveo. The Aveo, which we're still calling "Aveo" despite rumors that the redesigned compact will have a new name, is slated to start production next year. Initially, however, ...

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    GM confirms $145M investment in Orion, ponders new name for Chevy Aveo?
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    General Motors was happy to show off its revamped Chevrolet Aveo at the Paris Motor Show last week. The car is a fresh change of pace from the last generation Aveo, and a strong step forward for Chevrolet in the subcompact segment. It may be a good car, but word on the street around the company's Orion Township plant suggests that The General might be ...

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    Paris 2010: Chevrolet Aveo is ready for global B-segment battle
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    My, what big eyes you have. The Chevy Aveo might look a little awkward from certain angles, but it's sure to be a wholly better machine than its predecessor. Still, the new design is a big step forward for General Motors, and we like certain cues like the rear door handles being integrated into the C-pillar and the mean, Spark-inspired taillamps. This ...

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