Frankfurt Preview: Redesigned Chevy Aveo to debut

click the Aveo for high-res images of the new face

The news for next month's Frankfurt Motor Show keeps on coming. The Daewoo-built Chevy Aveo is getting a revamp with a face similar to the new Malibu that will debut at Frankfurt. The Aveo hatchback is currently sold in Europe as the Kalos, a name that will be supplanted by the US name. In addition to the new frontal look, the interior is also getting an upgraded interior and a more efficient gas engine. A 1.2L 84hp engine is added to the lineup in addition to the upgraded 1.4L that was already used. The updated Aveo hits the road in Europe next March. So far there is no word when the new Aveo will show up on US shores.

[Source: Chevrolet]

New Chevrolet Aveo celebrates its world premiere in Frankfurt

  • Launch in Europe as of March 2008
  • Two petrol engines with 84 or 98 hp; manual or automatic transmission

    Zurich. Chevrolet Europe will present the Kalos' successor at the Frankfurt Motor Show (13 to 23 September 2007). The most significant features of this completely reworked model are its striking exterior, its high-class interior and a new, even more efficient petrol engine. Like its notchback stable mate, the new hatchback model will now bear the Aveo name throughout Europe. Sales will start in March 2008.

    The Aveo hatchback sports Chevrolet's new design features, as characterised by the big horizontally split radiator grille with a body-coloured crossbeam and the brand logo sitting prominently in the center. The dynamic detailing includes large, curved, clear-glass headlamps and fog lamps that project like spotlights from the lower part of the bumper. In profile, the body's prominent shoulder lines catch the eye, while the back of the car is dominated by the solid bumper and the round tail lamps in a clear-glass housing.

    There is a choice of two petrol engines: a new 1.2-litre unit with an output of 84 hp, and the existing 1.4-litre engine, which now develops 98 hp and is available with automatic transmission.

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