Geneva 2008 Preview: Chevy Aveo loses two doors, still has the same face

While power-hungry American drivers who choose the Chevrolet Aveo are limited to only one engine choice, a 1.6L four cylinder and hatchback and sedan bodies with four lateral doors, overseas buyers get other options. In Europe and elsewhere, a three-door hatchback variant is offered and, unfortunately, at next month's Geneva Motor Show it will inherit the new face that the Aveo 5 got last fall at the Frankfurt Show. This is the "bold" new Chevy grille that just seems terribly over-wrought on this little car. On the plus side, Euro drivers who opt for the Aveo will be able to select from a pair gasoline engines displacing either 1.2 or 1.4L with 84hp and 101hp respectively.

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Chevrolet at Geneva Motor show

ยท Curtain rises on new three-door Chevrolet Aveo

The highlight of this year's Chevrolet Europe presentation at the Geneva Motor Show is the new three-door Aveo, which will be shown to the public for the very first time. It underlines Chevrolet's firm intention to quickly extend its successful compact class family, as the new five-door model is due to go on sale in March. The most significant fea-tures of both models are their striking exterior, high-quality interior and new, even more efficient gasoline engines. The dynamically styled three-door Aveo will reach European showrooms in June 2008. Buyers will have a choice of two gasoline engines: a 1.2-litre unit with an output of 84 hp and a 1.4-litre unit with 101 hp.

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