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, the car will be built at GM's plant in Seoul, South Korea.
The small car will enter the Korean market in the first half of 2011. After that, it will then begin its global rollout, with production starting up in Orion Township.
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[Source: General Motors]
PARIS – The new Chevrolet Aveo will go into production in Seoul, Korea next year, and begin a rollout that will include a U.S.-assembled version of the car in 2012.
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm stopped by the Aveo display on Friday during a tour of the Paris Motor Show.
U.S. production of the vehicle at the Orion Township plant was reconfirmed last week when along with a $145 million investment that will include production of the Buick Verano at the plant.
The new Aveo was originally unveiled in January at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a concept car called the Chevrolet Aveo RS. It is being shown in production form at the Paris show.
As GM's global mini and small car development base, GM Daewoo led the design and R&D of the new model. The new Aveo small car is expected to be rolled out globally after entering the Korean market in the first half of 2011.