The last time we saw photos of the next-generation Chevrolet Aveo out and about, it was still wearing a lot of heavy vinyl camouflage. Now, another prototype has now been captured wearing just a black and white wrap so that the body is pretty much exposed.
On Wednesday night, Chevrolet held a media preview in Motown to discuss and show off some of what will be coming up at the Detroit Auto Show next month. Unfortunately, we were not allowed take any photos or video at the event, although General Motors officials did say we could write about anything that was discussed.
Back in August, in the wake of General Motors emergence from its pre-packaged bankruptcy, the automaker gave select members of the media a preview of several upcoming products. Among those was the next Chevrolet Aveo, which will take up the B-segment mantle to battle the new Ford Fiesta, Mazda2, Honda Fit, and Toyota Yaris. Unlike the current Aveo, which is built in South Korea by Daewoo, the new model will be built at the Orion, MI assembly plant north of Detroit.
Back in August, in the wake of General Motors emergence from bankruptcy, the company gave the media a preview of many of its upcoming products. Among those is the all-new Chevrolet Aveo which will take up the B-segment mantle to battle the new Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris. Unlike the current Aveo that is built in South Korea by Daewoo, the new model will be built at the Orion, Michigan assembly plant north of Detroit.
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According to Reuters, Chevrolet's Aveo replacement has been postponed until January 2011 due to the well-publicized financial troubles at General Motors and its Korean subsidiary, Daewoo. Previously, the Aveo's replacement, codenamed T300, had been expected to bow in April of 2010.
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We might have suspected it'd eventually come to this. Chevy has started paying people to pay attention to its Aveo. Well, not exactly. In a unique piece of advertisement, Chevrolet erected a billboard in London with an image of an Aveo hatchback decorated in real one-pence pieces. It was certainly a clever ploy to grab the attention of the public and illustrate the 769,500 pence price of the car, but it didn't stand a chance against the prying fingers of passersby. In a mere 30 minutes, human vu