2014 Chevrolet Aveo facelift to launch in China this June
GM is all set to release the new Chevrolet Aveo for sale in China in June this year. The family sedan, which has found popularity in the small car segment, has been crucial to the numbers (close to 3.2 million) reportedly sold by General Motors in the Chinese market alone.
Based on inputs from current Aveo owners and small car buyers, and formulated upon Chevy's new design language 'Design with a Heartbeat', the model has been infused with a sportier refresh. GM's global design network, which has the Shanghai-based Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in its fold has developed the model in line with the 'Power of Ingenuity Youth' concept, previously used in the Trax.
Chevy's signature dual-port grille has been mounted higher and wider in the new Aveo with a contracted version of the gold bowtie from the Cruze. The headlamps have been fully integrated into the upper grille while the fog lights sport chrome accents and a black base finish. Keeping in mind the Chinese buyer's proclivity towards wider cars, the belt lines have been made to converge in the middle of the sedan at the slightly raised rear, lending it a wider-looking stance. Further, at the rear, new horizontally sculpted lines converge with butterfly-shaped taillights with a bowl design for the same effect.
While the metal accents and body-coloured side mirror are expected to add to the premium look of the car, what really sets it apart from the other players in this segment is the concealed exhaust pipe design. High-end 16-inch Bridgestone tyres have been mounted on the new eight-spoke alloy wheels, which are claimed to improve grip and stability.
The specs for the engine haven't been disclosed yet but we learn that Daihatsu's variable valve timing engine has been carried over from the old Aveo. Other elements borrowed from its predecessor include the six-speed automatic transmission, enhanced safety features and a spacious interior.
A preview of the car was held at Shanghai the previous week. We can keep our fingers crossed for the new Aveo to roll out on Indian terrain. Until then, we can make do with the less impressive Sail.
2014 Chevrolet Aveo hits Chinese market in June
|Shanghai GM Shows New Chevrolet Aveo Family Sedan Goes on sale across China in June 2014-05-23 Shanghai Shanghai GM recently provided a preview of the new Chevrolet Aveo family sedan, which goes on sale across China in June. It is the second model developed in line with Chevrolet's "Power of Ingenuity Youth" concept, following the Trax urban SUV. It is also the first model featuring Chevrolet's new signature design language "Design with a Heartbeat." The new Aveo was jointly created by GM's global design network, including the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai. Designers factored in input from current Aveo owners and small car buyers. The result is a refreshed model with a clean yet sporty exterior. The front end has an upper chrome grille and newly designed front fascia. It features Chevrolet's signature dual-port grille, which is higher and wider than in the present model, for a more striking visual impact. Headlamps are fully integrated into the upper grille, with dynamic accents that create a sharp and fascinating visual impact. The distinctive grille features the same gold bowtie as the new-generation Cruze, demonstrating a seamless fusion of iconic Chevrolet design cues with the new global design language. The vehicle's fog lights with chrome accents as well as an upscale matte black base create a subtle floating effect that complements the rest of the front end styling. Belt lines extend outward from the middle of the sedan, where they converge at the slightly raised rear spoiler, balancing aesthetics with aerodynamics. This gives the vehicle a wide-looking stance that is in line with the aesthetic preferences of Chinese car buyers. In addition, the new Aveo has stylish metal accents and body-colored side mirrors with built-in turn signals that provide a premium look. Class-leading 16-inch Bridgestone tires and new eight-spoke wheels improve grip and stability. In back, new horizontally sculpted lines converge with butterfly-shaped taillights that have a bowl design. This enhances the visual impact and sense of width. The design also has a concealed exhaust pipe design, which is rarely seen in small cars. The new Aveo retains the nameplate's state-of-the-art DVVT engine and six-speed automatic transmission as well as enhanced safety features and spacious interior. Since its launch in 2011, the Aveo has been a popular choice in the small car segment. General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 10 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2013, GM sold nearly 3.2 million vehicles in China. More information on General Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.|