Chevrolet unveiled the latest Aveo in Mexico in December 2022, however, at that time only exterior images of the hatchback version featuring the latest styling were shared. Now the latest iteration which is fully developed and produced in China by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture (and imported into Mexico), and comes in both 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles, has been formally unveiled.
At the front, the halogen headlights with LED DRLs merge with the chrome-infused grille, while the bumper gets interconnected intakes and a chrome splitter. The hatchback features a rising window line towards the back and is offered in a special exterior shade called “Hello Yellow”. The rear end gets Audi A3-inspired taillights and a sporty rear bumper. The sedan has a more subtle bumper with faux dual tailpipes and an integrated ducktail spoiler on the trunk.
Inside, the all-new Chevrolet Aveo has a simple yet clean design for the dashboard, which integrates an 8-inch central touchscreen and an analog instrument cluster. The infotainment is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the equipment also includes automatic air conditioning, a 4-speaker audio system, reversing camera, and rear parking sensors. As for safety, all trims will come standard with 6 airbags, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminders for both front and rear passengers, and disc brakes.
The all-new Chevrolet Aveo
The new Aveo is exclusively available with a naturally aspirated 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 99 hp of power and 143 Nm of torque. The drive is transmitted to the front axle through either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox with 6 simulated gears. The new entry-level model in Chevrolet’s range will rival the likes of the Nissan March/ Versa and Kia Rio in the subcompact segment which is the largest-selling segment in the Mexican market.
Related: What Happened to Cars That Were Once Available in Pakistan?
Chevrolet Aveo was also available in Pakistan & was introduced in 2006/07 by Nexus Automotive. The sedan lived for a short while before the company packed up its operations and left. Chevrolet struggled to see success in this part of the world as it also had to quit the neighboring Indian market due to poor sales a few years after leaving Pakistan. While the Aveo continues to hold Chevrolet’s flag as an entry-level offering in many markets across the globe, it’s hard to expect the car to make a comeback here.
Chevrolet Aveo in Pakistan
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