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2011 Chevrolet Aveo Previewed With Sporty RS Concept

 
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2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)

The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Aveo is due to go on sale later this year and though we don’t have all the technical details for it, we do have a preview of the upcoming compact in the form of the Aveo RS concept car revealed today.

The Aveo RS will be unveiled officially at next week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show and despite being called a concept, the stylish hatchback is essentially a dressed up version of the production version that will eventually appear in showrooms.

You can expect the production version to lose the aggressive bodykit and 19-inch wheels but the general look of the car should remain the same. A four-door sedan should also be offered, giving the lineup a competitor for the coming Ford Fiesta, and an alternative to the hatchback-only Honda Fit.

Its designers claim the Aveo RS has a "European-inspired hot hatch look" that's meant to "appeal to young enthusiasts." Additionally, the Aveo RS is longer, wider, and has more interior space than the current model.

Among other strategies to capture the hearts of younger buyers, the concept takes a cue from the playbooks of Scion and Mini, showing off the many personalization options that will be available on the production Aveo. Cool features include the exposed head- and tail-lamps inspired by those on motorcycles and the electric blue paint scheme.

Under the hood sits a 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder engine rated at 138-horsepower (the same unit found in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze). Drive is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

While there are no plans for production of the Aveo RS, the regular 2011 Chevrolet Aveo will start rolling out of GM’s Orion Township plant in Michigan later this year.

[Chevrolet]



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  1. that's MUCH better, chevy. i'm certainly impressed
     
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  2. Sweet Jesus!!!! Almost makes you wanna go out and buy a sub-compact!
     
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  3. Don't ever change a thing once this car get into production.
     
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  4. You know that Chevy never would have thought of making this small of a car in the 80's. Anyway, this car is some great competition for the Golf GTI.
     
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  5. chevy is copying the original VW sirocco concept design and calling it their own they probably thought the Chinese are doing it and getting away with it we might as well do the same that's just sad
     
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  6. true that check out this video and tell me they dont look the same http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgArKxp1Rgs
     
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  7. oh Hell no they dont look alike just a little but NO!!!! I want one of these IROCs here in NA
     
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  8. I would like to know what you thought of the new 2012 malibu! Inquiring minds want to know. The current gen is so well thought out and has such crisp, beautiful lines, I want to know if they screwed it up or made it better through evolution?
     
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  9. That looks nothing like the scirocco. The only similarity is the front bumper-something expected when giving a car a tuner look. That being said, good job chevy, lets hope the quality is much better than the current generation though. I wish we had the VW Scirocco as well, it is a sweet car.
     
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