GM reveals pricing for 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and new Aveo5 hatch

GM reveals pricing for 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and new Aveo5 hatch

Chevrolet today announced pricing for the 2009 Aveo lineup and introduced the redesigned Aveo5 five-door hatchback in the North American market. Pricing for both the sedan hatch starts at $12,120 (including a $660 destination charge) for the LS level of trim, and despite the low cost the cars still come standard with side-impact air bags and OnStar.

Standard features across the range include dual frontal and side-impact air bags, as well as front safety belt pretensioners, a tire pressure monitoring system, oil life monitoring system and OnStar.

The Aveo sedan and Aveo5 LT models start at $14,255 for 1LT trim and $15,520 for 2LT trim (including destination charges). Air conditioning is standard on LT models and an automatic transmission is available.

All models are powered by a new, more powerful 1.6L Ecotec engine that uses variable valve timing and other upgrades to deliver great fuel economy and responsive performance. Aveo models equipped with the available four-speed automatic transmission deliver impressive highway mileage ratings of 34mpg. City mileage ratings with the automatic are 25 mpg. However, cars equipped with a manual transmission are even more efficient, with estimated fuel economy ratings of 27mpg in the city and 34mpg on the highway.