Chevrolet Aveo News

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll

    As a replacement for the dull and unfashionable Chevrolet Aveo, GM is hoping the funky 2011 Chevrolet Sonic will appeal to a more savvy car buyer, and tempt people away from their Ford Fiestas and Honda Fits. One way of doing this is giving free invitations to the Spotify digital music service to the first 150,000 people who inquire about the car. Spotify has been a massive hit in Europe with over ten million members. Similar to Pandora, Spotify has a huge online music library from which users can create playlists, streaming via their computers and mobile devices. Chevrolet is the first U.S...

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    The Ten Songs Chevrolet Uses To Perfect In-Car Audio

    It's easy to forget that amongst all the engine and chassis testing, selecting seats and trim and designing the interior and exterior, automakers also have to spend time developing in-car audio systems for the millions of drivers who listen to their favorite tunes on the way to work. Chevrolet has...

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    Report: 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Renamed 'Sonic'

    File this one under, "huh?" According to a report out today at GM Inside News, the next-gen Chevrolet Aveo will be renamed "Sonic" when it goes on sale next year. We expect the Cadillac BurgerKing and GMC JackInTheBox to follow in 2012. OK, so that's a bad joke, but so is the Chevy Sonic name...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan

    With the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo, General Motors is taking its small car destiny in its own hands, bringing its Honda Fit fighter home to America--at least in terms of design and production. Unlike the first-generation model, which was designed largely in South Korea, the new Aveo will be mostly...

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    Buick Confirms New Compact Car And Crossover

    In August of last year Buick released a teaser of a compact crossover that was essentially a rebadged version of the Saturn Vue. The only major difference between the two was a Buick-style waterfall grille, and that rubbed consumers, dealers and many in the media the wrong way and subsequently...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2011 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback

    With the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, General Motors is taking its small car destiny in its own hands, bringing its Honda Fit fighter home to America--at least in terms of design and production. Unlike the first-generation model, which was designed largely in South Korea, the new Aveo will be mostly...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Aveo RS concept

    The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Aveo hits all the right marks on design.

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    2011 Chevrolet Aveo Previewed With Sporty RS Concept

    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...

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    Spy shots: Next-gen Chevrolet Aveo delayed until January 2011

    The Chevrolet Beat has been paraded around the last several auto shows as the forerunner to the production Spark hatchback revealed at March’s Geneva Motor Show, which will sit just below the Aveo as Chevy's smallest car. In the past couple of months, spy photos of a Spark-styled but slightly...

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    Chinese-built Chevrolet Spark, Aveo and Lova could hit U.S. showrooms by 2011

    Just a few days ago we brought you a story about General Motors considering bringing small cars from China to the U.S. in order to bolster its sales in the segment. Currently, the carmaker is looking to sell around 17,300 Chinese-made vehicles in the U.S. by 2011 and over 50,000 units by 2014...

  • The Chevy Aveo is already built in Mexico
    Small car, hybrid sales taking a long drive off a short pier

    The short-sightedness of the car-buying public is breathtaking. It was just months ago that fears over $4 gas prices had people scurrying about, dumping loaded SUVs for a fraction of their purchase price and replacing them with smaller, more efficient vehicles. But today, with fuel well under $2...

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    Pontiac confirms G3 compact for U.S. market

    General Motors has always been reluctant to bring the Pontiac G3 compact to the United States despite the car selling well in Canada and Mexico, but that has all changed as the car is due U.S. showrooms in the first half of next year. The decision to bring the Pontiac G3 was influenced by the...

  • Chevrolet begins Aveo production at new plant in Mexico

    In an effort to ramp up availability of its small cars for the North American market, General Motors has officially started production at its San Luis Potosi complex in Mexico. The plant will be building the Daewoo-based Aveo (Aveo5 model pictured)for sale throughout the continent. The plant employs 2,500 workers and occupies 1,657,040 square feet (154,000 square meters). It is constructed with a focus on low environmental impact, recycling 90% of the water at the plant on-site, discharging none into the ground. The remaining 10% is lost to evaporation, according to Automotive World. About 30...

  • Chevrolet to replace Aveo with new compact car based on Groove or Trax concept
    Chevrolet to replace Aveo with new compact car based on Groove or Trax concept

    General Motors has confirmed that the Chevrolet Aveo will be replaced in the U.S. by 2011 with a new compact car based on either the Groove or Trax concepts from last year’s New York Auto Show. The production version of the third concept, the Beat, will be sold solely as a global model and is...

  • 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...

  • Chevrolet to launch three-door Aveo at Geneva
    Chevrolet to launch three-door Aveo at Geneva

    GM will soon have a new compact car in Europe with the launch of the new three-door Aveo under its Chevrolet label. The car will be shown to the public for the very first time at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and will arrive in showrooms by June. The dynamically styled three-door Aveo will only be...

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