Big on size, high on specification, and attractively priced, the new Chevrolet Aveo Hatch offers an excellent value proposition in the small car class. In length and width the Aveo Hatch boasts the biggest dimensions in the class. Add to that a powerful and fuel-efficient new generation Ecotec engine and the Aveo is positioned at the top of the pack in terms of performance as well. The finishing touch comes in the form of excellent specification, even on the entry level Aveo L.
Variable rate power assisted steering; four-channel ABS brakes; 14 inch steel rims fitted with 185/60 R14 tyres and full size spare wheel; air conditioning; tilt adjustable steering wheel; digital clock; woven cloth seat fabric; remote release for the hatch and fuel filler; driver’s side airbag; seat back pockets for driver and passenger seats; dual front cup holders and rear cup holder; colour coded bumpers, and a transponder key immobiliser are all standard on the base line Aveo L Hatch.
Power across the range comes from a new generation GM Ecotec 16-valve DOHC engine that produces 77kW @ 5800 r/min and peak torque of 145Nm @ 3600 r/min.
Moving up a level in specification, the Aveo LS Hatch adds the following to the equipment list:
- Colour coded exterior side mirrors.
- Roof spoiler.
- Height adjustable driver’s seat.
- Power operated front windows.
- A side pocket in the front passenger seat.
- Central locking.
- Front passenger airbag.
- MP3 compatible integrated radio/front loading CD combination with four speakers.
- Auxiliary input for iPod/MP3 player.
The 4-speed automatic transmission option offered on the Aveo LS Hatch features “Hold Mode” for an enhanced level of control, particularly when climbing gradients or when engine braking is desired.
At the top of the 4 model Aveo Hatch range the LS specification adds further luxury items to the equipment list including:
- Front fog lamps.
- Heated power side mirrors.
- Leather seat covers.
- Power windows front and rear.
- A folding tray table behind the passenger seat.
- Remote central locking.
- Six-speaker sound system.
- 14″ alloy wheels fitted with 185/60 R14 tyres.
The service interval on the Aveo Hatch is 15 000 kilometres.
Warranty cover is three years/100 000 kilometres with a three year rust protection warranty.