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By Glen Waddington
26 February 2008 11:41
The Chevrolet Aveo might sound like a new model, and even looks like it at first glance. But the Aveo is really a facelifted Kalos, and the name is taken from the booted saloon version that was sold elsewhere. Now it applies to the whole family of small Chevrolets, the five-door version of which arrives in Britain in April, with a new three-door following a month later.
Well, the Kalos was launched back in 2002 as a Daewoo, and took on the Chevy name when GM took full control and rebranded the whole range. Mechanically and structurally, this car is the same but decorated with a new, faintly Audi-esque front end and new tail lamps. The interior has been refreshed too, with a new facia and door trims though Audi will be the last name on your mind in here. Of greater importance is that this car is the first Chevrolet to be built in Europe, with a new plant coming on stream in Poland.
When the Kalos was launched, it was basically sound but not state of the art. The Aveo really doesn't move the game on. There's a slight air of Ford Fiesta about it: it looks a bit dated now, the interior trim is hardwearing rather than stylish and it feels small inside. But the Fiesta is about to be replaced by an all-new model, and even the outgoing version is a real hoot to drive. Sadly the Aveo is not.
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Or should it have been painted beige? Who on earth forks out 7.5K for something so immediately forgettable when you could get so much more for your money on something a year or two old and just run in?
28 February 2008 08:03
An article on this type of car is what should be used as filler. That is to add to magazines when there is nothing else to report.
You should realise that people buying these type of cars will NOT be buying your Magazine.
26 February 2008 19:28
What's going on with the Chevy badge?
Is it just me or has the road-tester slapped the Chevy badge back on in the wrong place when it fell off? Surely it should be in the upper black grille? Unfortunately, that was about the only thing about this thinly disguised Daweoo that caught my attention. What's wrong with a new Panda or an 18-month old Focus?
26 February 2008 18:38
Auto as appliance
Just another example of a car bought by people who just want to get around and not have any experience with it. No wonder the press car is the same colour as a kitchen appliance!
26 February 2008 15:31
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