Chevrolet Aveo Sedan Motoring Review
The Chevrolet Aveo Sedan is a subcompact automobile manufactured since 2002 by GM Daewoo and marketed internationally in 120 countries under five brands Chevrolet, Daewoo, Holden, Pontiac, and Suzuki. GM initiated a face lifted of the Sedan at Auto Shanghai 2005, designed in collaboration with PATAC. Bearing the internal code T250, the Chevrolet Aveo Sedan is a 4-door body style. The second generation Aveo was presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Chevrolet Aveo Sedan is powered by a 1.6 DOHC, four-cylinders 16 valve engine with a maximum torque of 145Nm and maximum power of 77kW. The CO2 emission is 173g/km and a capacity of 1598cc.
The engine ranges between three models, mainly the L, the LS and the LS A/T. Both the L and LS model have 5 speed manual transmission and a fuel consumption of 7.3 litres/100km while the LS A/T model is a 4-speed automatic transmission with 7.7lires/100km. The Sedan has a 14-inch steel wheel with halogen headlamps offering the exterior a distinguish look.
With the exterior mirror in black on the L model while the LS and LS A/T comes in colour coded. All three models have manual folding exterior and only the LS and LS A/T model has electric and heated mirrors. Colour coded is also available on the tailgate and on the door handles of the LS and LS A/T while the L model has black door handles.
The comfort of the occupants of the Aveo is maintained with a set of luxurious features such as the front bucket seats with height adjustable driver seat and headrest in the front. Meanwhile, the driver and passenger's seat has the back pockets and sun visor mirror for the front occupant. The car has power steering with an air conditioning system and power windows in the front and rear view mirror only on the LS and LS A/T models.
Other features such as the tinted windows, rear window defogger, cup holders, intermittent wipers and ashtray lighter to enhance the comfort of the passengers and driver. Another aspect of comfort is the In-Car entertainment featuring the radio/CD/MP3 and auxiliary connector on the LS and LS A/ T models and can still be available optionally on the L models while all three models have 4 speakers and digital clock.
The new generation of Aveo Sedan is enhanced by airbag for driver and passenger with airbag de- activation switch and 3-point seatbelt pretensioner in the front and ISOFIX child seat latch anchors for safety and security of users of the car. The car is assisted with front brake discs and Anti-lock Braking System and immobiliser. Collapsible steering column, side impact protection bars and fog lamps in the rear are also available in the Aveo for more protection. The LS and LS A/T models have remote central locking and alarm system while the L model has the central locking system in the key.