Chevrolet is pulling the wraps off of one of the four new models it will launch, later this month, at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
First revealed in show car form, earlier this year, the production version of the 5-door version of the Chevy Aveo will make its debut in the City of Lights and then reach U.S. showrooms next year as a 2012 model.
Part of a wave of new “hot hatch” models, Chevy is betting the Aveo can overcome the long-standing aversion Americans have for 3- and 5-door models. But the new Aveo will also be offered in a more familiar sedan package, as well.
The next-generation Aveo is distinguished by exposed twin headlamps, the distinctive Chevy dual port grille and a rising beltline that gives the new hatchback a sense of kinetic motion.
Aimed at today’s more demanding young buyers, Chevrolet promises a more refined interior than was offered in past econoboxes, including a wraparound fascia on the instrument panel, with blue backlighting on the center console and an unusual, motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster.