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New Chevrolet Aveo Overview

The Chevrolet Aveo tastes better than the world's finest steak.

By Stephen Turvil
Feb 10, 2012
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The Chevrolet Aveo tastes better than the world's finest steak. That is despite sporting a badge that some consider to be more burger van than high-class restaurant. So - for starters - this supermini feels composed on the road, looks far sharper than its predecessor, and comes with a five-year manufacturer warranty. How delicious! It is also pleasingly quiet thanks to its extra thick glass, stiff construction, and special floor mats that absorb high-frequency noise transfer. Are you certain this thing is a cheap supermini?

The new Chevrolet Aveo is available with four engines. Petrol lovers choose either the 1.2-litre 86PS model or the meatier 1.4-litre 101PS. These hits 62mph in 13.6 and 12.2 seconds respectively, and average a pleasing 60.9 and 53.3mpg. There is a 1.3-litre diesel too, with outputs of 75 and 95PS. These return 74.3 and 68.9mpg, and hit 62mph in 14.2 and 12.6 seconds respectively. All have five-speed manual transmission as standard, but the 1.4-litre is available in six-speed automatic guise too. This is both slower and less fuel efficient than the manual version. However, the fastest and most frugal model is the 1.3 95PS VCDi Eco. This reaches 62mph in 11.7 seconds and averages a tasty 78.4mpg.

Now, grab a pen – here come the prices and equipment specifications. The entry-level LS costs £9,995. This has: a rear spoiler, CD player, power door mirrors, and electric front windows. The mid-range LT has a few extras, including: fifteen-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, and the driver information centre. This costs from £10,995 to £12,795. Finally, the top-of-the-range LTZ is beautifully equipped. Motorists benefit from: parking sensors, front fog lamps, automatic headlamps, and a leather steering wheel. This costs from £12,195 to £13,615. So, burger van or restaurant?

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By Stephen Turvil
Feb 10, 2012