The next generation Aveo which will be launched in 2011, the RS features, it wears a global Chevrolet design cues such as the dual element grille, round taillamps and fender flares, but designers turned up the attitude on the show car with low openings and a lower mouth trimmed in a combination of brushed and polished aluminum. Outboard fog lamps are integrated into an exaggerated brake-cooling inlet that flows into the front fender flares, creating an aggressive-looking face.
The engine power comes from a turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec engine with 138 hp (103 kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque. According to Chevrolet’s General manager, Jim Campbell, The Aveo RS show car will demonstrate the serious about redefining the Aveo and its small car segment place. The Aveo’s interior looks similar in many ways to that seen on the Chevrolet Aveo RS concept, which took the stage at the NAIAS earlier this month. The Aveo’s center console are the Bluetooth controls that featured on the RS. This is replaced by a typical CD Radio sound system. The multi functional steering wheel, instrument cluster housing, position of the HVAC vents and controls, and storage is nearly identical.
The side mirrors with amber-colored turn signal indicators carry the same shape as the car and seemingly disappear into the profile. At first glance, the car actually looks like a three-door hatch because the rear door handles are discreetly located in the “C”-pillar area. The rear of the show car continues the sport theme, with an integrated spoiler that flows from the roof, a center-mounted exhaust and chrome exhaust tips. The exposed motorcycle-inspired rear taillamps feature tinted aluminum housings and a discreet Bowtie logo. The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo is not expected to be launched on the market until next year.