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Chevrolet announced that it will show the next generation Aveo (designated as a 2011 model) at the Detroit autoshow in January. The lineup will include a hatchback and sedan. They will also have an Aveo RS as a concept. According to Autoblog the RS will be powered by a turbocharged EcoTec, maybe the same 1.4 unit that sits in the Cruze. In general, Chevy will promote the Aveo as a sporty alternative in the B-sgement.

Detroit Preview: Next-generation Chevrolet Aveo RS to appear at Cobo — Autoblog

I know there are some people on this board who are waiting for a sporty Fiesta. If Chevy popped out a performance Aveo before the Fiesta ST (or whatever its gonna be) would you buy it instead?
 

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I'm not interested in a Aveo, simply because it's a Chevy...
Now if Honda came out with a Fit Si that could very interesting...

Though, I've sworn off brands before and have either by tempted to buy one (Neon SRT4) or have actually bought one (Focus SVT) in the past. I suppose Chevy could sway my vote if the Aveo is as spectacular as everybody seems to think it will be.
It would have to blow the Fiesta out of the water in terms of quality, features, styling, and performance in order to get me to buy one. I really don't see that happening....
 

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I think the Aveo needs a "volt-esque" dance to go with it!

Gimme an "A", Gimme a "V"....
 

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The Aveo is supposed to be completely redesigned, so who knows. It could be really good. GM has put out some really nice performance cars in the recent past, so it isn't out of the question that the Aveo RS could be really good.
 

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The Aveo is supposed to be completely redesigned, so who knows. It could be really good. GM has put out some really nice performance cars in the recent past, so it isn't out of the question that the Aveo RS could be really good.
Yeah but it will still be an Aveo and a Chevy so I don't want one. I would guess that if they do produce this that it will probably speed up the Fiesta ST.
 

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We need a Fiesta ST or RS to challenge this so called Aveo RS. Though I can see some SVT Version coming out as well...
 

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News of an Aveo RS is GREAT news for Fiesta fans. This means Ford will be forced to step up their game and bring us a hot hatch... yippeee! :D
 

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I'm snowed in today, so I tried to kill some time by sketching out the next Aveo. Based on the media reports and spy photos I have a very clear image in my head of what this car looks like, but I'm only so good at conveying that on paper. Anyway, here goes:

 

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I think you drew a Versa by mistake :D
I noticed the Versa resemblance too after a while. The cars I draw tend to look like mild variations on current production models. I think that qualifies me to be a designer at an upstart Chinese car company. :D
 

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If its anything typical GM which that it isn't Camaro or Vette related in the badge really expect a good high volume of these things made and that the badge will say Aveo on it, expect a cheap price tag as well. Not to mention a really nasty plastic interior, hmmm a recipe for a failure in the making.
 

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I think you drew a Versa by mistake :D
Ha, I thought the same thing before I scrolled down to see your comments.

I think sales of the FI Aveo will be watched closely by Ford. For me, I have zero interest in the Aveo. For one, it is a GM car and I am not interested in buying a car from a company that uses tax payer dollars to stay afloat and seems to be lacking direction from management. Second, the Aveo has no history and no connection to motorsports. Two things that Fiesta has. Lastly, the Fiesta has the kinetic design that I love so much. I would bet the next Aveo will be a good car, but it just is not for me. Actually, there are very few cars that actually interest me right now.
 

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There are now a few pics floating around:

The Chevy Aveo RS Concept Is Surprisingly Hot

I'd say Ford doesn't have much to worry about. It looks very chunky from the front. The slope of the roof and hatch at the back is sorta cool though. But the interior has a huge problem. It looks like someone jammed in a smartphone next to the tach.

This is just a concept and probably the only version of the new Aveo we'll see at Detroit. Look for more info at midnight.
 

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Yeah but it will still be an Aveo and a Chevy so I don't want one. I would guess that if they do produce this that it will probably speed up the Fiesta ST.
Isn't the Aveo made by Daewoo? The only thing Chevy about it is the "Chevy" badge....
 

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It looks like a decent car but yeah the Fiesta should trump it in most places. That interior looks pretty cheap too, if you ignore the leather dash (which will never see production anyway)
 

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Thats typical GM though. Fancy Schmancy exterior that really turns the eyes. The interior is god awful, cheap, plastic and breaks real easy. Most of my family drives GM and its just the same with every car.
 

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Thats typical GM though. Fancy Schmancy exterior that really turns the eyes. The interior is god awful, cheap, plastic and breaks real easy. Most of my family drives GM and its just the same with every car.
Well that's not entirely the case any more. The Malibu, CTS, Equinox, and LaCrosse among other new GM cars all have really nice interiors, but there are still plenty of less-than-stellar older designs with very plasticky cabins. The new Aveo's cabin looks class competitive compared to the Fit, Versa, Accent etc. It's just that next to the Fiesta, which has such a far superior interior to anything else in the segment, design- and materials-wise, it's left behind.
 

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Most of what we see in that Aveo won't make it to the production line with how GM is running right now. Also the Spark is coming as well which looks eerily like the Aveo RS. I don't see much of a market for this car. Except for a few hipster, beanie cap wearing kids who think a wing and a paint job gives their car 400 hp.
 
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