April 20, 2005
Chevrolet debuts all-new Aveo at Auto Shanghai 2005
Shanghai, China – The all-new Chevrolet Aveo will make its worldwide debut at Auto Shanghai 2005, the country’s premier auto show.
The new sedan, which was developed in Korea by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) with assistance from the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai, will be rolled out in more than 120 countries and territories. The Aveo will be assembled and marketed in China by Shanghai General Motors, a joint venture between GM and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group.
The new Aveo has an all-new exterior; the sedan has been styled to differentiate it from its hatchback sibling. Features include tilt steering, a driver’s seat armrest, seatbelt height adjusters, power windows, power locks, intermittent wipers and remote controlled central door locking. Its front-wheel-drive chassis features MacPherson struts in front and a torsion-beam suspension in the rear. Chinese Aveos will come with a choice of a 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine, matched to a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic.