Chevrolet Aveo review – What Car?

22 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Chevrolet Aveo review – What Car?
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reviewed Chevrolet’s new Aveo before, but this is our first to drive all the variants back-to-back on UK

With an ad campaign plugging ‘78 per gallon’ (a nod to the Eco diesel version’s 78.4mpg) on the way, Chevrolet is pitching the Aveo as a cash-saving

It has a tough fight on its hands, on established superminis such as the Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa. but on alone the Aveo looks a contender.

The entry-level 1.2-litre petrol starts at £9995, making it a attractive proposition for buyers on a

What’s it like to drive? The and 1.4-litre petrol engines are of low-down torque, so they laboured when you pull and need to be worked hard on the road.

The 1.3-litre diesel feels rather sluggish 1750rpm, but once past reasonable progress is possible.

In all Aveos, the steering is light to twirl with one finger town. Unfortunately it’s slow and artificially weighted at and you get little information on the amount of available.

A relatively long helps with stability, and the and bumps of the Cotswolds roads we the car on didn’t faze it.

Refinement is however; all the engines are raucous and you a fair amount of road on most surfaces.

What’s it like inside? Chevrolet has given the Aveo’s a modern feel, combining plastics and chrome-effect detailing a sweeping dash design.

five doors and good space, this is a practical although five adults probably start to feel after a while.

Visibility is and although the driver’s seat is a bit of a up and beg’ affair, it’s enough to get comfortable in it. The boot is a size, too.

Entry-level LS spec cars a reasonable amount of kit, stability control, electric windows, cruise control and a CD

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Mid-range LT trim adds alloys, steering wheel-mounted controls and Bluetooth, all for a palatable for the 1.2-litre petrol version.

LTZ trim, which is available with 1.4-litre petrol and diesels, is brimming with such as automatic headlights, electric windows and parking

Should I buy one? Where the really stands out is in its pricing; at less than £10,000, it a viable low-cost alternative to

It can’t match a Fiesta for joy or

However, for a comparable entry-level petrol Fiesta, you’ll to shell out £700 more the basic 1.2-litre LS Aveo.

Things get more pricey as you up the range, with the LTZ diesel coming in at a hefty £13,615.

As as you can live with its sluggish then, the 1.2-litre petrol makes most sense.

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