Chevrolet Aveo is its entry level sedan in the Indian market. It combines a host of approachable features in regards to comfort. Aveo gained popularity in a short term of its launch and is undoubtedly one of the best models in class. In the market, Aveo faces tough competition from the powerful Honda City and smartly designed Ford Fiesta.
A look at the engine and fuel efficiency
Aveo has been designed with two options for engines in petrol. The first engine, which is the 1.6L petrol engine, produces a power of 101 bhp with 147 Nm of torque. The other 1.4L engine delivers 93bho with 127 Nm of torque. Featuring with the engines is a 5-speed manual gearbox. The tested fuel economy of the 1.4 I-4 Petrol is found to be 10kmpl in the city and 14.9kmpl on the highway. As for the 1.6L I-4 Petrol engine, the fuel economy is 9.8kmpl in the city and 14.6kmpl on the highway. Both the variants offer superior ride quality and have been tested with positive results on bumps and obstacles on the road.
A look at the exteriors
Aveo has been designed after a lot of research, and that translates into superb looks. It features the standard Chevy “bow-tie” riding on the chrome grille with 14’’tired with alloy wheels. Features on the exteriors that deserve a mention include power door locks, rear spoiler, central locking, folding rear-seat, power windows, rear defogger and child safety locks. On the whole, Aveo will offer tough competition to sedans in its class in regards to looks and charm.
A look at the interiors
In the interiors, Chevrolet has used tan colored seats with aluminum and chrome accents. The car looks pretty spacious with ample of legroom and headroom on the front and rear. Buyers can find standard features like keyless entry, keyless entry, air conditioning, tiltable steering, and cup holders. Aveo also has a decent entertainment system that includes built AM/FM and CD player. The quality of materials used in the interiors is superb with a smart finish. Other notable safety features, on the 1.6L. Variant, include dual front airbags, leather-wrapped steering wheel and ABS. Aveo offers decent comfort to the driver and offers fantastic support to the back seat occupants.
The pros at a glance
Aveo is undoubted a handsome and masculine car for its class. It combines many essential features that one would expect from an entry level sedan. For its range, buyers get features like Anti-lock Braking System and Airbags, which is great.
The cons at a glance
Otherwise with decent fuel economy on petrol models, one still misses the absence of a diesel model. Also, as compared to Maruti or Honda, Chevrolet has been unable to match up their service network. Buyers may also be disappointed with the dash height, which seems to be coming in the way of the front view.
Final word: Chevrolet Aveo does work on a few grounds, except for a few issues with the interior styling. Recommended for quality build and style!
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