2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 gets dealer mods
General Motors Middle East is heavily promoting the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 hatchback as a hip new car for young people. As part of a major advertising campaign (which we’ve been left out of), the Aveo5 is being touted as base for customisations with various dealer-installed modifications, all under warranty.
The Aveo5 mods offered by various GCC dealers include larger alloy wheels, tinted windows, applying stick-on decals, bumper kits, side-skirts, spoilers, hood scoops and even roof scoops, as well as customised paint jobs.
Interior customisation possibilities include colourful bucket seats, sporty steering wheels and gear levers, as well as instrument gauges and aluminium pedals. There is some mention of audio/video entertainment add-ons too.
Chevrolet says ‘the sky is the limit when one has a blank signed cheque,’ although someone with a blank signed cheque can buy something else as a base car too. Shown here is a demo car done up by the Abu Dhabi dealer, at a cost of Dhs 15,000. The base car costs about Dhs 46,000. As the owner of 3 boring cars, I find all this a bit over-the-top. But if you go for that multi-colour paintjob in Dubai, be sure to get a police permission slip first from the CID. And stay out of Sharjah, because a Dubai permission isn’t valid there.