Chevrolet Aveo 2017 facelift debuts in UAE and GCC
The 2017 Chevrolet Aveo has been properly facelifted for the first time in a decade. The Aveo name was relegated largely to fleet duties, but it is making a comeback as a Sonic replacement with new infotainment tech.
The front end features a new bonnet, new front fascia and new lighting elements. Projector-beam headlamps are standard. The rear fascia is also new. There are also new 15-inch wheel designs with steel on the Base and LS trims and alloy wheels on the LT trim.
The updated styling complements new features such as an available 7-inch-diagonal colour touchscreen for the new MyLink system, and includes Apple CarPlay. Rear Park Assist is also available on the LS and LT.
The Aveo sedan and hatchback both offer a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, plus an impressive 502 liters of cargo space for the sedan and 653 liters of cargo space for the hatchback.
Standard safety features include two standard airbags, ABS, ESP and a tyre-pressure monitor.
The Aveo comes with a 115 hp 1.6-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, mated to a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 7.1 litres/100 km (14.1 km/l).
The 2017 Aveo goes on sale soon, offered in Base, LS, LT trims on sedan and hatchback models. Expect a starting price around the Dhs 45,000 mark.