Geneva motor show 2010 - Chevrolet Aveo RS

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Geneva motor show
Geneva motor show
The Geneva motor show marks the first appearance of Chevrolet’s Aveo RS concept car in Europe.

What is it?
Originally unveiled at January’s Detroit show, its sporty styling gives a preview of how the next-generation Aveo will look.

More aggressive stance
The concept car has traditional Chevrolet styling features including a two-part grille and round rear lights. However, by adding a lower mouth with aluminium trim and foglamps integrated in the brake-cooling inlet, the company’s designers have made the car's face more aggressive.

Its exposed headlamps are inspired by motorcycles, while the rear door handles are hidden in the rear-pillar so that the Aveo RS looks like a three-door hatch at first glance.

Other sporty touches include the rear spoiler and centrally mounted exhaust with chrome tips. Completing the look are the five-spoke, 19-inch alloy wheels, with large blue brake calipers visible through them.

Last, but not least, there’s a turbocharged 1.4-litre engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

New models coming to Europe
Chevrolet Europe president and managing director Wayne Brannon has already confirmed that the new Aveo will come to Europe in 2011, and that four other new Chevrolets will also go on sale in that year.

The first of the five to go on sale will be an all-new family car based on the Orlando concept model, which is also on show here in Geneva. We expect the chunky SUV-like styling of the show car to be retained on the production version, while the three rows of seats will provide flexible seating for seven, and the rear two seats will fold down to create a 900-litre loadbay.

Also starring on the company’s stand is the Camaro muscle car. Coupe and convertible versions of the model will go on sale in the UK in 2011.

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