Chevrolet Aveo RS at Geneva show

* European debut for Aveo RS concept * Sporty design * Five new cars on the way from Chevrolet...

Chevrolet Aveo RS at Geneva show

The Chevrolet Aveo RS concept car will make its European debut at the Geneva motor show next month.

Hot-hatch styling
Originally revealed at the Detroit motor show last month, the Aveo RS concept car's sporty styling provides a preview of how the next-generation Aveo will look.

The Aveo RS concept car has Chevrolet signatures including the two-part grille and round taillamps. Designers have made the car's face more aggressive by adding a lower mouth with aluminium trim and integrated foglamps in the brake-cooling inlet.

At first glance it might look like a three-door hatch, because the rear door handles are hidden in the C-pillar. The exposed headlamps are inspired by motorcycles.

Other sporty touches include the rear spoiler and centrally mounted exhaust with chrome tips.

Five-spoke, 19-inch alloy wheels complete the package, with the large blue brake calipers visible through the openings.

The Aveo RS concept car is powered by a 136bhp 1.4-litre Ecotec turbocharged engine, which is mated with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The Chevrolet OrlandoFive more cars on the way
Following the Cruze in 2009 and the Spark earlier this year, Chevrolet will launch five more new models in Europe during 2011.

The first of the five to be launched in Europe will be an all-new family car/crossover that's based on the company's Orlando concept car.

Details of the other new models which could include the electric Volt on their way to Europe will be released later in the year.