New Chevrolet Aveo from around 9500
* Goes on sale in September * Exact prices to be confirmed in July * Range could include 'hot' model...
The new Aveo supermini will cost from around 9500 and Chevrolet says a hot-hatch version could be built.
Unlike the current model (which is available in both three- and five-door version), the Aveo will now be available in the UK only as a five-door hatchback. A four-door saloon will be sold in other countries.
The latest Aveo is an all-new model, based on a platform that will go on to form the basis of the next Vauxhall Corsa. It's slightly longer and wider than current model, with a bigger boot.
On sale in the UK from September, the new car will come with a choice of 1.2-, 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol engines, as well as A 1.3-litre turbodiesel engine with engine stop-start technology. Power outputs range from 69bhp to 113bhp, with CO2 emissions from 119g/km to 156g/km. The most economical engine is the 85bhp version of the 1.2, which averages more than 55mpg.
Hot model and eco-version
The range will eventually include a sub-100g/km model, and a spokesman hinted that there was also a strong possibility of a hot version along the lines of the RS concept that was shown at the 2010 Detroit motor show.