Chevrolet Gives Sneak Peek of 2011 Aveo RS with New Concept

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The Aveo may not be the new kid on the block, having first appeared in 2003, but the Aveo RS concept New bolder fenders, ground effects and wheels match Aveo's stock grille. (Photo: GM)
that Chevy will be showcasing at the Detroit auto show next week certainly feels like a new lease on life for the subcompact model. The Aveo RS wears the sculpted, aggressive look that is becoming ubiquitous with many of the new concepts and, thankfully for Chevrolet, the Aveo RS wears it well.

It is obvious that this concept is targeting a youthful demographic and, from the looks of it, young males in particular. The RS concept has been made longer and wider than the production Aveo hatchback, and given a set of oversized 19-inch wheels to fill out the widened body and improve handling.

Along with a tastefully sculpted body kit, the Aveo RS projects a wonderfully aggressive, bulldog-like stance. The front and rear lamps are inspired by the designers' love for motorcycles, We can only hope that every feature of this interior makes it into the next-gen Aveo. (Photo: GM)
but more closely resemble errant eyeballs from a Transformer. They mesh well with the rest of the aggressive posture and add to the Aveo RS's unique personality.

The interior was treated with the same level of redesign, albeit borrowed from the smaller Spark and larger Cruze, with blue-stitched leather seats, a slick instrument cluster attached to the steering column, as well as a prominent centre stack. If there is one area in which cuts will be made between now and the production version of the Aveo RS, we think this is the one area where features may be scaled back – it really is that nice.

The Is this design drawn from a Ducati or Optimus Prime? You decide. (Photo: GM)
new Aveo RS will be powered by the same engine that is destined for the Cruze - a turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder that produces 138hp and 148 lb-ft of torque to turn those 19-inch wheels. This will all be channeled to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

While Chevy has not officially committed to integrate all RS concept features into the next-gen Aveo, it looks positive based upon a statement from Chevy General Manager, Jim Campbell: "We hope the Aveo RS show car will demonstrate that we are as serious about redefining the Aveo and its place in the small-car segment as we were about reinventing the Malibu."

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Topics: Hatchback, Chevrolet, 2010, Aveo RS, Concept Vehicle, Subcompact,

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