View Full Version : 2006 Daewoo Kalos / Chevrolet Aveo sedan

04-16-2005, 08:06 AM
definitely better than the Aveo<p><A HREF="http://img116.exs.cx/img116/5643/daewoospyshot9hf.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img116.exs.cx/img116/56...f.jpg</A><p> <IMG SRC="http://homepage.uvt.nl/~s924354/AutoScoops/Scoops/Daewoo%20Kalos%20Sedan%201.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://homepage.uvt.nl/~s924354/AutoScoops/Scoops/Daewoo%20Kalos%20Sedan%202.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: bobaedream

04-16-2005, 09:12 AM
So this is completely new Kalos sedan? It looks more like facelift<p>still better than the current one

04-16-2005, 10:55 AM
No not redesign, it's just minorchange

04-16-2005, 11:12 AM
Looks way better... the front makes more sense. The Kalos/Aveo isn't that bad of a econo car, it mainly needs a new more modern engine. Daewoo did a decent job...

04-17-2005, 04:27 AM
The tail lights screen Ford Fusion i recon...but it looks dramitly better than the past one, a massive improvement, especially the front!

04-19-2005, 02:45 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/news/1128/norm_1_orig.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/news/1128/norm_2_orig.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <B>Chevrolet Aveo: an exciting new choice in the small car segment </B><p>GM-Daewoo has issued the following press release:<p>The all-new Chevrolet Aveo is making its worldwide debut at Auto Shanghai 2005, Chinas premier auto show in 2005.<p>The new sedan, which was developed in Korea by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) with assistance from the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai, will be rolled out in more than 120 countries and territories.<p>The Aveo will be assembled and marketed in China by Shanghai General Motors, which like PATAC is a joint venture between GM and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC).<p>The new Aveo is a perfect example of how GM is utilizing our global and domestic resources for the development of cutting-edge products tailored for local users, said Troy A. Clarke, GM Group Vice President and President of GM Asia Pacific. We look forward to introducing it in China within the next year to complement the rest of our unmatched lineup of locally built and imported products.<p>From a styling point of view, this is a totally new car, explained David Lyon, Executive Director of GM Asia Pacific Design and GM Daewoo Design. We have given the exterior a more dynamic look. The attractive interior has been improved significantly through the addition of a series of new comfort and convenience features.<p>The result is a vehicle that will serve as a benchmark for exterior and interior craftsmanship, Lyon added. It is a product that will appeal to families and individual users alike who are looking for a small car that offers something more than the ordinary small car. <p>Progressive Exterior<p>The Aveo is a true sedan that has an all-new exterior. The front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, headlights and taillights with cylinder-type lamps, outside rearview mirrors, long outside door handles, aluminum wheels and wheel covers have all been styled to differentiate the sedan from its hatchback sibling.<p>Edged side character lines, hood character lines that extend to the front bumper, round fog lamps, an optional rear spoiler and 15-inch wheels add a sense of sportiness to the Aveos progressive design. <p>The Aveo has a wheelbase of 2,480 millimeters (97.6 inches) and a height of 1,495 millimeters (58.9 inches). Its overall length of 4,310 millimeters (169.7 inches) and width of 1,710 millimeters (67.3 inches) are the greatest in its segment. These large exterior dimensions provide the basis for a very generous interior.<p>Roomy and Attractive Interior<p>Although a small car, the Aveo has a number of amenities that are generally found in higher-end, higher-priced vehicles. These include tilt steering, a drivers seat armrest, seat-belt height adjusters, power windows, power door locks, intermittent wipers and remote controlled central door locking. The use of wood grain accents on the door panels and instrument panel and optional leather seats provide a luxury feel. <p>The Aveo is not just good looking, it also is roomy, offering headroom, shoulder room and hip room that are among the best in its class. A high seating position provides Aveo passengers a better view of the road ahead. <p>The Aveos generous trunk provides improved capacity of up to 400 liters (14.1 cubic feet). Convenient split-folding rear seats increase the amount of space for carrying cargo.<p>Refined Chassis<p>The Aveo's front-wheel-drive chassis system features MacPherson struts in front and a torsion-beam suspension in the rear. The steering gear is situated on the front suspension cross-member, which improves shock absorption and provides more precise and stable handling. Rack & pinion hydraulic assist steering adds to the Aveos driving pleasure. The wide stance with a front tread of 1,450 millimeters (57.1 inches) and a rear tread of 1,430 millimeters (56.3 inches), which are both among the best in the Aveos class, provides enhanced handling and makes the sedan very surefooted.<p>The Aveo offers strong occupant protection in the event of an accident. It all centers on the stable passenger cell, which is made predominantly of high-strength steel. The B-pillar moves like a pendulum rather than being folded and protruding into the passenger compartment. Known as Tailor-Welded Blanking, or the pendulum method, this is normally used only in larger, upper-segment vehicles. <p>Providing additional safety are dual front air bags and seat-belt pretensioners, in addition to four-channel, four-sensor anti-lock brakes. The Aveo sedans hatchback sibling received a top five-star rating in U.S. NCAP frontal crash tests.<p>Powertrain Choice<br>The Aveo sold in China will come with a choice of a 1.4-liter or 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, matched to a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission.<p>Chevrolet Aveo Specifications<br>Length: 4310 mm<p>Width: 1710 mm<p>Height: 1495 mm<p>Wheelbase: 2480 mm<p>Front tread: 1450 mm<p>Rear tread: 1430 mm<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>-Autoindex<p>this Aveo rendering was found in the GMinsidenews forum:<br><IMG SRC="http://img254.echo.cx/img254/364/2006aveo3bo.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

The Water Is Poison
04-19-2005, 03:23 AM
Now that is a good looking small car. They should do an SS version although there wouldnt really be a market for that

04-19-2005, 03:24 AM
Dat does look pretty nice eh, i mean for a small cheap car, that looks pretty danm good! LOL

04-19-2005, 05:38 AM
A little bit of Cobalt styling at the front and a little bit of Malibu styling at the rear. <br>Chevrolet did announce that new Chevys(including the global models) will now carry a common look.

04-19-2005, 06:58 AM
looks better than current model and cobalt <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

04-19-2005, 07:17 AM
Didn't the Aveo get introduced about a year ago (at least in the US? It seems kind of fast for a facelift.

04-19-2005, 07:51 AM
Fall 2003, and at the time it was already 2 or three years old in Daewoo guise.

Dan J.
04-19-2005, 07:51 AM
So is this refreshed Aveo for the Chinese market or for worldwide distribution? While they were at why didn't they give it about 30 more hp? It definantly looks better than the current car, which wasn't that bad looking this update brings it closer to the rest of the chevy family look. Whatever, it is a good update. Now they need to match the warranty with Hyundai and Kia...

04-19-2005, 08:39 AM
They say it will be rolled out in 120 countries/ territories. I hope one of those is the U.S. because this is an awesome little car. I can see this being a great seller for GM, bringing in some much needed cash. This would be a great car for the college bound croud.

04-19-2005, 09:31 AM
Its for the world market... <br>

04-19-2005, 09:35 AM
In looking at this facelift, I thought Chevy was going to move away from the bar across the grille <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And I have a question: an econo car with leather and faux wood trim? I thought it was out of place in the Cobalt! But I guess you can get it in the Corolla so why not...<p><br><i>Modified by Dodger at 12:18 PM 4/19/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Dodger at 12:19 PM 4/19/2005</i>

04-19-2005, 09:41 AM
another pic of aveo<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005041932504_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005041932462_pv.jpg" BORDER="0">

04-19-2005, 03:28 PM
Wow. Beautiful. Nice integration of the Equinox's jumbo bowtie, a Cobalt-esque front end, and Malibu-like rear end.<p>Looks nice, but I still like the bulbous Yaris better. The Aveo looks more serious.

04-19-2005, 03:47 PM
Hah, it's like a shrunken Impala... anyone remember Micro Machines? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That's what it reminds me of... in a good way! I am pleasantly surprised. <p>And ditto on the SS model! Why not? :)

04-19-2005, 04:03 PM
Oh. Wow. Weird. I kinda like this. All of a sudden it looks like a real car.<p>Hey GM, give that designer more work!

04-19-2005, 11:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They should do an SS version </TD></TR></TABLE><br>NO No no...absolutely not! The day they do that will be a very dark, sad day for all GM heritage based fans everywhere...you know, SS used to mean something believe it or not... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

04-19-2005, 11:47 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>...you know, SS used to mean something believe it or not... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Key words here: "used to mean something." I think they've sufficiently diluted the SS moniker to the point where it's not worth preserving it for the "purists" who dream of reviving the SS in a blaze of nostalgic muscle car glory. If they want to use the SS for the Cobalt, Malibu, <I>ENVOY</I>... then more power to them if they want to spread the love to the poor little Aveo. Who says the big guys get to have all the fun??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

04-20-2005, 12:36 AM
yea, it's just sad...i mean, they have already bastardized the SS moniker enough and have taken things too far...but an Aveo SS? C'mon...thats just rediculous...though knowing GM I could see them doing it...but I have a feeling if we were to see such a car there would be a major uproar from heritage fans and they would change it to a moniker like the old sport version of the cavalier...Z-24 or something...thats a little better...though what does it matter now right? SS no longer stand for what it used to...

04-20-2005, 03:57 AM
Looks pretty good, this will where Holden badges when it comes here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

04-20-2005, 01:14 PM
well, that was quick. It does look abit better IMHO.

04-20-2005, 06:38 PM
nice defiently..<p>will we see a 2dr hatchback or<br>four door wagon thing?

04-21-2005, 03:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rugbyplaya91</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">nice defiently..<p>will we see a 2dr hatchback or<br>four door wagon thing?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think the 5-door version will be previewed soon.<p>Sedans are big in China and the Asia-Pacific/ASEAN region so I guess that is why they decided to preview the new Aveo sedan first.

04-21-2005, 03:14 PM
wow, it looks so much better than the outgoing version, was the interior changed

04-21-2005, 03:34 PM
Supposedly but we don't have any pics yets...

04-21-2005, 10:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Krypton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> was the interior changed</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, it carries the same basic look, but it has been updated.<br>New and old Aveo interiors...<br><IMG SRC="http://img260.echo.cx/img260/7013/aveointeriornewandold6hy.jpg" BORDER="0">

04-26-2005, 12:11 AM
<IMG SRC="http://file1.bobaedream.co.kr/special/special1114234776.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://file1.bobaedream.co.kr/special/special1114234973.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://file1.bobaedream.co.kr/special/special1114235104.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://file1.bobaedream.co.kr/special/special1114235487_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Bobaedream<p>quite impressive compared to the old Aveo and its rivals:<p><IMG SRC="http://w02.us/pv/WKA/2003/09/22/WKA2003092252157_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Scion/100257480/026361-E.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img22.echo.cx/img22/1082/06riointerior9ie.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2005/Suzuki/100483234/032739-E.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Kia/100387290/029223-E.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Edmunds.com<br>Seen at Cheers and Gears<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 10:01 AM 5/4/2005</i>

04-26-2005, 02:23 AM
Does that car (the new aveo) have the same / very similar heating controls as the us market Chevy impala??<br>Can anyone post a comparison of them both?<br>

04-26-2005, 08:06 AM
Wow, this is a very impressive interior for a car in this category. I think GM is really getting serious about offering decent cars. If you think about it though, what other choice do they have. Is the launch date too far off for any pricing?<p>Did anyone notice that the car is going about 50 mph in the last two pics of the new interior? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The interiors are also different in the pics around the heating/cooling controls. Will this have cruise control?<p><br><i>Modified by Dodger at 8:55 AM 4/26/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Dodger at 8:59 AM 4/26/2005</i>

04-26-2005, 11:32 AM
Nice! A VAST improvement over the predecessor, no doubt! I agree that it looks better quality than its rivals. This is a very good sign from GM.

04-26-2005, 12:47 PM
This is a major improvement... it doesn't even compete with the Spectra and Aerio yet it looks as good if not better than them. GM better change the Cobalt and Ion interior now because this is nicer... I don't think the US will get the woodtrim, though and we won't see the auto climate control..<p>Look at what Daewoo can do with GM money... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

04-26-2005, 07:10 PM
<A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/pix/photogalleries/autosgallery/shanghai05/index9.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/pix/pho...9.htm</A><br><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/pix/photogalleries/autosgallery/shanghai05/index10.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/pix/pho...0.htm</A><p>A couple new pics from <A HREF="http://www.detnews.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com</A>

05-03-2005, 12:28 PM
The interior and exterior styling are a massive improvement over the current Kalos/Aveo. The interior actually has PROPER door handles, as opposed to those silly little cheap circular efforts it has at the moment. One slight gripe though, the fake wood looks awful and has no place in a budget Korean designed car. It might be acceptable in the US, but I seriously hope they replace it with some metal effect trim for the European market. I wonder how similar the hatchback model will be to the current version externally?

05-08-2005, 05:58 AM
Yes, it will going to be happen around the end of this year, we might going to see production version of S3X as Holden 4wd as well