What's Wrong With This Picture: Ave-who? Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
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The Brazilian-market 2010 Chevrolet Agile has debuted, possibly providing a preview for the forthcoming Aveo replacement.

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  • SV SV on Aug 22, 2009

    I don't think this car is any indication of the next Aveo; the chassis may be similar but that's it. This car is designed by GM of Brazil, hence the absurd ground clearance (for Brazil's crappy roads) and general cheapyness. Besides the Aveo prototypes that've been spotted don't really look much like this car at all.

  • FromBrazil FromBrazil on Aug 22, 2009

    Poor GM do Brasil!! They have to make the best of it. I mean, this is an "all-new" sheetmetal stuffed on top of a platform that derives from the 1st generation Opel Corsa (circa 1990??). You must pity the poor engineers. FWIW GM has the balls to call this unpromising compromise a "premium" hatch, since they've already got the slightly smaller Celta as their "bottom-feeder". But rest assured my American and Western European friends, this car wil never "grace" your roads and cities. It's a pure hackjob intended only for us underdeveloped and less demanding people in Latin America, which will eventually make its way into Russia and Eastern Europe, possibly Africa and Middle East, though Asia will be spared this car, as they have enough Daewoos already. Anyway, the market is not as dumb as it once was, and I don't believe that without serious tweaking and/or low pricing w/ better equipment levels it'll be able to make a dent into Fiat's and VW's dominance of the so-called premium compact class. In fact, (peering into my crystal ball) it'll probably distract GM enough to help them on down the slippery slope of losing market share they've been on for the last 3 yrs. Yes, the market is in a record year, and sales are up, and GM is making record money. But they're making less money proportionally vis-à-vis the competition and slowly but surely being undermined by the others. Finally this is all conjectural as the car has NOT been launched yet, and that picture is the 1st official picture of the car without any camuflage. Sales will only start in a couple of months or more, and the car is actually being built only in Argentina (which, again is another negative point as cars from that nation, in my mind unfairly, "enjoy" a negative, in Lutz-speak, "perception gap" in Brazil).

  • Shogun Shogun on Aug 22, 2009

    Well, Autoblog told us that this is not the second-gen Aveo.. so therefore it's not coming to the states. So I'm not too worried

  • Buick61 Buick61 on Aug 22, 2009

    Why imply things that are just not true?? This is NOT a preview of the Aveo. God, this site sometimes.