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Friday, February 1, 2008

2007 Chevrolet Aveo in Detail

Page 1: Overview
Page 2: Design/Driving Experience
Page 3: Drivetrain/Safety
Page 4: Specifications

Responsive powertrain

Powering Aveo is GM proven, sophisticated 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 103 horsepower (77 kW)* and 107 lb.-ft. of torque (148 Nm)*. The engine is enhanced by an electronic throttle control, added for the 2006 model year, and variable geometry induction system, which help maximize power across the rpm range. Electronic throttle control enhances driveability and fuel economy, while reducing emissions.

The engine variable geometry induction system is designed with a longer runner length at slower speeds to increase low-end torque up to 10 percent. The system includes a bypass valve that is activated in high rpm or heavy throttle applications. Features include:

  • A roller type cam follower to minimize valve friction and noise and enhance fuel economy

  • A plastic engine upper cover for noise dampening / quieter operation

  • A single serpentine accessory belt drive system with automatic tensioner

  • An engine cooling fan system with 366-mm diameter fan

A smooth-shifting, five-speed manual transmission is standard. The available Aisin four-speed automatic transmission features adaptive shift technology. The segment-exclusive Hold Control Mode special feature helps reduce wheel spin and traction loss on slick roads by allowing the driver to select and hold a higher gear, which reduces torque to the wheels. It enables sportier driving operation by allowing the driver to control shift points similar to manual transmission operation.

Whether the manual or automatic transmission is selected, the Aveo powertrain is fuel-efficient. Estimated EPA fuel economy is 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway for the manual-equipped Aveo sedan and 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway for the automatic-equipped Aveo sedan.** Aveo meets the ULEV II emissions standard which, along with its outstanding fuel economy, makes it one of the cleanest, most economical vehicles available in North America.

Safe and secure

The Aveo sedan experience is enhanced by a comprehensive system of safety and security technologies designed to meet safety standards in markets around the globe. For the 2006 model, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded Aveo a five-star rating in the frontal crash test for both the driver and front passenger.

Aveo safety starts with a high-strength steel structure that creates a safety cage around the passenger compartment. The structure has been engineered to help maintain passenger compartment integrity and features tailor-welded blanks, a feature not typically found on vehicles in the segment.

The 2007 Aveo sedan includes standard advanced dual-stage frontal air bags and the GM Passenger Sensing System. The dual-stage frontal air bags deploy at different levels, depending on the severity of the crash. Standard seat-mounted side-impact air bags provide additional head and thorax protection.

Additional Aveo sedan safety and security features include:

  • Front safety belt pretensioners with front-load limiters

  • Height-adjustable shoulder belt anchors

  • Lower Anchors and Top Tether for Children (LATCH) child seat attachment system in the rear seats

  • Rear child safety door locks

  • Driver knee bolsters

  • Emergency hatch release inside the trunk

  • Fuel door lock with remote release feature

  • Available engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Aveo and Chevrolet global expansion

In 2005, 68,085 Aveos were sold in the United States, signaling that there is an opportunity for growth in the small but important subcompact segment.

The Aveo lineup attracts the highest rate of first-time buyers of any GM vehicle, providing a great opportunity to earn these customers long-term loyalty. Like the small, premium-car Cobalt family and the HHR small crossover vehicle, Aveo also generates a high number of conquest sales.

The Aveo is making inroads around the world, and will be sold in more than 120 countries under several nameplates (primarily under the Chevrolet brand). It is the top-selling car produced by GM Daewoo in Korea (GMDAT). About half of vehicles produced by GMDAT are Chevrolet models. The number is steadily rising as the expertise and quality record of GM Korean subsidiary and Chevy tradition of …€œmore than expected value increasingly resonate around the globe.

The Aveo is the top-selling Chevy model in Europe and is a great contributor to the brand global expansion.

*A new voluntary power and torque certification procedure developed by the SAE Engine Test Code committee was approved March 31, 2005. This procedure (J2723) ensures fair, accurate ratings for horsepower and torque by allowing manufacturers to certify their engines through third-party witness testing. GM was the first auto manufacturer to begin using the procedure and expects to use it for all newly rated engines in the future.

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