Does it deserve to come back in America?
Unless you drove one to the hospital to have your first child, few people have fond memories of the Chevrolet Aveo. Chevy's cheap little economy car was offered from 2004 to 2011 in the US market before it was replaced by the Sonic, but now it's back for the Mexican market. The 2024 Aveo Hatchback was teased before it arrives in the first half of 2023. Only the exterior was shown, so we'll have to wait until next year to see the interior and learn more about the performance.
"At Chevrolet we continue to find new paths with vehicles that respond to the needs of our customers. The new Aveo Hatchback will offer great value within the subcompact offer to maintain current customers in this segment and win over more Mexicans, who, in addition to looking for an accessible car, also want an attractive design, connectivity, and safety equipment," said Wilberto del Angel, Chevrolet Marketing Manager.
As with the previous Aveo, this new model will be offered as a hatchback (pictured here) and a sedan. There's nothing groundbreaking about the design but it's a massive leap from the last time Chevy sold the Aveo in the US market. Chevy hasn't released any trim information but the LT model pictured below comes with chrome and gloss black accents, two-tone aluminum wheels, and halogen headlamps with projector and LED daytime running lights. A bold yellow paint job helps the Aveo stand out in a crowd.
There are no cabin photos but Chevy promises the Aveo Hatchback will have a "spacious interior" and "large capacity" trunk. The rear seats are "100% foldable" (whatever that means) and the trunk area is illuminated with an atmosphere lamp.
Since this is a bare-bones sub-compact car for the Mexican market, it doesn't have the comprehensive safety features that US buyers have come to expect. Chevy lists basic safety equipment such as disc brakes, ABS, six airbags, seatbelt alert, and rear parking sensors.
Pricing isn't available yet but we imagine the 2024 Aveo will be incredibly cheap. The Nissan Versa is the cheapest new car in the US at $15,730, but the Aveo should easily undercut that since it has less rigorous safety tests to pass in Mexico.