The current Aveo is widely mocked in the automotive world for failing to deliver on often even the lowest of expectations. This is unfortunate if only because it is so inexpensive to own and therefore an economical if not an inspiring vehicle. But it, or its replacement, is also a vehicle that GM is going to need to get right to in order to stay viable long term. Especially in light of new fuel efficiency requirements. Which is why news of the Aveo successor being delayed a year bodes even more bad news for bowtie lovers.
Reuters is reporting that the Aveo replacement due next year has been postponed until January 2011 due to plummeting sales at Daewoo, the Korean car subsidiary of GM that builds the subcompact for sale here in the states and nearly a quarter of GM’s production worldwide. The previous expectation was that an Aveo replacement would be arriving in April of next year.
Several concepts including the Chevrolet Groove, Trax and Spark contain possible stylistic indicators of the next entry level vehicle from Chevrolet. Any one of which would appear to be a major upgrade from the current Aveo.