2008 Chevrolet Aveo: What's New
Tiny tweaks to Chevy's teensy twins.
The Aveo lineup for 2008 consists of two models: the four-door Aveo sedan introduced last year, and the five-door Aveo5.
The Aveo sedan was new for 2007; its bodywork and interior are different from the Aveo5. It is offered in both LS and LT trim levels, with both versions being powered by the same 103-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine. Side-impact airbags, 15-inch wheels, an AM/FM stereo with CD player, and air conditioning are standard on both versions. Chevy says the Aveo sedan can comfortably carry five passengers up to 6' tall - including back-seat passengers. The 12.4 cubic foot trunk is larger than the previous Aveo sedan's, too. For 2008, the Aveo sedan gets chrome door handles and tire pressure monitors.
The five-door hatchback Aveo5 continues as Chevy's least-expensive and smallest new car. It comes with a standard 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 103 horsepower, with either a five-speed manual transaxle or optional four-speed automatic. The Aveo5 is offered in a very basic Special Value form, with LS trim upgrade available. The Special Value model is minimally equipped, but does come through with side-impact airbags, intermittent wipers, 14-inch wheels, and an AM/FM stereo radio. This model does not offer factory-installed air conditioning (although the car can be ordered "prepped" for dealer-installed A/C). The LS model includes A/C and can be upgraded with anti-lock brakes, 15-inch wheels, cruise control, and an AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 capability.
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