Chevrolet Aveo RS Reportedly on its Way to European Markets
General Motors has recently promoted Alan Batey to the Global Chevrolet Chief, and he does not seem to be wasting any time in fulfilling his new role. One of Batey’s main objectives as Global Chief is to expand Chevrolet’s presence in the 140 countries it is already in, as well as bring Chevrolet to countries that do not currently sell the brand. In his attempt to expand brand awareness and exposure in Russia, it has been reported that the Chevrolet Sonic RS will be making its way to the country in the form of an Aveo RS – and Cincinnati car dealers are happy to hear of this news.
A reputable Russian website, autowp.ru uploaded the photo that allegedly represents the European version of the Chevrolet Aveo RS, which is very similar in look and style to the U.S. spec Sonic RS. The Aveo RS will sport teh same body kit as the U.S. version of the five-door hatchback, and will reportedly come with 138 bhp (103 kW) and 200 Nm, or 148 lb-ft, of torque which will be linked to a automatic or six-speed manual gearbox – all behind its 1.4 liter Ecotec turbocharged engine.
The Aveo will feature the same five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels as the Sonic, and will most likely have leather-wrapped front bucket seats, sport pedals, and a different version of the instrument panel. So far we can report that the European model will be offered in an exterior orange color, and we suspect that it will come with the featured red stitching on the leather-covered shift knob and steering wheel. While Chevrolet has not announced an official release date, the Russian website predicts it will be available sometime within the next year.