The new generation of the Chevrolet Aveo, or the Sonic as it is known in the United States, is finally here and close to hitting the showrooms, after the company’s UK division has officially announced the price list.

“Much like we did with the Spark, we wanted to take the image of small cars away from being cute and cuddly. Instead we’ve delivered a car that’s striking, bold and has an attitude. It draws on our iconic models, such as the Camaro and Corvette, for its styling influence, with cues such as the distinctive round headlamps and dual-cockpit interior giving it a lot more personality than you’d normally find in this sector of the market”, said the Chevrolet UK managing director, Mark Terry.

According to the automaker, the new generation of the Aveo will be available in eight trim levels, with the 1.2 LS being the cheapest with £9.995, while as the top-of-the-range, Chevrolet is offering the 1.3 LTZ VCDi which, as you probably figured it out yet, it’s a diesel.

Chevrolet is offering the 2012 Aveo with a four-engine choice, the 1.2 liter (86 horsepower) and 1.4 liter (101 HP) petrol and two 1.3 liter diesel units, one of the delivering 75 and the other 95 horsepower, all of them being mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the 1.4 liter versions having the six-speed automatic available as an option.

In the basic trim level, the new Aveo is fitted with remote locking, rear spoiler, CD-stereo radio, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and electric front windows, while for the LT, Chevrolet is offering 15 inch alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls, air conditioning, four-way adjustable driver’s seat, sunglasses holder, driver information centre, Bluetooth phone compatibility, chrome and gearknob surround.

The most expensive version, the 1.3 LTZ is coming with leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, rear parking sensors and automatic headlamps besides the “goodies” named above.

Chevrolet says that the new generation of the Aveo will hit the UK showrooms starting from January 2012 and the full price list can be found below.

Aveo 1.2 LS £9,995
Aveo 1.2 LT £10,995
Aveo 1.4 LT Auto £12,375
Aveo 1.3 LT VCDi Ecodiesel (95g/km) £12,795
Aveo 1.3 LT VCDi 75PS £12,345
Aveo 1.4 LTZ £12,195
Aveo 1.4 LTZ Auto £13,195
Aveo 1.3 LTZ VCDi 95PS £13,615


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