Chevrolet Aveo Is Worth Considering

When it comes to Indonesian markets, many European and US cars manufacturer suffers from the basic misunderstanding plaguing the Indonesian car buyers that causes them to purchase Japanese or Korean cars instead. The misunderstanding is that European and US cars are expensive and a pain to maintain. However, nothing could be further than the truth.

Let’s have a look at Chevrolet Aveo. Right of the bat it is a lot cheaper to other Japanese car in its class. The Chevrolet Aveo available in manual and automatic transmission priced at Rp 155,500,000 for the manual and Rp 171,500,000 for the automatic version. So the price is pretty sensible.

For the size, the Chevrolet Aveo is 3,920 mm long, 1,680 mm wide and 1,505 tall capable of housing 4 grown adult without any problems. And with a ground clearance of 181 mm sufficient to clear even the highest speed bump in the city. The car only weight 1,125 kg and powered by 1.5 liter E-TEC II In-Line 4 Cylinder, SOHC gasoline engine.

The body is constructed with Monocoque with 41% High Strength Steel equipped with standard safety such as side door impact beam and collapsible steering column. Security features such as Electric Remote and Alarm keyless entry and engine immobilizer are also available as standard on all models.

The exterior is pretty compact with Alloy Wheel, 185/60 R14 which fits well with MacPherson struts up front and torsion beam axle at the rear suspensions. The two front air dams next to the rear view mirror give it a bit of a sporty looks. The contour and sharp creases gives a muscular impression without unnecessarily bloating the body sacrificing stability.

The interior is pretty simple with gray and black two tones color. The interior is made of plastic but maintain its looks complete with four speakers Double DIN, Radio, CD with Theft Deterrent System and I-pod Ready audio systems capable of playing CDs and MP3. The dark colored Digital Odometer and Double Tripmeter available behind the three spoke steering wheel and a digital clock also available at the dashboard. The dashboard allows a better outside view from the driver perspective.

Though something need to be said about the engine that is a bit unresponsive for a car its size, the Chevrolet Aveo is still more than Rp 100 million cheaper than Honda Jazz or Toyota Yaris and that made Chevrolet Aveo a car worth considering.