Chevrolet may drop the ‘Aveo’ name for next-generation model

2011 Chevrolet Aveo

According to recent reports, there’s a good chance that the next-generation Chevrolet compact will not be called the Aveo. The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, which made its production debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, may drop its name when it begins production in the United States.

The current Aveo, which is imported from South Korea, has never really caught on in the U.S. amongst competitors that include the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and the Ford Fiesta.

In a press release released last week, General Motors said that it will invest $145 million into its Orion Assembly Center. GM”s North American President Mark Reuss said that Orion will become home to Chevrolet”s new small car and the Buick Verano compact sedan. GM never called the Chevy small car the Aveo in the release.

Production of the model is scheduled to begin in summer 2011.

2011 Chevrolet Aveo:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: DriveOn