Frankfurt 2007: Chevy Aveo falls down ugly tree in Frankfurt, hits every branch

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Ladies and gentlemen, the new Chevy Aveo for the European market is proof positive the grass is not always greener on the other side (at least for now). Previously known as the Kalos in Europe, the new Aveo five-door should vaguely remind you of the same car sold in the U.S. as the Aveo5. Except, that is, for the hyperbolic front end with its gargantuan grille. When we first reported on the car prior to the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, there were actually many readers who commented on how much they liked the car’s new looks. These people are more than welcome to move to Europe, as far as we’re concerned. (I’m into my fourth stein at the moment, so excuse me for my frankness). The cherry on top of the Aveo’s design is surely its fender vents, which tie with those on the 2008 Ford Focus for most useless.

What’s worse, the Aveo is powered by your choice of a 1.2L producing 84 HP or a 1.4L producing 98 HP, neither of which is powerful enough to whisk you away from the pointing and giggling you’ll encounter while behind the wheel. Chevy calls the interior “high-class”, though we think you’ll agree after seeing it in pictures that the wide expanse of unadorned black plastic says otherwise.

We said earlier that the grass isn’t greener on the other side for now because, well, this car could be coming to the U.S. At the moment, both the U.S. and Europe are sold similar version of the Aveo four-door sedan. While Chevy still offers us the current gen Aveo5, there’s a good chance it will be replaced with this one soon. Sigh…

Gallery: 2008 Chevy Aveo 5-door (EU)

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