The five-door counterpart to Chevrolet's Aveo sedan has arrived to make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, touted as a 'fuel-efficient five-door' likely to become the lowest-priced car sold in America when it enters showrooms early nex

The five-door counterpart to Chevrolet's Aveo sedan has arrived to make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, starring alongside a new initiative which will roll out on existing and new Chevrolet models to promote the use of fuel-saving technologies. The Aveo5 hatchback is touted as a 'fuel-efficient five-door' likely to become the lowest-priced car sold in America when it enters showrooms early next year.

A subcompact car designed for the maximising of interior cabin space while reducing exterior dimensions, the Aveo5 is 'small car with a big attitude'. It will retain its signature roominess, which continues to be able to seat five six-foot tall occupants in comfort and an upright seating position.

Set to arrive into North American dealerships from early 2008, the refreshed Aveo5 will boast an introductory environmentally-friendly unit - an advanced 1.6-litre Ecotec I4 engine which delivers more power while providing greater fuel economy. Estimated highway fuel consumption is at 34 mpg in manual transmission guise.

In addition to more efficient engines and the more compact car's more spacious cabin, further equipment is on offer to tempt 'motorists youthful in spirit'. GM's OnStar recovery system is fitted as standard with turn-by-turn Navigation as well as the XM radio system.

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