CHEVROLET AVEO







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 25, 2012
Categories: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Aveo

New Aveo combines dynamic handling, fresh design and spacious comfort

  • Sporty driving experience
  • Assertive, sleek exterior
  • Refined interior with smart storage solutions
  • Efficient, low-emission engines
  • New six-speed automatic transmission

Combining sleek looks, sporty handling, key safety features, fuel economy and versatility, the new Aveo is a small car that makes no compromises.

Chevrolet Aveo

Designed to expand on the success of the first-generation model, the new Aveo is a five-door hatchback that delivers excellent ride and handling characteristics in a sporty and sophisticated design.

Equally at home on the daily commute or a weekend drive to the countryside, the new Aveo is a compelling choice for young and young-at-heart, style-conscious drivers.

The new Aveo has a completely redesigned exterior and cabin, plus a newly developed chassis and body structure, as well as a range of upgraded fuel-efficient, low-emission engines.

Chevrolet Aveo side view

The new Aveo has been engineered to make everyday driving in a small car a dynamic and enjoyable experience, while delivering great value for money. In order to ensure responsive handling, engineers developed an all-new chassis for the Aveo that is among the most rigid in its segment.

Chevrolet Aveo An engaging  drive with safety at its core

The Aveo’s sporty driving experience is integral to its appeal. It consists of an exceptionally rigid body-frame-integral structure, with the upper body and the frame engineered as a single unit, ensuring a more mass-efficient and stiffer structure. Advanced steels provide considerably greater tensile strength, which improves occupant safety.

A MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar, and a torsion beam axle-mount compound link-type rear suspension, deliver a tempered, stable ride. The vehicle’s outstanding feedback to the driver is enhanced by electronic stability control (ESC) and an electric power-steering system (EPS), which is fitted to all models. This sophisticated support system includes a wear compensator to guarantee consistently precise steering as the vehicle ages.

The advanced body-frame-integral structure is also key to the vehicle’s advanced safety performance. In the event of an incident, the roof can support up to 4.2 times the car’s weight. A set of carefully tuned sensors is wired to six airbags, which are standard, as is a four-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist.

The driver can activate cruise control with speed limiter function. Once the set maximum speed is reached, the system triggers an audible alarm.

The Aveo also offers a quiet, relaxed driving experience. Refined noise-control measures have, in some instances, resulted in a damping performance that is 40 per cent greater than with previous materials and techniques.

Chevrolet Aveo Distinctive five-door bodystyle

The Aveo’s external styling brings a youthful feel and sportiness to the class. At the front, a large twin grille with centrally positioned badge immediately identify it as a Chevrolet.

Distinguishing features include exposed, motorcycle-inspired headlamps, devoid of any lens cover. They are housed in dual tubes, with high-gloss black bezels and chrome rings. As with the Chevrolet Spark, the rear door pull handles sit in the upper section of the door, creating a coupé-like appearance.

Chevrolet Aveo Sporty sophistication inside

The interior of the Aveo has a level of finish and attention to detail more typically seen in more upmarket cars. The distinctive dual-cockpit derives from the Chevrolet Corvette – one of the world’s most iconic sports cars – plus a wraparound instrument panel that flows into the doors.

The instrument cluster reflects the motorcycle theme on the exterior by incorporating a round speedometer and a digital LCD readout. Ice-blue ambient backlighting adds a stylish feel.

Smartly designed stowage features include two gloveboxes – one with an integrated USB outlet* – plus various compartments and door pockets, as well as three cupholders. All electronic devices installed in the upper glovebox can be operated through the steering-wheel controls or radio interfaces*.

The Aveo’s boot provides 653 litres of space, ranking it among the best in class, with the 60/40 rear seat folded.

Chevrolet Aveo Efficient and fuel-saving powertrains

Fuel efficiency, enjoyable driving and a small environmental footprint were the main criteria guiding the design of the Aveo’s engine line-up. The 1.4-litre petrol engine (100PS) gives the Aveo lively acceleration and an immediate feeling of performance during low-speed driving.

The petrol engine range also includes 1.2-litre units rated at 86PS plus a 1.3 VCDi diesel engine. The latter is the first VCDi diesel to appear in a small Chevrolet in Europe, and features common-rail fuel injection, stop/start technology and a variable-geometry turbocharger. It is available with two power outputs – 75 and 95PS – with the latter also offered in low-emission EcoDiesel form.

The petrol engines feature dual-overhead camshafts and variable valve timing; the cast-iron cylinder block is based on a hollow frame structure. The 1.2 and 1.4 have a cast-iron bedplate that provides a stiffer structure, resulting in quieter and smoother engine performance.

Fuel consumption and emissions are among the best in the sector with the 95PS 1.3-litre EcoDiesel capable of returning 78.4mpg on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions for the range start from just 95g/km for the 1.3-litre EcoDiesel.

The Aveo is the first Chevrolet small car with a six-speed automatic transmission. Available with the 100PS 1.4-litre petrol model, it offers smooth changes and is perfectly suited to urban driving.

Chevrolet Aveo High equipment levels

Like all Chevrolet models, the Aveo delivers remarkable value for money. Priced from £9,995, the Aveo is available in three trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ. Equipment levels are high across the range, with the range-topping LTZ featuring standard features normally reserved for bigger and more expensive cars. All models are covered by Chevrolet’s Five-year warranty.

Chevrolet Aveo Exterior Design

All-new Chevrolet Aveo looks bold, sleek and refined

  • Visual expression of stability, performance and aerodynamic efficiency
  • Exposed, round headlamps deliver a sparkling look to the vehicle’s face
  • Coupé-like design thanks to hidden rear door handles

In line with its agile, athletic image, the all-new Aveo exhibits a purposeful, assertive appearance. From every angle, the new Aveo features exterior forms that convey strength, stability and sportiness. A 114mm offset between the roof rails and shoulderline, along with a track width of 1509mm and pronounced wheelarches, ensure a confident, grounded posture. Progressive, raked bodylines imply performance and suggest swift movement even when the car is stationary.

The Aveo boasts a number of design cues that immediately identify it as a Chevrolet. One of the most prominent exterior features is the large, dual-port grille and iconic badge sculpted into the crossbar separating the upper and lower elements. The badge is also located on the tailgate, and carries an acrylic-encased dimpled gold finish for a crisp, three-dimensional appearance.

A key design element distinguishing the new Aveo is its exposed, round headlamps. They are devoid of the traditional lens cover and were inspired by the lighting seen on motorcycles. Two dual tubes, with high-gloss black bezels and chrome rings, carry the quad-reflector lamps, bringing a sparkling look to the face of the vehicle.

The bonnet surface features a subtle crease and crisp outboard scallops, running from the cowl to the forward bonnet line for a swept, aggressive appearance. All wheels feature Chevrolet’s five-spoke design and are available in 15in steel, as well as 15 and 16in alloy styles.

Chevrolet Aveo Coupé-like appearance with five-door functionality

The Aveo’s exterior design is characterised by a taut, two-box design with aggressive feature lines and short front and rear overhangs. A sharply forward-swept shoulder line extends from the upper rear body to the front wheelarches. It runs in parallel to the lower body side scallop, accentuating the car’s forward-moving feel.

Another distinctive Chevrolet feature are the rear door handles, which are almost invisible at the rear upper portion of the door behind the glass. Just as in the Chevrolet Spark, the result is a three-door-like appearance with five-door functionality. The front-door handles are black on entry models, and body colour-matched on LT and LTZ models.

The rear hatch glass is curved at the outboard edges to flow in unison with the vehicle’s rear quarters – a level of sophistication usually found in more premium segments. A colour-matched spoiler for enhanced aerodynamic performance runs along the top and sides of the rear window.

Similar to the layout of the headlamps, the hatchback’s tail lamps are exposed and consist of dual element reflector lamps framed by high-gloss black bezels and chrome rings.

Chevrolet Aveo engine

Chevrolet Aveo Precision work: minimised body panel gaps and weld joints

The exterior fit and finish on the new Aveo exemplify the attention to detail apparent throughout the vehicle. Door-to-door, door-to-bumper, bonnet-to-bumper, and lamp-to-fascia gaps, for example, are no more than 3.5mm.

Additionally, all surfaces are free of cladding or unnecessary trim, delivering an unembellished, pure appearance. Secondary surfaces, such as areas seen around door openings, have been styled for a flush, finished appearance. This was achieved through welding techniques that ensure a cleaner surface in these areas as well as minimising sealing between sheet joints, and improving corrosion protection.

Chevrolet Aveo Interior Design

A stylish, convenient and smart cabin with excellent practicality

  • Dual-cockpit theme and motorcycle-inspired design elements
  • Plentiful and smart storage areas
  • Comfort and connectivity: three trim levels

Complementing the Aveo’s bold new exterior design is a stylish, user-friendly cabin. Designed to engage occupants with everything they see, touch or hear, the Aveo’s interior combines high quality materials with creature comforts and flawless practicality.

The new Aveo features Chevrolet’s signature dual-cockpit theme, originally a trademark of the Corvette. Another key design element in the cabin is the wraparound instrument panel that flows from the dash into the doors.

The mid-instrument panel is finished in dark titanium while the upper instrument panel and upper door surfaces are black. To the left and right of the instrument panel, circular air conditioning outlets stand proud of the panel surface. Non-woven materials were used to fabricate the headliner, rather than the traditional felt applications more common in the segment.

The instrument cluster continues the motorcycle-inspired theme introduced by the vehicle’s exterior. It incorporates a round analogue speedometer set in an asymmetrical LCD readout, with a large digital display. Both the instrument cluster and the integrated console design are illuminated with Chevrolet’s ice-blue ambient backlighting for a more luxurious look and feel.

A three-spoke steering wheel reinforces the theme of sporty refinement. A silver-metallic finish on the bottom spoke section and leatherette trim around the rim are standard in LTZ spec, while cruise control with speed limiter is available on all trims.

Chevrolet Aveo Abundant, practical and discreet storage opportunities

The new Aveo offers generous storage space throughout the cabin. This includes an under-seat pull-out drawer and a storage compartment beneath the boot floor. The luggage capacity is 290 litres with the 60/40 rear seats up, and 653 litres with them folded. To further enhance the Aveo’s practicality, the front seats have an unusually large range of adjustment: 189mm forward, 54mm rearward, 28mm up and 37mm down.

The two-compartment upper glovebox has outlets for USB and auxiliary devices, enabling discreet connectivity of iPods, smart phones, and other electronic devices. A second, large glovebox features a lid that is damped for quiet and smooth operation.

Finally, large pockets on both sides of upper console provide easy-to-reach storage areas for mobile phones, CDs and other items.

Chevrolet Aveo Comfort and connectivity tailored to satisfy different needs

As tastes and comfort requirements vary significantly, as does use of modern communications and entertainment equipment.

Two configurations of radios with four or six speakers and auxiliary device control are available. The audio system is capable of playing personal devices, such as an iPod, through either the radio or steering-wheel-mounted controls. The radio offers USB/iPod as well as Bluetooth connectivity for wireless devices, along with hands-free phone operation.

Air-conditioning features as standard on all Aveo models, and includes a pollutant-filtration system.

Chevrolet Aveo Engines and transmissions

Powertrains designed for efficiency and responsiveness

  • New 1.2 and 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engines
  • Advanced engineering optimises performance and efficiency for all engines
  • New 1.3-litre VCDi diesel with stop/start technology

With new petrol engines and a first-for-the-brand small VCDi diesel, the Aveo’s powertrain line-up combines excellent drivability with low emissions and impressive fuel efficiency. In a market where running costs are one of the major buying considerations, the new Aveo offers engine options to suit all needs and budgets.

Fuel-efficient 1.2 and 1.4 petrol engines

All new for the Aveo, the petrol engine feature a cylinder block based on a hollow-frame structure, with a cast-iron bedplate. This stiff foundation ensures exceptional balance, smoothness and a quieter ride. Chevrolet’s engineers also succeeded in raising the compression ratio to 10.5:1, increasing fuel efficiency and improving emissions.

Both the 1.2 and the 1.4 litre petrol engines feature dual-overhead camshafts and variable valve timing. The four-valve head design provides increased airflow as well as optimised cooling circuitry and inlet ports. Depending on the engine speed and operating conditions, the valve timing can be tuned for optimum performance over a wide range of engine speeds while reducing fuel consumption.

Among the key features contributing to the 1.2 and 1.4’s durability and overall performance is improved oil circulation. This has been achieved by integrating an oil/water heat exchanger that allows maximum interstage cooling and keeps pressure loss to a minimum. The cylinder block and lightweight aluminium cylinder head have dedicated bores to improve oil lubrication of the timing gears. Piston-cooling oil jets also enhance oil lubrication, thereby increasing the engine’s longevity.

Other highlights of the engines include a 6.3mm silent chain drive and an exhaust manifold manufactured from stainless steel, with integrated catalytic converter.

The 1.2-litre petrol engine, which is expected to be biggest seller in the Aveo range, delivers 86PS, and 115Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Performance figures for the manual transmission 1.2 Aveo include a top speed of 107mph and a 0-62mph time of 13.6 seconds. Fuel consumption with the manual transmission on a combined cycle is 60.1mpg, while emissions are 111g/km. The 1.4 petrol engine delivers 100PS, and 130Nm of torque at 4000rpm. All petrol engines are fitted with stop/start as standard.

Chevrolet Aveo New VCDi diesel makes Aveo cleanest Chevrolet to date

The new Aveo is the first car to feature Chevrolet’s new 1.3-litre VCDi diesel. Available in three forms, this powerplant is the first diesel to appear in a small Chevrolet in Europe, and offers remarkably low CO2  emissions and fuel economy of up to 78.4mpg. It features a high-performance common-rail fuel-injection system and an advanced, electronically controlled variable-geometry turbocharger with intercooler. The entry-level model develops 75PS and 190Nm of torque from 1,750rpm, while the more powerful 95PS version produces 95PS and 210Nm of torque from 1,750.

In addition, a third ‘eco’ version of the 95PS engine is available. This engine can return 78.4mpg on the combined cycle and has CO2 emissions of 95g/km.

Chevrolet Aveo All-new transmission line-up includes six-speed automatic

A five-speed manual transmission is standard with the 1.2 and 1.4 petrol units, while a new GM Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic is optional with the latter. A six-speed manual transmission is offered exclusively with the 95PS 1.3-litre VCDi diesel.

Both five-speed manual transmissions use a single-piece, lightweight aluminium housing and feature triple-cone synchronisers for first and second gears, which ensure smoother low-gear engagement and easier shifting characteristics.

The Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic available with the 1.4 represents Chevrolet’s first application of a six-speed automatic front-wheel-drive transmission on a small car.

With the unique automatic design, all the gearsets are positioned on the same axis as the engine crankshaft centreline, making the entire powertrain unit shorter and ideal to package into the Aveo.

Chevrolet Aveo Ride and handling

New Aveo delivers a confident and engaging driving experience

  • Responsive characteristics tuned for European driving tastes
  • Stiff body structure incorporates advanced steels
  • Standard ESC, brake assist and EBD
  • Advanced sound deadening reduces road noise

The Aveo delivers ride comfort and responsive handling traits designed to match the best in class. Thanks to a chassis specifically tuned for the European market, the Aveo combines athletic responses with a refined and compliant ride.

A chassis that delivers confident road manners

A wheelbase of 2525mm, combined with wide, 1509mm front and rear tracks, give the Aveo a firmly planted stance that contributes to a balanced driving experience. Another key factor is the Aveo’s body structure that ranks among the stiffest in the global small-car class. Throughout the vehicle’s structure, 10 per cent more spot-welds are used, while some of the steel exhibits tensile strengths of 1000MPa or higher – considerably stronger than the 340-550MPa seen in the previous generation Aveo.

The chassis’ main underbody rails run continuously from front to rear, providing great strength, while a long, six-mount engine cradle keeps the noise down, while delivering smoother ride and handling dynamics. Specifically tuned engine mounts – including a hydraulic mount – are tailored to the engine’s inherent torque axis, effectively disrupting the transmission of vibration and noise. This configuration also helps control the transfer of momentum, resulting in improved dynamic balance.

Complementing the strong body structure are suspension systems tuned for responsive ride and handling qualities. All models feature a MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs, anti-roll bar and side-load-compensated front strut modules, designed to reduce sliding friction.

The rear suspension incorporates a specifically adapted compound torsion beam, which has a double-wall, tubular V-shape beam profile with gas-charged dampers. This design combines all the advantages of a conventional torsion beam axle – minimal space requirements – with low weight and consistent camber control. Thanks to the rear suspension’s compact dimensions, the 46-litre fuel tank fits between the rear wheels, so the seats can be mounted low for greater overall vehicle balance.

Chevrolet Aveo Sophisticated noise control

A stiffer structure also facilitates insulation of the powertrain and suppression of road and wind noise. Thanks to a drag co-efficient of 0.30Cd, the Aveo has an excellent wind noise rating of 40.5dB at motorway speed. Special damping mats, tailored to each specific powertrain package, absorb high-frequency noise transfer. Other measures aimed at achieving a quiet, pleasant cabin comfort level include the use of thicker glass for the windscreen and windows, and the application of composite nylon baffles in various structural intrusions, plus formed resin or felt blanket lining the bonnet.

Liquid-applied sound deadening (LASD), by means of melt-on patches, is strategically applied to the interior body structure, dampening smaller section joints that might resonate over time. When compared with more conventional, adhesively applied damping material, these patches fit almost perfectly in the areas to which they are applied. As a result, LASD achieves up to 40 per cent greater sound damping performance over adhesively applied materials.

Chevrolet Aveo Inside

Tight turning circle and advanced driving aid systems

An array of electronic systems assist the driver in manoeuvring the Aveo through everyday traffic and more challenging driving situations. Its turning circle is a tight 10.1 metres, and less than three turns lock-to-lock, which are among the best in segment. In 1.2 and 1.3-litre diesel cars, electric power steering (EPS) is fitted, which saves fuel compared with an engine-driven power-steering pump. In order to ensure precise steering action over the system’s life, a wear compensator continually adjusts its interaction with the steering gear.

The standard electronic stability control (ESC) system can apply individual brakes selectively to counterbalance oversteer and understeer, helping the driver maintain control. It also ensures more precise, controlled performance of the anti-lock system as well as exceptional traction and yaw stability.

The Aveo is equipped with a four-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) that uses data input from wheel-speed sensors to reduce stopping distances. The enhanced steering control during braking manoeuvres coupled with the brake assist system (BAS) provides more efficient emergency braking. An integrated electronic brake distribution (EBD) system proportions brake pressure.

Front disc and rear drum brakes are standard, along with low-compressibility brake pads. The front brakes feature vented single 54 or 60mm piston steel calipers, depending on engine, while at the rear, 19 or 20.6mm piston steel cylinders are used.

Chevrolet Aveo Safety

New Aveo offers enhanced safety and security

  • Strong body structure with five-star EuroNCAP rating
  • Fine-tuned airbag deployment sensors
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Improved pedestrian protection

Safety was an overriding objective for the Aveo’s design and engineering team. As a result of this approach, it features an array of safety features and sophisticated electronic control systems designed to make it one of the safest small cars around.

Integral to the Aveo’s design is its exceptionally strong body, provided by a body-frame-integral (BFI) structure. This is a single, welded unit consisting of full-length, high-strength frame rails and a safety cage. Welded tubular-section members frame the door apertures and support the roof, while steel members reinforce the doors.

High-strength steels

More than 60 per cent of the body, plus the six-point-mounted engine cradle, is made from high-strength steel. Ultra-high-strength steel is integrated in the forward portion of the rockers and the centre cross bar. The Aveo’s engine cradle distributes energy in frontal and side impacts. It is another structural element that helps optimise occupant safety. Together with the front bumper system and the engine compartment rails, the engine cradle bars absorb the brunt of a frontal crash.

Reinforced front hinge and A- and B-pillar zones help maintain the integrity of the passenger compartment. The roof can withstand forces more than four times the car’s weight. There is a releasable pedal assembly to reduce the risk of lower extremity injury, while the rear of the car is built to protect the fuel tank by diverting impact energy away from it.

Intelligent sensor suite, six airbags fitted as  standard

A set of sensors that controls the deployment of six standard airbags is mounted into Aveo’s structure. The centreline of the vehicle incorporates the sensing and diagnostic module. Upon receiving data from the car’s sensors, this electronic device establishes the severity of the impact and whether to deploy the airbags. In terms of specification, the Aveo features single-stage airbags for the driver and front passenger, plus roof-rail airbags and side-impact airbags as standard.

The B-pillar features two side-impact sensors that prompt the roof-rail airbags, as well as seat-mounted thorax airbags and seatbelt pretensioners. If the Aveo’s onboard sensors register excessive roll on a flat road surface, the brakes are activated to reduce lateral force.

When activated, the Aveo’s cruise control with speed-limiter function enables the driver to set a maximum speed and the system triggers an audible alarm once this speed is reached. Optional ultrasonic parking assist alerts the driver via an audible signal about the proximity objects located directly behind the Aveo. Meanwhile, an engine immobiliser offers a measure of security against theft.

Chevrolet Aveo ecotec engine

Reduced risk for pedestrians

All five seats have three-point seatbelts, with the front seats also featuring seatbelt pretensioners. The rear seating positions are equipped with ISOFIX child-seat latching system. Pedestrian safety hasn’t been ignored, either. The Aveo’s bumper system includes an energy absorber that surrounds the bumper beam. The elements are specifically designed to reduce the force of a potential impact.

Another major source of serious physical injury in car/pedestrian accidents is the secondary collision with the engine block. To help reduce this, a greater clearance between the bonnet and its relating hinge structure and the engine block has been allowed for.

Specification and pricing

High equipment levels and competitive pricing for new Aveo

  • Aveo priced from £9,995 on-the-road
  • High levels of standard equipment across the range
  • Three trim levels with a choice of four engines and two transmissions

Priced from only £9,995 for the 1.2 LS model, the Aveo builds on Chevrolet’s reputation for delivering great value for money. However, it’s more than the keen pricing that will make it appeal to customers.

With its dramatic sculpted front end styling and imposing wedge-shaped profile, the New Aveo brings a sharp, edgy feel to the supermini segment. The cabin also boasts high quality materials and offers exceptional levels of cabin space.

Even in basic trim, the Aveo gets features such as air-conditioning, cruise control, remote locking, a rear spoiler, CD-stereo radio, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and electric front windows.

The mid-range LT model adds more luxury features – 15-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls,, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, sunglasses holder, a Driver Information Centre, Bluetooth phone compatibility with music streaming, and a chrome gear knob surround, yet is priced from a very competitive £10,995 on-the-road.

The top specification LTZ variant has features normally reserved for bigger and much more expensive cars, including a leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, six speakers, rear parking sensors and automatic headlamps. Prices start at £12,195.

Four engines are available – a 1.2-litre petrol unit developing 86PS, a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 100PS and two 1.3-litre VCDi diesels, with power outputs of either 75 or 95PS. All except the 1.3 VCDi 95PS come with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard (the 95PS VCDi has a six-speed), while the 1.4-litre models have the option of a six-speed automatic.

All Aveos are backed by a five-year warranty for further peace of mind for owners.

Model Engine Transmission CO2 emissions Insurance group (50) On-the-road price
LS 1.2 petrol 86PS 5-speed manual 111g/km 5E T2 £9,995
LT 1.2 petrol 86PS 5-speed manual 111g/km 5E T2 £10,995
LT 1.3 VCDi 75PS 5-speed manual 99g/km 6E T2 £12,345
LT 1.4 petrol 100PS 6-speed auto 147g/km 7E T2 £12,375
LT 1.3 VCDi Eco 95PS 5-speed manual 95g/km 9E T2 £12,795
LTZ 1.4 petrol 100PS 5-speed manual 125g/km 7E T2 £12,195
LTZ 1.4 petrol 100PS 6-speed auto 147g/km 7E T2 £13,195
LTZ 1.3 VCDi 95PS 6-speed manual 108g/km 10E T2 £13,615
Model 1.2-litre petrol Manual 1.4-litre petrol Manual 1.4-litre petrol Auto 1.3-litre (75PS) VCDi Diesel Manual 1.3-litre (95PS) VCDi Diesel Manual 1.3-litre (95PS) VCDi Diesel Eco Manual
Engine data
Engine, location: front, transverse in front of axle front, transverse in front of axle front, transverse in front of axle front, transverse in front of axle front, transverse in front of axle front, transverse in front of axle
Cylinders, number: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Bore (mm): 73.4 73.4 73.4 69.6 69.6 69.6
Stroke (mm): 72.6 82.6 82.6 82 82 82
Displacement (cc): 1229 1398 1398 1248 1248 1248
Compression ratio: 10.5 10.5 10.5 16.8 16.8 16.8
Output (kW/PS at 1/min): 63 / 86 @ 5600 74 / 101 @ 6000 74 / 101 @ 6000 55 / 75 @4000 70 / 95 @4000 70 / 95 @4000
Torque (Nm at 1/min): 115Nm @ 4000 130Nm @ 4000 130Nm @ 4000 190Nm @ 1750-2500 210Nm @ 1750-2500 190Nm @ 1750-2500
Transmission, type: manual manual auto manual manual manual
Final drive ratio 4.188 4.625 4.112 3.737 3.722 3.550
Clutch, type: hydraulic hydraulic hydraulic hydraulic hydraulic hydraulic
Suspension front: MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension rear: Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Performance
Top Speed (mph) 107 108 109 101 108 108
Acceleration 0-62 mph (s) 13.6 12.2 13.1 14.2 12.6 11.7
Model 1.2-litre petrol

Manual1.4-litre petrol Manual1.4-litre petrol Auto1.3-litre (75PS) VCDi Diesel Manual1.3-litre (95PS) VCDi Diesel Manual1.3-litre (95PS) VCDi Diesel Eco ManualFuel economy           urban48.741.534.065.658.867.2     extra-urban68.962.755.383.178.485.6     combined60.953.344.874.368.978.4CO2 emissions (g/km)1111251479910895Dimensions      Exterior Length (mm)403940394039403940394039Exterior width excluding mirrors (mm)173517351735173517351735Exterior Height (mm)151715171517151715171517Wheelbase (mm)252525252525252525252525Track front (mm)150915091509150915091509Track rear (mm)150915091509150915091509Luggage capacity (L) 2nd Row seat up290/653290/653290/653290/653290/653290/653Turning circle; wall to wall5.035.035.035.035.035.03Kerb weight (kg)106410891117117211851165Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)153915751600164716751605Payload (kgs)472483483475490440Fuel tank capacity (L)464646464640