The first all-new Chevy Aveo has rolled off the mass-production line at GM Korea’s Bupyeong plant in Incheon, South Korea. The new Aveo — to be called Sonic in the United States — will go on sale in Korea in March and will continue its global roll-out in the following months.
The production of the Aveo at Bupyeong brings the plant’s operations to full capacity, joining other GM Korea plants operating at full capacity in Gunsan and Changwon. Based on GM’s global Gamma II architecture — the Aveo/Sonic was developed by GM Korea and follows the Chevy Cruze as GM’s second truly global vehicle (save for the name). It will be available in sedan and hatchback body styles (pictured below) with a range of modern four-cylinder ECOTEC engines mated to five- and six-speed transmissions.
The GM Authority Take
This car can’t come soon enough to replace the current, almost intolerable Aveo.