Fans of the first-generation Chevy Aveo (aka Daewoo Kalos) will be pleased to find out that the vehicle is the best-selling car in Mexico so far this year. Year to date, the old-school
Daewoo Chevy Daewoo with a Chevy badge sold 22,398 units, giving it a cumulative market share of 19.1 percent.
That’s a trend that will most likely continue given that the bow tie brand is making one important improvement to Aveo in offering an automatic transmission in the base LS trim level, making the vehicle the most affordable sedan with an automatic gearbox in the country. The Aveo is still sold with the ancient (but practical and proven) 1.6 liter E-Tec engine making a whopping 103 horsepower and the auto box will be a four-speed unit.
Aveo is available in the familiar LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels and is sold alongside its ultimate replacement — the Sonic. The former has a starting price of 129,900 pesos ($9,575 USD), but opt for the automatic Aveo LS and you’re looking at 164,900 pesos ($12,088). For that much, we’d rather get the new Spark (starting price of 118,700 pesos, $8,749) or Sonic (179,600 pesos, $13,238) — both of which are a lot more modern vehicles. Besides these models, Chevrolet offers the Matiz (yup, the Daewoo Matiz), Cruze, Malibu, Camaro, and Corvette as part of its car lineup in Mexico.