Styling wise, the visual updates to the Aveo closer align it with the new 2016 Chinese-market Chevrolet Cruze. The two-tier grille returns, which now has a smaller upper section, just like on the Cruze. The headlamps are all new and now utilize a single lens design unlike the outgoing model which has two separate circular sections. The styling remains the same along the sides, while the back is refreshed with a new rear bumper and trunk lid flanked by a set of all-new taillights.
The current Chinese-market Aveo has both 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines on offer, both of which are expected to carry over into the updated model. Prices in China currently start at 81,100 yuan (US $13,029) and extend to 114,800 (US $18,444). The refreshed version is expected to command a similar asking price.
It is unknown if these changes, or similar ones, will eventually find their way onto the Sonic in North America. The new Aveo is expected to be officially unveiled at the Chengdu Auto Show in September.