Just a week after pulling the wraps off of the refreshed exterior of the new Chevrolet Aveo, sold in North America as the Sonic, Shanghai GM has unveiled the car’s updated cabin. The popular family car goes on sale in China in June, and will offer more user-friendly interior amenities along with a clean yet sporty exterior look, the company says.
New additions to the interior include a map case attached to the front seat, a coin holder on the floor console and a card slot on the center console, which also features a storage compartment on top. The rear seats can now be folded all the way down in a 60/40 split, allowing for easier transport of larger items. It will also adopt the Sonic’s motorcycle-style instrument gauge cluster with a digital readout, although the version in the Aveo has an integrated cover and an all-new polygon-shaped tachometer – a change which could carryover to the U.S. Market Sonic.
Additionally, the new model will be available with a 7-inch touch screen, a feature rarely seen in the Aveo’s segment in China. This will be coupled with Chevrolet’s MyLink system which can also be found in the Trax compact crossover, another recently released model in China. It includes a multimedia player, Bluetooth phone connectivity, Siri Eyes Free and intelligent voice navigation.