Chevy Aveo RS at the 2010 Chicago auto show

Chevy Aveo RS at the 2010 Chicago auto show

2010 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL – John Cafaro is on the design staff of General Motors

The Aveo RS show car, finished in electric Boracay Blue, wears global Chevrolet design cues such as the dual element grille, round taillamps and fender flares, but designers turned up the attitude on the show car with low openings and a lower mouth trimmed in a combination of brushed and polished aluminum. Outboard fog lamps are integrated into an exaggerated brake-cooling inlet that flows into the front fender flares, creating an aggressive-looking face.

The Aveo RS show car is powered by the same highly efficient 138-horsepower (103 kW) 1.4L I-4 Ecotec turbocharged engine that will be available in the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze.

A six-speed manual transmission is designed to ensure the car will provide a spirited driving experience.

For the show car, designers created a special engine cover in graphite silver with a brushed aluminum insert. The coolant and power steering fluid fill caps are rimmed in ice blue, and the honeycomb vents flanking the center of the cover are matte-finished in shadow chrome and designed to match the wheel color.

PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS: AVEO RS SHOW CAR

Model: Chevrolet Aveo RS show car
Body style / driveline: five-door, five-passenger front-engine transaxle, front-wheel drive subcompact car
Engine: 1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4 with VVT (138 hp / 103 kW “ est.)
Transmission: M32 six-speed manual
Wheels: 19-inch

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.