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Successful Cruz model: immediately after the debut, it became the best-selling Chevrolet in the world. Moreover, this result was achieved with only one type of body. Now a hatchback has been added to the sedan (a wagon was also shown at the Geneva motor show, but it will be available later), which allows us to count on a further increase in demand.
It looks like a five-door version in a youthful way, and is perceived as more rapid than a sedan - this effect is created by an altered roof line. Yes, and a spoiler on the tailgate adds a bit of fighting efficiency to the car. True, rounded lights, in my opinion, discord with rectangular front lighting. But this is a matter of taste. But the hatchback is more practical and functional. Firstly, he has more space in the second row (affects the higher ceiling). Secondly, a more flexible transformation of the rear seats: if necessary, you can significantly increase the amount of luggage.
Finally, it is shorter than a sedan, which means it’s easier to find a parking place. But this is in dry weather. If there is slush on the street, then the chances will be balanced, because the Cruz exterior mirrors are quickly covered not only with a cloudy coating, but also with drops. While traveling from St. Petersburg to Ivangorod, I had to wipe them every now and then. However, as soon as they crossed the border and ended up in Estonia, the roads became not only smooth, but also clear - the problem with mirrors disappeared by itself.
Decorations for aluminum - only on the rich versions of "Cruise"
Decorations for aluminum - only on the rich versions of "Cruise". Decorations for aluminum - only on the rich versions of "Cruise".
The movement in the Baltic States is calmer and more measured than ours. There are few cars, so they did not have to overtake often. And thank God! After all, the 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated Cruise engine and sharp overtaking are incompatible concepts. The dynamics can not be called modest. And this is with the mechanics! With a gun, the car becomes completely dull with its 13.5 from acceleration to hundreds. No, my choice is the 1.8-liter version, which rides noticeably brighter. For those who want something hot, it makes sense to tolerate: next year they promise a 1.4-liter turbo modification. Here it will become really fast!
How much this will cost is still unknown. But the prices for the other versions are no longer a secret: the base five-door Cruz is 548, 000 rubles. One of the best deals in the class! This, incidentally, is 24, 000 less than asking for a sedan. Moreover, the initial configuration is by no means poor: an on-board computer, front electric windows, radio, anti-lock braking system, four airbags, heating and electric mirrors, pockets in the backs of the front seats, a rear armrest and even crankcase protection. The basic equipment can be combined with an automatic transmission, which is an exception rather than a rule for this class.
The first to reach the buyers was the Aveo Sedan. And in mid-spring, the turn of the hatchback will come
The first to reach the buyers was the Aveo Sedan. And in mid-spring, the turn of the hatchback will come. The first to reach the buyers was the Aveo Sedan. And in mid-spring, the turn of the hatchback will come.
Another important trump card of Chevrolet on the Russian market this year will be the new Aveo. The previous generation could not compete with the more modern Rio, Solaris and Polo. He lost the battle for buyers, as they say, in one gate. But this segment is growing very fast: if in 2009 its share in total sales in Russia was 15%, then in 2011 it was already 19%, and by the end of January it was an impressive 21%, and they expect further growth! To a large extent, the forecasts are related to the launch of the new Aveo.
This car is really capable of making a rustle! Its truly strong point is the 1.6-liter 115-horsepower engine: all competitors in the basic versions are weaker. The non-trivial design attracts the eye, the most noticeable elements of which are the dual front lighting and an impressive radiator grille. Goldfinch, you can’t say anything! Marketers of the company make a big bet on the wow-effect and believe that it will especially attract young buyers. Former "Aveo" youth avoided because of a modest appearance. And marketers stubbornly argue: only the Aveo in this class has a six-speed transmission. “Polo Sedan” with its six-speed automatic is not taken into account - they say, it has less power. The apogee of marketing marketing! No worse than one hundred percent wool.
The interior is much more interesting than the previous Aveo. Ergonomics have also improved
The interior is much more interesting than the previous Aveo. Ergonomics have also improved. The interior is much more interesting than the previous Aveo. Ergonomics have also improved.
But there is no need to look specifically for the benefits of Aveo. One, but the most significant argument is enough - the price, which starts from the level of 444, 000 rubles. Very tempting! Moreover, the level of standard equipment does not allow accusing Chevrolet of stinginess: there is an anti-lock system, frontal airbags, a radio tape recorder, front electric windows and a central lock.