[ UPDATE: The Chevrolet Aveo notchback sedan has been launched in Malaysia. Click here for more details! ]

Here are more photos of the 2006/2007 Chevrolet Aveo, including shots of the back.

Now that I’ve looked through Chevy’s car portfolio, the headlamp design is actually similiar to the Chevrolet Cobalt as well as the Toyota Vios. Similiarity to the Vios ceases when looking the back profile. The lights are rather Lancer-ish. Another car which has carried this look is the old Mercedes C-class. I don’t really understand the obsession with the Altezza-style crystal brake lamps. It makes the car look so “Brothers”.

In the USA, the Chevrolet Aveo sedan of the previous incarnation has been the best-selling small-sized car for the 13th straight month in August.

Some basic statistics for you guys to get an idea of how big it is. The length of the car is 4310mm, width is 1710mm and height is 1495mm. As a comparison, the Toyota Vios’s length is 4285mm, it’s width is 1695mm and it’s height is 1435mm. So this Chevrolet Aveo Sedan is actually slightly bigger than the Vios in every way – length, width, and height.

Engine options showcased at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show were 1.2 and 1.4 litre models. Apparently the 1.2 litre is very fuel efficient, rated at 6.8 litres of fuel for 100km, and the 1.4 litre model uses 7 litres of fuel for 100km for manual transmissions. For auto transmissioms, Chevrolet says you need to add 0.6 litres to those figures. The car comes with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

Doesn’t the car look so much better without those crystal headlamps?!

Expect 3-door and 5-door hatchback versions of this new Chevrolet Aveo to appear by the end of the year.