This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Chevrolet Aveo (11-15) review.

Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The biggest difference between the Kalos and the Aveo is the quality of the interior. Transforming the previously tired and drab cabin, the classier facia and tasteful chrome highlights on the door speakers and audio controls are a vast improvement. The seat and steering wheel are adjustable to help drivers of all shapes and sizes get comfortable quickly while the leather steering wheel and gearlever on LT models add a little elegance to the interior.

The supportive driver’s seat is a big help on longer journeys and all passengers enjoy decent headroom and legroom throughout. As with most cars of this type, the rear seats are better suited to children as three adults will find it a bit of a squeeze. On the plus side all models come with air-conditioning as standard (except the entry-level S) and an auxiliary MP3-player socket.