With its dramatic sculpted front end styling and imposing wedge-shaped profile, the New Aveo brings a sharp, edgy feel to the supermini segment. The mid-range LT model adds more luxury features – 15-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls, air conditioning, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, sunglasses holder, a Driver Information Centre, Bluetooth phone compatibility, and a chrome gear knob surround, yet is priced from a very competitive £10,995 on-the-road. The top specification LTZ variant has features normally reserved for bigger and much more expensive cars, including a leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, rear parking sensors and automatic headlamps. Prices for the LTZ start at £12,195. Four engines will be available from launch – a 1.2-litre petrol unit developing 86PS, a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 101PS or two 1.3-litre diesels, with power outputs of either 75 or 95PS. All come with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the 1.4-litre models have the option of a six-speed automatic. Full technical specifications and equipment levels will be confirmed ahead of the car’s showroom debut in January 2012.