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T300 Chevrolet Aveo updated with classy new face, instruments in China

Chevrolet has given its Chinese market T300 Aveo sedan and hatch range a facelift that brings it into line with the brand’s new corporate look.

Up front the revised Aveo ditches the T300’s exposed circular headlights for a set similar to the ones used on the Chinese market second generation Cruze. The new headlights frame the brand’s reworked dual-port grille. At the rear the sedan sports a revised set of tail-lights, although the hatch’s rear has yet to be official revealed. Indicators are integrated into the wing mirrors, and there’s also new 16-inch alloy wheels to be found in the range.

The interior’s biggest change can be found ahead of the driver, with the motorcycle instrument pod ditched in favour of a more classically styled hooded cluster. Top-spec models, at least, will feature a large neon-coloured tacho next to a large LCD screen with a built-in digital speedometer.

Up scale models will feature a 7-inch touchscreen for the entertainment system that includes Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free voice commands for those with iPhones and smartphone-dependent sat nav.

It’s unknown at this stage whether the facelift will be applied to Aveos sold in other markets, or indeed the Chevy Sonic marketed in the US and elsewhere, as well as the Australian Holden Barina.