July 23rd, 2012 by Ernest Lo
The Chevrolet Aveo shares some truly epic international DNA. The first generation subcompact was originally designed, engineered and marketed in 2002 by GM Daewoo, the South Korean subsidiary of General Motors, and has since been sold worldwide in 120 countries under five brands.
“When we designed it, we set out to produce an alternative to conventional lines and tread new paths in terms of design,” said Giorgetto Giugiaro, explaining the philosophy behind his original design of the Daewoo Kalos from which all Aveo platform offspring, sprung. Included in this international lineage are the Chevrolet Kalos and Aveo and Pontiac G3 and Wave.
To follow the twists and turns this particular platform has made over the years would require a detailed schematic and the ability to read it. The second generation Aveo debuted in 2011 and was marketed globally as the Chevrolet Aveo in North America, the Middle East, Chile, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and South Africa. While in Australasia, the region which includes Australia, New Zealand, and the island of New Guinea, it is sold as the Holden Barina. The 1.4 liter (85 cu in) dual over-head cam engine was offered in Europe, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, India, and the Philippines, and the 1.2 liter single over-head cam engine is available in South Korea, Europe, and India.
The latest interpretation of Giugiaro’s original concept is the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo5. The Aveo 5-door hatchback was marketed as the “Aveo5″ in Canada since its inception, and in the US beginning with model year 2007, in which an Opel ECO-TEC 106 hp 1.6 engine came standard. There is one other common denominator select versions of this platform share, however its particular application remains totally uncomplicated straight across the board. By upgrading the existing air filter in the models listed below with a reusable AEM 28-20320 Dryflow air filter, you can instantly receive a performance boost. AEM’s unique performance air filters are designed to add both horsepower and torque and it’s as easy to replace as the existing stock air filter, without a single alteration required.
AEM has combined the finest elements of cotton and synthetic air filters into a new concept for reusable air filters. The AEM 28-20320 Dryflow air filter never requires oil, eliminating the guesswork of over-oiling the filter. The suggested cleaning interval is 50,000 miles, depending on driving conditions, and when cleaning is called for, cleaning is a breeze. Simply wash it using synthetic air filter cleaner, which removes the dirt and grime, rinse it with water, and let it dry. The 28-20320 air filter is the last air filter you will ever need for your Aveo, and it is backed by AEM’s Lifetime Limited Warranty.
For more information on this product, please visit AEM.