Over 30 000 women as well as some of South Africa’s top female motoring journalists have voted the Chevrolet Aveo Hatch as the winner of the ‘Value for Money’ category in the 2013 Women’s Car of the Year competition. The five-door hatchback has out-paced formidable rivals in the hotly-contested sub-compact segment, proving its worth yet again as a sensible, budget-friendly buy.
With a retail price of just R126 000, the Chevrolet Aveo Hatch features a capable 77 kW 1.6-litre petrol engine and a spacious cabin to complement its savvy exterior design and funky attitude. Also featuring ABS, two front airbags, air conditioning, ISOFIX child seat anchors in the rear and a 5-year/ 120 000 km warranty, the Aveo Hatch lives up to the prestigious title it now carries.
The Women’s Car of the Year competition, which is curated by Women on Wheels as a supplement to women’s magazines including O, the Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, House and Leisure and Cosmopolitan, has seen its biggest public participation this year as well as a diverse judging panel. Judges included Lindsay Vine Smyth of IGNITION TV, Liana Reiners from Car and Leisure magazine, Vuyi Jabavu of Driving in Heels and Charleen Clarke – editor of Women on Wheels and convenor of the competition.
Chevrolet Brand Manager at General Motors South Africa, Tim Hendon, says: “The Chevrolet Aveo Hatch is one of the country’s most budget-friendly vehicles where space, good looks, important safety equipment and a perky engine all come together and at an exceptionally affordable price. We are delighted that the country’s women have voted it as a category winner in the 2013 Women’s Car of the Year awards.”