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First Official Images of Production-Ready 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Released

While General Motors was busy celebrating the start of Cruze production in Ohio, journalists in Los Angeles were given a sneak peek at the next wave of Chevrolet's small car assault: the 2012 Aveo.

These images, shown at a presentation this morning, are our official first look at the production Aveo in sedan form. As GM promised, the production car seems to bear a close resemblance to the Aveo RS concept shown at the Detroit auto show in January, utilizing the same wide grille, quad headlamps, and aggressive front fascia.

The resemblance continues within, where the concept's interior -- apart from nixing the leather seating -- is carried over with virtually no change. GM's images shows a two-tone brown-on-black cabin, similar to those available on the Malibu and Equinox. Although unusual, we're not surprised to see the digital speedometer display make its way into the production Aveo. (It's also used in the production form of the Chevy Spark microcar.)

GM isn't releasing any other details surrounding the production Aveo, but seeing production is expected to begin late in 2011 in Orion Township, Michigan, we wouldn't be surprised to learn more about the car later this year at either the Paris or Los Angeles auto shows.