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When the Aveo5 was facelifted a couple of years back, it also received the newer dashboard from the four-door model, a welcome addition considering that the cabin in the pre-facelift model looked and felt far from modern in terms of design and perceived quality.

With the newer dashboard, the Aveo5's cabin now feels more bang up to date. Perceived quality has also increased a notch thanks to the textured surface on the dashboard and newer switchgear like the tactile feeling air-con knobs. The factory fitted stereo head unit not only looks good but is easy to operate as well. The circular air-con vents are a nice design touch that lifts the cabin ambience too.

One element that was carried over from the old Aveo5 is the steering column stalks. The stalks look and feel ancient and there's no excuse for having a haphazard arrangement for the fog lamps switches - the front fog lamp is operated by the left stalk while the rear fog lamp is operated by the right stalk that also controls the wipers.

The Aveo5's driving position is also far from perfect. The driver's seat is set too high - you feel like you're sitting on the car rather than in it. The Rio has a non height adjustable driver's seat as well but at least the chair is set slightly lower than in the Aveo5 so that one will not feel like he or she is sitting on top of the car.

At the rear, the Aveo5's passengers are endowed with reasonably good amounts of space and headroom. There are no air con vents for those at the rear in both the Rio and Chevy but their seat backs and benches are both comfortable enough. The Rio, despite an exterior that somehow looks more compact than the Aveo5's feels like it has more legroom in the rear although headroom is not as generous as in the Chevy.

Up front, the Rio basically features the same driving environment since it was launched nearly half a decade ago. The updated car gets minor (and hardly noticeable) detail changes like a new steering wheel, new instrument cluster, sports pedals, two-tone fabric seats and a dealer fitted head unit with AUX and USB connectivity. There's little wrong with the design of the dashboard but the surfaces and the materials feel rather hard and rough to the touch, making the cabin lacking in perceived quality. The air-con knobs aren't up to scratch either - they look like those on a home appliance like a rice cooker.


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