Ah the venerable Chevrolet Aveo. It's been on sale in the U.S. since 2003, when few automakers were offering a subcompact. Darin Cosgrove, admin at AveoForum.com, sent me this graphic illustrating the big-ol' spike in Aveo sales during last year's Cash For Clunkers program. The Aveo had the second largest spike in subcompact sales (+159%) during this time, and helped the Aveo become the sixth best-selling subcompact in the U.S. in 2009, with 38,516 units sold.
Since then, the Aveo has continued to sell well for Chevy, possibly spurred on by the renewed interest in buying American (athough the vehicle is manufactured in South Korea). As of June,1 2010, the Aveo had sold a respectable 14,749 units. And, with a redesign on the way, the Aveo should continue strong into the next decade.