All-New Chevrolet Sonic - North American Sedan version.
The American auto maker revealed that it will power all the Sonic models with efficient, power-dense, small-displacement engines, including the Ecotec 1.4 liter turbo and the Ecotec 1.8 liter, that are now also seen on the new Chevrolet Cruze. The company said that with the 1.8 liter engine, three transmissions that include a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic are available, while only a six-speed manual transmission is available with the 1.4 liter turbo engine.
Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car
Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car, which boasts peak performance
of 767 hp. The 918 RSR is an evolution of the 911 GT3 R and the 918 Spyder
hybrid concepts last year. The 918 RSR is powered by the 563 hp. V8 from
the RS Spyder racer and has electric motor on each of the front wheels that
provide 75 kilowatts each for a total net horsepower of 767 at peak.
Regenerative braking creates the electric power, which is stored with a
New Chevrolet Cruze Driving + interior/exterior (HD)
Even before the first models reach U.S. dealers, the Chevrolet Cruze is
among the fastest-growing nameplates in the world with sales rising an
average of 18 percent per month. Internationally, customers have purchased
140,000 Cruze in the first six months of 2010 and a total of 270,000 since
Cruze launched in the spring of 2009 in Europe, followed by other major
markets, such as China in summer of 2009. Cruze will begin arriving at U.S.
dealerships in September. With U.S. models produced in Lordstown, Ohio,
Cruze will be the only compact car built in the U.S. for the 2011 model
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT
sedan. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic @ 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Chevrolet debuts the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic on Day one of the 2011 Detroit
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► NEW 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan
The Aveo 4-door Sedan joins it's cousin the hot hatch 5 door in the
Chevrolet lineup. Welburn discusses in detail the "personality" behind the
Aveo design, and the inspiration for its appearance inside and out. As more
people around the globe are looking at small cars, it's important for them
to know that small doesn't have to be boring, and this car has a spacious,
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
A show car version of the new Cruze hatchback will be Chevrolet's star
attraction at this year's edition of the Paris motorshow, which kicks off
on September 30. Even though GM uses the term 'show car', the five-door
hatchback version of the Cruze is virtually production ready minus some
show-floor bling such as the blue hue on the headlamps, big wheels and the
LED daytime running lights.
While keeping the front end and taut body lines of the sedan model, the
refreshingly stylish hatch comes with a sweeping coupe-like roofline and a
unique rear end treatment. GM has not yet issued any photos of the cabin,
but don't expect any changes over the four-door saloon.
According to the automaker, cargo capacity for the Cruze hatchback is close
to 400 liters and will feature 60/40 split rear seating.
The available engine range will most likely be identical to the sedan that
is currently offered in Europe with two petrol engines, a 113HP 1.6-liter
and a 141HP 1.8-liter, plus a 123HP 2.0-liter turbo diesel.
The new Cruze 5-door hatchback will go on sale across Europe mid 2011 with
prices announced nearer the launch date. More markets will get the car
shortly after, though GM has not said if North America will be one of them.
Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe,
beleives the addition of a hatchback version to the range will further
bolster the car's sales.
"Hatchbacks play a critical role in many markets," said Brannon. "The total
compact segment in Europe represents around 4.8 million units which is over
a quarter of the total market, with hatchbacks representing around 65% of
that volume. We therefore expect to see increased business in a number of
regions, while sending out a signal that Chevrolet is now a serious
mainstream player in Europe."
The Cruze hatch is one of four world Chevrolet premieres at the Paris show
and will join the new Orlando MPV, Captiva SUV facelift and the new Aveo.
2012 Chevrolet SONIC
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4DR Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Welcome everyone to the all new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ in 4 door sedan
It's been in the works for awhile now, as a replacement to the tired Aveo.
On that front, it now sport multiple futuristic design cues, and all new
features. Many of these highly unique aspects are explained throughout this
complete review of the vehicle.
This review consists of explaining many unique features and aspects of the
overall car, complete with a demonstration of the engine, through the start
up process, which in this case does include a remote start demonstration.
This video is designed to educate potential buyers and enthusiasts alike on
one of many new vehicles on the market today.
Detroit 2011: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback and Sedan World Premier Review
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Originally launched at the Paris Auto Show as the new Chevrolet Aveo,
General Motors is rebranding the car as the Sonic. With the Aveo name
hardly revered in the industry it's more than just a smart marketing move,
giving an all-new name to an all-new car.
The new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic (Hatchback and Sedan)
Comes with hatchback and sedan.
The Chevrolet Aveo is known as one of the least-expensive and least-liked
subcompact cars you can buy. Now that Chevrolet has announced the Aveo's
replacement, the little econobox will just become a bad memory. Meet the
2012 Chevrolet Sonic.
"The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is the small car GM has been saying it will build
for decades," says Inside Line. "This time, however, the Sonic has been
given a stylish look along with a generous helping of the company's latest
technology. Penalty box? No, just a smaller version of the company's best
sedans. At least that's how Chevrolet is pitching it."
Still riding the wave of praise for the Chevrolet Cruze, an affordable
small car that reviewers like for its upscale feel and comfortable cabin,
Chevy is banking on the Sonic to extend the goodwill into the company's
newest super-small car offering. AutoWeek reports, "The Sonic will come in
two variants: a sedan that resembles a slimmed-down Cruze and a diminutive
hatch. Two Ecotec engines will be available, including a 1.4-liter
four-cylinder turbo pushing out 138 hp
and 148 lb-ft of torque that can be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The standard engine will be a 1.8-liter four-cylinder making 135 hp and 123
lb-ft of torque; it will be offered with a five-speed manual or a six-speed
Autoblog says that, with the Sonic, "it's clear that The General had its
sights locked on the Fiesta from the get go. The Sonic hatchback packs more
back seat room than its Blue Oval competitor and, with the rear bench
folded flat, delivers more cargo room, as well."
While the press hasn't gotten a full look at the sonic, which debuts later
today at the Detroit auto show, the early reviewers are positive. "Chevy
has built a subcompact car that's appealing for reasons other than price or
gas mileage," says Kicking Tires. With the Ford Fiesta already tearing up
the affordable small car rankings, and an all-new 2012 Honda Civic set to
bow later this year, the Sonic could have its work cut out for it. But,
all the competition is only good news for small car shoppers, who suddenly
have plenty of strong options to chose from.
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2011 Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec Concept
General Motors seems intent on banishing all memories of the unloved Aveo
-- so much so that it's gone and renamed its entry-level fighter in the
States. While we're still not 100-percent in love with the name (we can't
get visions of spiky-haired hedgehogs out of our heads...), all three
flavors of the Sonic do appear to be vastly improved over the machine they
replace, though one of them, the Z Spec, is still in the concept stage.
More than anything else, they look vastly better both inside and out, but
until we get a stint behind the wheel we'll hold off final judgment.
According to Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing, "The
all-new Chevrolet Sonic blends the practicality of a small car with the
passion for driving that Chevrolet vehicles like the Corvette are known
for." That won't be the only time you'll ever hear someone mention the
Sonic in the same sentence as the Corvette. In fact, Chevy tells us that
Corvette engineers are responsible for the ride and handling of the
The Sonic will be available in both sedan and hatchback bodystyles and with
either a 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed
automatic, or a 1.4-liter turbocharged
mill with 138 horsepower that's hooked to
either an automatic or manual with six forward ratios. For those keeping
track, these are the same engines available in the slightly larger Cruze.
You'll also get a gauge cluster inspired by motorcycles, OnStar
connectivity, 10 airbags and plenty more
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