Chevy Sonic X-Country Adventure of Firsts: Beeline for the Four Corners
After leaving the sprawling city limits of Las Vegas, we made a mad dash for the Four Corners Monument, the quadripoint at which the states of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico meet. En route, we hit such colorful towns as Mesquite, NV, Colorado City, AZ, Fredonia, AZ, and too many others to count.
We spent about eight hours racing the sun in order to get to the Four Corners so we could be the first Chevy Sonic to be in four states at once. And, you know what, we did it! Well, sort of... We arrived at the Four Corners Monument just after dark, but we're still keepin' that one as a first!
Sonic X-Country Adventure: Conquering Colorado
The Sonic X-Country Adventure returns! Today we have a quick video of day three of the journey, which finds the crew in their Sonic conquering the vast terrain of the Centennial State. Check out the video, and make sure to stay tuned for a killer photo installment from this leg of the trip!
SEMA 2011: Behind The Scenes with Sonic Insider
After whipping some Sonics around at the GM Media Drive, we made a beeline for the Las Vegas Convention Center, which was still being prepped for today's SEMA 2011 kick-off. Our man on the spot, SonicInsider.com's own, photog extraordinaire, Lucas Priamo, took us behind the scenes for a quick look at what was to come...
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: 5 Reasons to Buy - AutoTrader
Here are five reasons that the new Chevy Sonic proves buying a small car no longer means giving up on style, quality or features.
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SonicInsider.com Chats With Rob Daehn of Fatlace
As you've no doubt already seen, one of the hands-down, most head turning rides at SEMA 2011 was the Fatlace Sonic. SonicInsider.com's Andy Williamson, a.k.a. "the most nattily clad man at SEMA," took some time out to chat with Rob Daehn, the project manager for the Fatlace Sonic build.
2012 Chevy Sonic Review
This is a review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic by Ron Doron of www.TheDriversSeat.tv. Small and sporty...sounds like a fun combination!
Chevy Sonic at the 2012 Rolex 24
Well, this past weekend we took a trip to the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. After all, 24 Hours of unfettered, non-stop Grand Am racing action sounded just like the diversion we needed. Upon arrival, we carefully selected our set-up spot (not so easy, story for another time), set up camp-- then quickly broke camp-- in search of some serious race-infused entertainment. It was long before lo' and behold, a full-on bow tie bonanza, replete with Sonic at center stage!
Background Music Credit:
CC Music: Kevin MaCleod
Song Title: Ropocalypse
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Interior
Chevrolet Sonic RS Priced From $20,995
Performance-inspired five-door arrives this fall with Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine
DETROIT -- The suggested retail price of the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS with a six-speed manual transmission begins at $20,995, including destination. Sonic RS with the available six-speed automatic transmission starts at $22,280.
The performance-inspired RS amplifies the Sonic's youthful style and driving experience, with unique exterior and interior features. It is offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback that delivers generous rear-seat roominess and cargo space -- up to 47.7 cubic feet (1,351 liters) with the rear seat folded.
Sonic RS is powered by an Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine rated at 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. (200 Nm) of torque. Unique transmission gearing in the six-speed manual, or a 3.53 final drive ratio for automatic-equipped models, enhances the car's sporty feel.
Production begins in October at General Motors' Orion (Mich.) Assembly Center, which received a $545-million investment in upgrades and retooling, helping create or retain approximately 1,800 jobs in the metropolitan Detroit area. Sonic is the only subcompact built in the United States.
Sonic RS exterior features
The front fascia of the Sonic RS has a deep air dam design that enhances the car's road-hugging stance. Vertical intakes at the edges of the fascia reinforce the wide, low proportion and house the fog lamps. Other features include:
.New RS-specific grille
.New rear fascia
.New rear spoiler
.New rocker moldings
.Bright Exhaust outlet
.Unique 17-inch five-spoke wheel design
.Lowered and stiffened suspension with performance-tuned dampers
.A power, tilt-sliding sunroof with express-open and wind deflector feature is available.
Exterior colors include Victory Red, Summit White, Cyber Gray Metallic and Black Granite Metallic -- a new, premium exterior color for 2013.
Sonic RS interior features
The performance theme continues into the cabin with a Jet Black interior exclusive to RS. Features include:
Leather-appointed front bucket seats with sueded microfiber inserts and red RS accents
New sport three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting stitching and racing-inspired flat-bottom design
New, leather-wrapped shifter knob with red stitching (manual transmission)
New aluminum sport pedals
Specific instrument panel cluster graphics
Standard Chevrolet MyLink.
MyLink is standard on Sonic RS and an AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three months of service) stereo with seek-and-scan, digital clock, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, voice recognition for compatible phones and six-speakers.
On Sonic, MyLink operates by integrating the owner's compatible smartphone and stored media -- via Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB -- with the radio. This lets owners enjoy simple, safe and personalized connectivity while their smartphone is safely stowed.
Sonic Insider Chats With Brembo's Danni Jacobs
Corey Mullane, SonicInsider.com's "man on the street," stopped by the Brembo booth at SEMA, met with Danni Jacobs, and discussed the company's custom brake package for the Chevy Sonic. If you plan on tuning your Sonic-- you need this kit in your life!
► Chevrolet Sonic Concepts (2012 SEMA Show) [HD]
We all know about fashion week, and how the best designers in the business showcase their latest collections. But what about the newest trends and styles for cars? SEMA is the world's largest industry-only show for car customization. It's where every automotive professional should be and where every auto enthusiast wishes he or she could be.
This year, more than 70 products are expected to be unveiled, and you'd be surprised as to what you can do to your vehicle when it comes to the latest technology, accessories, add-ons and paint jobs. Some of it is ridiculous, some of it is absurd, but some of it is pretty darn cool. One of the biggest trends this year will focus on styling for small cars, where there's an increasing demand for high-end features like chrome, leather and custom wheels.
Auto manufacturers come to SEMA not only to see the latest and greatest, but also to gauge interest in concepts for their own car lines. Last year, Chevrolet tested the Sonic Dusk, and this year, it's back at SEMA as a production execution.
Sonic X-Country Adventure: Leaving Las Vegas
As promised, here's a quick lil' video piece of Lucas leavin' Las Vegas, in the State of Stance/Flat 6 Motor Works Chevy Sonic, headed for Miami. All the killer footage is courtesy of our friends at Go Pro.
SonicInsider Chats With Neil Tjin
While at SEMA, one of our highlights was getting to interview a handful of the Sonic concept vehicle builders. Here, SonicInsider.com's Andy Williamson spends some time with renowned builder, Neil Tjin, of the Tjin Edition Roadshow, discussing his unique race-inspired Sonic sedan.