Also in today's show: another Saab story, Mercedes confirms a new model to be built in Alabama and funeral services are set for Dan Wheldon. For more on Saab click on http://bit.ly/n18aMa at autoweek.com.
A hot lap in a Formula One car - Autoweek TV
Also in today's show: Holden revives a concept, Amelia Island celebrates a
curious anniversary and Aston Martin pulls back on its Le Mans car. For
more on the Holden, click on http://bit.ly/oEIHgc at autoweek.com.
Inside the Designer’s Studio
A conversation with Jaguar Chief Designer Ian Callum
Jaguar USA AND Autoweek joined forces at the Hilton Head Island Motoring
Festival to bring exclusive, behind-the-scenes access any car fanatic would
put high on a list of must-do events.
Jaguar special guests and Autoweek Advisors were treated to the car-guy
insights of Jaguar Chief Designer Ian Callum, who admitted that, among
other things, he started drawing cars at just 3 years old. “I would draw
mechanical things around the house,” he said. “Appliances, cars, even
the Hoover [vacuum]."
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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.
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
Song name: Black and Yellow instrumental
2012 Chevrolet Sonic first look from Consumer Reports
General Motors makes up for lost ground with their pleasant and spunky new
subcompact. GM loaned Consumer Reports two versions of the Chevy Sonic so
our engineers could take a first look. Learn more about the Chevrolet Sonic
and other small cars on our website: http://bit.ly/kSwuc8
Real World Test Drive 2012 Sonic
If you haven't seen a Chevy Sonic commercial on TV... there's a reason.
Grant Winter takes us for a Real World Test Drive and tells us about a
unique marketing plan:
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Walkaround
A thorough walkaround presentation of the all new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Hatchback. Dave Ramsey gives a detailed description of the all new
Chevrolet sonic. Learn about the Chevrolet Sonic and what to look forward
to. Give us a call at 1 (877) 673 0184
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.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo, On The Road
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http://www.ANProximityMarketing.com (Mobile Advertising). On the road with
Roosevelt, Ron and Kathy in 2012 Chevy Sonic LTZ turbo 6 speed manual at media launch in San