turbocharged 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Pushes Performance
Unique exterior and interior styling, sport-tuned suspension and standard MyLink
DETROIT -- A hotter Chevrolet Sonic is about to sound off -- the 2013 Sonic RS. It goes on sale in late 2012, after making its public debut at the North American International Auto Show Jan. 14-22.
The new RS amplifies the Sonic's youthful style and driving experience with unique exterior and interior features matched with a 138-horsepower (103 kW) Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine. Sonic is the only vehicle in its segment to offer a turbocharged powertrain.
"The new Chevrolet Sonic RS pushes Chevrolet's performance heritage in a new direction, for a new generation of drivers," said Chris Perry, vice president of Global Chevrolet Marketing. "It takes the Sonic's great design and latest connectivity features and combines them with a more performance-oriented look and feel."
The Sonic RS is offered exclusively in the five-door body style. Chevrolet's exclusive MyLink infotainment system is standard. It enables navigation directions downloaded through a smart phone to be shown on the radio's large display, and offers the personalized connectivity of Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio.
Sonic RS exterior features
■New front fascia with new fog lamp design
■New RS-specific grille
■New rear fascia
■New rear spoiler
■New rocker moldings
■Unique mirror cap finish
■Retuned sport Exhaust with chrome outlet
■Unique 17-inch five-spoke wheel design
■Lowered and stiffened suspension with performance-tuned dampers
The more-aggressive look of the Sonic RS is inspired by the concept that debuted in Detroit in 2010. The Sonic RS will be available in Victory Red, Summit White, Cyber Gray Metallic and Black Granite Metallic, which is a new exterior color for the 2013 Sonic.
"The Sonic RS remains true to the progressive spirit of the concept and brings an unmistakable attitude to the segment," said John Mack, design director for the Sonic. "From every angle and every touch point, it is a car that is unabashed in its performance statement -- and one that drives Chevrolet's performance legacy into its second century."
One of the most-dramatic cues from the concept carried into the production model is the Sonic RS's front fascia, which 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.
Sonic RS interior features
■New front sport seats
■New sport steering wheel with thicker rim and racing-inspired flat-bottom design
■New shifter knob (manual transmission)
■New aluminum sport pedals
■Specific instrument panel cluster graphics
■RS-specific interior trim color for the instrument panel and door trim inserts.
"Like the exterior, the Sonic RS's interior looks and feels the part of a true performance car," said Mack. "The seats are firm and provide great lateral support during quick cornering and the feel of the thick, flat-bottom steering wheel is a feature driving enthusiasts will truly appreciate."
The Sonic RS's interior is a connected environment, with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment seven-inch color touch screen radio. This system allows customers to bring customized music libraries into the vehicle and use their smart phones and Bluetooth connectivity to access Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio and navigation. Navigation directions downloaded through a smart phone can be displayed on the screen and, when the vehicle is stopped, users can project video and even personal photo albums onto the screen from their phone.
Sonic RS performance
The Sonic RS is powered by a standard Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine that is rated at 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) -- and provides an immediate feeling of power that is sustained across the rpm band, for a greater feeling of performance at lower rpm. It's matched with a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic.
Unique gear ratios for the six-speed manual transmission and unique final drive ratio for the automatic give the Sonic RS a sportier feel than non-RS models.
Complementing the segment-exclusive turbocharged powertrain is MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar, and a semi-independent, torsion beam axle-mount compound link-type rear suspension -- featuring a robust, tubular V-shape beam -- with gas-charged shocks. The front and rear tracks are identical at 59.4 inches (1,509 mm), for well-planted stability and balance.
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS 6MT
Engine: turbocharged inline-four, 1.4
Output: 138 hp/148 lb-ft
Weight: 2811 lb
0-60 MPH: 8.1 sec (est)
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 29/39 mpg (est)
Base Price: $20,200
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Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback 2013 Review [AUTO TV]
Conventional wisdom (and spy photos) told us that the next Chevrolet Aveo
hatchback would draw heavily upon the styling of the Aveo RS concept, and
now we know that to be fact. The production-ready Aveo five-door you see
here will debut at the Paris auto show later this month in European-market
Compared to the RS concept, the front fascia has been toned down, the slim
side mirrors have been replaced with more practical/legal units, and the
19-inch wheels are gone, replaced by smaller rollers that nevertheless
nicely fill the wheel wells. Carrying over, however, are subtly flared
wheel arches, aggressively angled lighting elements with black surrounds,
"hidden" rear door handles, and a roof spoiler. Chevy says it was going for
a "sporty hot-hatch" design, and while the Aveo's no Mazdaspeed 3 in the
looks department, the new model at least looks hotter than its way-dorky
Longer and wider than the current version—the forthcoming Spark will take
up the tiniest-car torch for Chevrolet in late 2011—the new Aveo should
boast commensurately increased interior space. Expect improved interior
materials and design, too, as the production car will retain the concept
car's funky, motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster and have a wraparound
dash that can be color-coded to the car's exterior. Available technology
includes Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
European buyers will be able to choose from four gasoline-engine
options—a 1.2-liter in 70- or 86-hp strengths, a 1.4-liter making 100 hp,
or a 115-hp 1.6-liter—as well as a 1.3-liter diesel four making 75 or 95
hp. Depending on the engine, a five- or six-speed manual transmission will
be the base gearbox; an optional six-speed automatic transmission will be
available with the 1.4- and 1.6-liter engines. The usual caveat: Expect
only the largest gas-fired stuff to make it to the U.S.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Turbo LTZ Hatchback 6-spd Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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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
.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
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
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.
Chevrolet Aveo hatchback review - CarBuyer
The Chevrolet Aveo boasts high levels of standard equipment, and a new,
motorbike-inspired interior. The funky rev counter and LED speedometer add
a sporty touch to the Aveo's cabin, while the coupe-inspired styling,
including hidden rear door handles and aggressive headlights, adds even
more kerbside appeal. The Aveo is more practical than the excellent Suzuki
Swift, and with prices set to undercut many of the class leaders, Chevrolet
has created a tempting package. A new diesel version should also be one of
the most frugal cars in its class too.