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 sub-compact.
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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2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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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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Chevy Sonic | XRide | Episode 2
In May 2011, the Chevy engineers who designed the new 2012 Sonic took the
car out for an extreme real-world road test from Colorado to California.
See how the car performed through a series of grueling tests on and off the
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec Concept (2011 NAIAS)
Chevrolet Creates Waves With The All-New 2012 Sonic
* Small car with aggressive, youthful design in five-door and sedan models
* Available Ecotec 1.4L turbo with an
estimated 138 hp (103 kW)
* Engineered for agile, athletic ride and handling
* Smart connectivity features including MyChevrolet smart phone app
* Only small car built in America
DETROIT -- Chevrolet displayed the all-new 2012 Sonic at the North American
International Auto Show. Its youthful, aggressive design is backed by turbocharged performance and agile ride and
handling, combining to deliver an efficient, fun-to-drive small car.
The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a
sporty five-door. Each delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo
space. A variety of connectivity features enhance the driving experience.
"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," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "Its
combination of great design, fun driving experience and the latest
connectivity features create a serious competitor with a fun spirit."
Production of the Sonic begins later in 2011 at the General Motors Orion
Assembly Center in Michigan, which received a $545-million investment in
upgrades and retooling, and will help restore approximately 1,000 jobs in
the metropolitan Detroit area.
"Chevrolet is the only company building a small car in the United States,"
said Perry. "We believe the Sonic will bring substance to the segment, with
progressive styling, performance and value that will change perceptions of
what a small car can be in America."
Chevrolet Camaro V8 6.2 -- видеообзор + 0-250
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так же прогон с 0 до 260 км/ч. Мы вложили в
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo Z-Spec - Exterior, Interior Walkaround - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ turbo Z-Spec -
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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
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo, On The Road
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