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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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
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2012 Chevy Sonic Flying Promo Car
2012 Chevy Sonic Flying Promo Car at the atlanta international auto show
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video shows the car landing but the car flew throughout the Chevy section
of the car show.
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban LTZ 4X4 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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2012 SONIC TRANSMISSION CHOICES.wmv
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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
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Powertrain Options: 1.4 L 4-Cylinder turbo or a 1.8 L 4-cylinder with a 5-Speed Manual
or 6-Speed Automatic
BASE ENGINE SIZE 1.4 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS Inline 4
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 148 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm
horsepower 138 hp
@ 4900 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 36.1 ft.
Weights and Capacities
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 105.2 cu.ft.
CURB WEIGHT 2847 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 14.9 cu.ft.
Competitors: Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, Honda Fit, Mazda 2, Toyota Yaris,
Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent
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."
Detroit 2011: Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec Concept Review
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Having already released full details and photos of the Sonic Hatchback and
Sedan earlier in the day, when it came time for the big reveal at the
Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet rolled out a third model as well -- the
Z-Spec. While only a concept, it does give a glimpse at a possible in-house
tuning arm for the bowtie brand's small car line.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS - WR TV 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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