The new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic (Hatchback and Sedan)
Comes with hatchback and sedan.
The Chevrolet Aveo is known as one of the least-expensive and least-liked subcompact cars you can buy. Now that Chevrolet has announced the Aveo's replacement, the little econobox will just become a bad memory. Meet the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.
"The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is the small car GM has been saying it will build for decades," says Inside Line. "This time, however, the Sonic has been given a stylish look along with a generous helping of the company's latest technology. Penalty box? No, just a smaller version of the company's best sedans. At least that's how Chevrolet is pitching it."
Still riding the wave of praise for the Chevrolet Cruze, an affordable small car that reviewers like for its upscale feel and comfortable cabin, Chevy is banking on the Sonic to extend the goodwill into the company's newest super-small car offering. AutoWeek reports, "The Sonic will come in two variants: a sedan that resembles a slimmed-down Cruze and a diminutive hatch. Two Ecotec engines will be available, including a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo pushing out 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque that can be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. The standard engine will be a 1.8-liter four-cylinder making 135 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque; it will be offered with a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox."
Autoblog says that, with the Sonic, "it's clear that The General had its sights locked on the Fiesta from the get go. The Sonic hatchback packs more back seat room than its Blue Oval competitor and, with the rear bench folded flat, delivers more cargo room, as well."
While the press hasn't gotten a full look at the sonic, which debuts later today at the Detroit auto show, the early reviewers are positive. "Chevy has built a subcompact car that's appealing for reasons other than price or gas mileage," says Kicking Tires. With the Ford Fiesta already tearing up the affordable small car rankings, and an all-new 2012 Honda Civic set to bow later this year, the Sonic could have its work cut out for it. But, all the competition is only good news for small car shoppers, who suddenly have plenty of strong options to chose from.
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2012 Chevy Sonic 2LS, First Look, O'Donnell Chevrolet Buick, San Gabriel, CA 91776
The all new Chevy Sonic, in Inferno Orange metallic, is such a great
quality compact vehicle. We were impressed with its features and price tag
upon our first review. The simplicity of this vehicle is hardly seen with
its progressive instrument display, to include the RPM gauge and
Speedometer/Driver Information Center. Its hard to believe that Chevy
actually put a 6-speed transmission in this inexpensive sedan. You have to
test drive it to feel its power and comfort. This is a new Chevy! Chevy
Runs Deep. They've turned a corner and we really like where they're taking
us. Find us online at http://www.ODchevy.com or call us at 626-285-3600
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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.
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 - 2011 Detroit Auto
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A month after its Aveo-axing name change, the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
made its public debut in Detroit. On sale this fall in both four-door sedan
and five-door hatchback configurations, Chevy says this space-efficient
subcompact based on GM's sophisticated "global small car" platform will
deliver class-leading people and cargo space to match its aggressive
styling, sporty personality and an impressive roster of standard and
optional features. Aimed at youthful buyers who might be considering
alternatives like the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit, the Chevy Sonic also will
offer the latest in driver-connectivity systems as well as 10 standard
2012 Sonic 2LT, Hatchback, Night View, O'Donnell Chevrolet, San Gabriel, CA 91776
A night view of the 2012 Sonic 2LT hatchback in "Silver Ice Metallic," 1.8
liter engine and 6-speed auto transmission. Congratulations to Antonio on
this purchase! He was very excited to get into this new Sonic, the night
we shot this video. We delivered it the same day he asked for it and it
was a dealer trade to get him the right car. http://www.ODchevy.com. If
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Chevrolet Sonic Roadtrip
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 firsthand how it feels to see a car go from a blank piece of paper to
full production and then drive it from summit to sea.
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 Chevy Sonic LTZ
General Motors yanked back the sheets on its newest sub-compact from
Chevrolet; the 2012 Sonic. The five-door hatch and four-door sedan models
will be available with either a standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine or
an optional turbo'd 1.4-liter mill that
can be ordered up with either a five-speed manual trans or a six-speed
slushbox. At the time of the unveiling, GM was mum on the Sonic's estimated
miles per gallon rating but The General is now ready to talk a little mpg.
The automaker is saying that the 2012 subcompact Sonic will achieve up to
40 mpg highway when it hits the market this fall. Though none of the
numbers have been finalized by the EPA, GM's projected mileage figures seem
highly likely considering that the Sonic packs the same powertrains as the
heftier Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze, which is rated at 24/36 mpg
city/highway, obviously outweighs the Sonic and, therefore, we expect it to
be the less fuel efficient vehicle of the two.
For the sake of comparison, the outgoing Aveo, equipped with a manual
trans, achieved an EPA rating of 25/35 mpg city/highway. The Sonic's 40-mpg
rating would place it on par with the Ford Fiesta and ahead of both the
Honda Fit and the Toyota Yaris
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
A show car version of the new Cruze hatchback will be Chevrolet's star
attraction at this year's edition of the Paris motorshow, which kicks off
on September 30. Even though GM uses the term 'show car', the five-door
hatchback version of the Cruze is virtually production ready minus some
show-floor bling such as the blue hue on the headlamps, big wheels and the
LED daytime running lights.
While keeping the front end and taut body lines of the sedan model, the
refreshingly stylish hatch comes with a sweeping coupe-like roofline and a
unique rear end treatment. GM has not yet issued any photos of the cabin,
but don't expect any changes over the four-door saloon.
According to the automaker, cargo capacity for the Cruze hatchback is close
to 400 liters and will feature 60/40 split rear seating.
The available engine range will most likely be identical to the sedan that
is currently offered in Europe with two petrol engines, a 113HP 1.6-liter
and a 141HP 1.8-liter, plus a 123HP 2.0-liter turbo diesel.
The new Cruze 5-door hatchback will go on sale across Europe mid 2011 with
prices announced nearer the launch date. More markets will get the car
shortly after, though GM has not said if North America will be one of them.
Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe,
beleives the addition of a hatchback version to the range will further
bolster the car's sales.
"Hatchbacks play a critical role in many markets," said Brannon. "The total
compact segment in Europe represents around 4.8 million units which is over
a quarter of the total market, with hatchbacks representing around 65% of
that volume. We therefore expect to see increased business in a number of
regions, while sending out a signal that Chevrolet is now a serious
mainstream player in Europe."
The Cruze hatch is one of four world Chevrolet premieres at the Paris show
and will join the new Orlando MPV, Captiva SUV facelift and the new Aveo.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: A test drive - Autoweek TV
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