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 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 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 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 Chevy Sonic 2LS, Night View, O'Donnell Chevrolet, San Gabriel, CA 91776
The Sonic is fun. We display the night view of interior controls and
illuminations with the all new Sonic. The simple, yet progressive, design
will grab your attention and make you feel like you're driving a car of the
future...and you are! Chevy is back and they have brought with them higher
quality and better safety and designs. They've kept the price tag low and
affordable for anyone on a budget or looking for an entry level vehicle.
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2012 SONIC TRANSMISSION CHOICES.wmv
You've seen the engines, now look at what puts the power to the road. The
ALL NEW 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has some great transmission choices to suit
The new 2011 Land Rover Defender X-Tech
Land Rover Defender is arguably one of the coolest SUVs in the world, and
this new limited edition is the best version of the car yet. The Land Rover
Defender X-Tech to be launched at 2011 Brussels Motorshow, comes as both
three and five-door versions and features a few extras inside and out.
The exterior is available in Zermatt Silver, enhanced by a contrasting
Santorini Black finish to the roof and wheel arches. And, for the first
time, this Defender is fitted with unique gloss black 16 inch Saw Tooth
alloy wheels, to create a sense of raw utilitarianism. The interior is
available in Ebony and the seats offer the addition of leather side
bolsters, for a more refined finish.
The Defender X-Tech is available in the 90 Hard Top Commercial derivative,
also get a full range of accessories to enhance capability and
individuality. All Defender X-Tech models are powered by the 2.4 litre
common-rail diesel engine which delivering 360Nm torque for effortless
towing and enhanced on-road performance and acceptable fuel efficiency.
The sales of the Defender X-Tech commence March 2011 starting at GBP
Detroit 2011: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback and Sedan World Premier Review
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Originally launched at the Paris Auto Show as the new Chevrolet Aveo,
General Motors is rebranding the car as the Sonic. With the Aveo name
hardly revered in the industry it's more than just a smart marketing move,
giving an all-new name to an all-new car.
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 LT Sedan Start Up, Quick Tour, & Rev With Exhaust View - 1K
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT
This Sonic has the 138 HP 1.8L DOHC 4 Cyl & it's paired to a 6 speed auto.
The Sonic has quite a large engine considering it's a sub-compact. Though
I feel this to be a rather unrefined engine. A tad on the buzzy side &
somewhat excessively noisy at idle which concerns me. Not sure if it's
this car or normal operation of this engine. It's quite comfortable up in
front but the back seat is off limits for tall passenger. I really hope
running into the hatch version next.
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT Start Up and Review 1.4 L 4-Cylinder Turbo
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Powertrains: 1.8 L 4-Cylinder or 1.8 L 4-Cylinder turbo with 6-Speed Manual or 6-Speed Automatic
Features: Bluetooth, OnStar, Cloth Seats, Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door
Locks, AM/FM/Satellite Stereo System, USB Port, AUX Input, A/C, Tilt and
Telescopic Steering Wheel
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 1.4 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS Inline 4
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 148 ft-lbs. @ 1850 rpm
horsepower 138 hp
@ 4900 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 36.1 ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 12.2 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 305.0/402.6 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 25/33 mpg
BASIC 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
ROADSIDE 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
RUST 6 yr./ 100000 mi.
Competitors: Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the 2013 Sonic: Chevrolet is
starting to prove to other Japanese automakers that they are not messing
around anymore. This can be applied to the Sonic a car that was once a
cheap Aveo has now gone upmarket with much technology and a sporty
character that couldn't be said with the Aveo. Inside you will find it to
be very unique with a fun character on the interior and comfortable seats
as well as a futuristic touchscreen. The Aveo comes in a hatchback or a
sedan. All in all great car from Chevy, but can it handle the competition
from the hot selling Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta. We think so.
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
with any vehicle requests or questions. Feel free to ask for one of our
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