The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic will compete against small cars like Honda Fit, Mazda 2, Toyota Yaris or Nissan Versa. This new Chevrolet is a redesigned and stylish Chevrolet car available as a five-door hatchback or a four doors sedan model. This Chevrolet was revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic goes one step further when it comes to size and quality in the small cars family. The Sonic will be available in two models and equipped with 17 inches alloy wheels, heated front seats and a power sunroof.
The Chevrolet Sonic available on the US market will have the same engine as its “big brother”, the Chevrolet Cruze. That means the new Chevrolet will be equipped with a 1.8 liters four cylinder engine and a five speed manual or six speed automatic transmission. This engine will produce around 135 horsepower and 123 pound feet of torque. As an optional feature, the American version of the Chevrolet Sonic will be available with a turbocharger of 1.4 liter four cylinders engine. This engine will develop 138 horsepower and about 148 pound feet of torque. The turbo engine will be available only with a six speeds manual transmission, so get ready for an amazing adventure.
Of course along with a powerful engine comes an incredible suspension. And the new Chevrolet is equipped with the MacPherson strut front and half independent torsion beam rear suspension borrowed from the Chevrolet Corvette. The 17-inch wheels are equipped with appropriate tires that help the driver handle the car even in more difficult conditions.
When it comes to the interior, the Chevrolet officials said that the new Chevrolet will have more cargo space and rear seat space than any other similar car available on the market. The interior features an incredible dashboard for which you can choose a color from an entire palette of available colors that will also influence the exterior paint. Moreover, the interior of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is designed to be comfortable and functional. For that purpose it uses some items inspired from motorcycles such as the gauge cluster with an analog tachometer. The instrumentation is digital and displays the fuel level, the current speed and other information necessary for any driver.
The gadget components don’t lack either transforming the new Chevrolet into the “perfect toy”. So, the Sonic will be equipped with an USB port, an auxiliary input audio jack, a Bluetooth hands-free wireless communication and a XM satellite radio. Moreover, the OnStar with Turn-by-Turn navigation system is used as well for this impressive 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.
The safety measures will be at high standards on the new Chevrolet. That’s a must-have for any car that wants to be a market leader these days. That’s why the car will be equipped with ten airbags: dual side curtain airbags for the rows of seats, dual front airbags, dual front knee airbags and seat mounted side airbags for the front and rear seats. In addition to this, the car will be equipped with rear drum brakes with ABS, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and Automatic Crash Response service. An interesting feature of this technological wonder is the OnStar subscription which if active will announce authorities by using the telematics system if an accident occurs.
The Chevrolet Company expects the Sonic to become a market leader in its segment because of its style, performance and value. Competitors don’t stand a chance, because this 2012 Chevrolet Sonic may be the missing piece of an amazing and incredible car niche. Definitely: the Chevrolet Sonic will become the perfect choice for many buyers!