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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

The Chevrolet 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. The sedan and five-door models are distinctively different. The five-door carries a tight, two-box shape with aggressive, diving feature lines, while the sedan’s “notchback” profile has a more upscale and mature presence. At first glance, the five-door model looks like a three-door hatch because the rear door handles are discreetly located in the “C”-pillar area. The rear of the five-door continues with unconventional details, including exposed, motorcycle-inspired rear taillamps. Details that reinforce Chevrolet Sonic’s quality and attention to detail include chrome grille surrounds and matte black honeycomb grille inserts on all models, while a range of large wheel sizes, including 17-inch alloy wheels, reinforces its sporty demeanor.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic models are powered by efficient, power-dense, small-displacement engines, including the Ecotec 1.4L turbo and the Ecotec 1.8L – the same engines used in the new Chevrolet Cruze. Three transmissions are available: a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic with the 1.8L and a six-speed manual with the 1.4L turbo. The Ecotec 1.4L turbo’s power ratings are estimated at 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 rpm and 4,900 rpm.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

The naturally aspirated Ecotec 1.8L engine has many of the same features of the Ecotec 1.4L turbo. It is a compact and durable four-cylinder engine designed for low maintenance, low emissions and fuel efficiency. Its two-stage variable intake manifold allows approximately 90 percent of peak torque to be available from 2,400 rpm to 6,500 rpm. It is estimated at 135 horsepower (101 kW), along with 123 lb.-ft. of torque (167 Nm) at 3,800 rpm.

Production of the Chevrolet 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.

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  1. ianLaxina says:

    “very intriguing” a worthy rival with the Japanese and Korean counterparts…i’m getting one as soon as it comes out and will park it next to my 2010 AVeo sedan.


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