Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meet the 2012 Chevy Sonic

The Sonic is Chevrolet's newest small car. It was developed first and foremost to be fun to drive, along with the unexpected ride and handling characteristics. It blends the affordability and practicality of a small car with athletic and agile performance. It's a leader in interior roominess and versatility. This small car has 10 standard air bags, IIHS's Top Safety Pick. Find out more about the vehicle on www.chevrolet.com/sonic ....also stay tuned for my hand's on review of the Sonic.

  •   Available efficient Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine rated at an estimated 138 horsepower (103 kW) – 18 horsepower (14 kW) more than Ford Fiesta – that delivers competitive fuel economy. It’s the same engine used in the Chevrolet Cruze in a smaller, lighter package for a greater feeling of performance 
  • Standard Ecotec 1.8L engine paired with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions    
  • Ecotec 1.4L turbo available with a six-speed manual transmission 
  • Ride and handling tuned by Chevy Corvette engineers; standard electronic power steering and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing 
  • Sedan model offers segment-best trunk capacity that is greater than most compact cars; hatchback and sedan offer better rear-seat roominess than Ford Fiesta. With a rear seat that folds nearly flat, the Sonic hatchback has greater cargo capacity than Fiesta 
  • Connectivity includes OnStar with six months of Turn-by-Turn navigation. Available features include XM Satellite Radio, USB and Bluetooth functionality and MyChevrolet mobile application with OnStar MyLink vehicle connectivity
  •   Remote start, heated front seats and sunroof, all rarities in the segment
  • Comprehensive safety features include 10 standard air bags, antilock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and OnStar with Automatic Crash Response.

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