In the subcompact market, things like standard aluminum wheels are big news. Guess what? 2012 Chevrolet Sonic comes standard with aluminum wheels. Honestly, are we really so. But the biggest news, upcoming econobox Chevy is really fun to drive. This is a reversal of the previous Aveo, which is sold exclusively on the bargain-basement price. Sonic, on sale this autumn, aims to attract buyers of quality, features, and to use the phrase abused by German car manufacturers, driving pleasure.
Chevrolet Sonic subcompact news. There is not much wrong with the word itself, but for many other elements of popular culture (fast food drive-ins, the hedgehog video game, the basketball team in Seattle earlier) is easily mind that "American car affordable."
Chevrolet Sonic held up well. Lap times, walked all the drivers present nearly two seconds faster than Sonic the Fit next fastest, but some of them is surely due to the superior acceleration at high speed. Honda, which is geared shorter, feel better at low revs. And Ford has less body roll. But Sonic seems to be performing very well against the Fit and Fiesta and Mazda Chevrolet seconds direction is light and responsive on turn-in.
Must be practical and affordable
Sonic is an economy car, which means sacrifices in comfort. The rear seats have an armrest and cupholders, but are sufficient living space, even behind a driving position lower down six. Both sedan and hatchback Sonic share the same wheelbase 99.4 inches. The four-door, with 173.1 inches, is 14.1 inches longer than the hatch, but lost in the space race of 14 cubic feet of trunk space in the hatch is 19. The gate also has headroom a little better in the rear seats. The cargo area in the five-door, but not as broad or clever as the Honda Fit has a removable false floor that creates a flat surface when the seats are folded. There is also a place for the cargo deck to slide behind the rear seats.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic wheels, air conditioning, central locking, keyless entry, stability control, airbags, and an impressive 10.
We're not quite ready to leave the "super" prefix Sonic, but it seems to mark the return of small cars in America, not just a name. As part of GM's restructuring, Sonic will be built in Lake Orion, Michigan. The good news for Chevy, however, is that Sonic calls in the background as a coach and not as a piece of patriotism with flags.