Chevrolet Sonic News

  • 2017 Chevrolet Sonic

    Chevrolet’s popular subcompact, the Sonic, is being updated for the 2017 model year. The updated version makes its debut next week at the 2016 New York Auto Show and brings a fresh look plus some latest technology. ALSO SEE: 2017 Buick Enclave gets Sport Touring Edition trim Some of the new tech, either standard or available, includes Chevy’s latest MyLink infotainment system with 7.0-in touchscreen, 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotsport, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, rear park assist, rearview camera, power driver’s seat, keyless open and start, and heated...

  • Rob Dyrdek reverse-jumps Chevy Sonic RS to new record
    Rob Dyrdek Sets Reverse Car Jump Record In Chevy Sonic: Video

    Jumping cars is tough. Television and movies make it look simple to the point we've been desensitized, but it's no mean feat to jump and land a car--and that's when it's going forward. Doing it in reverse? That's just crazy. Fortunately Rob Dyrdek is crazy. READ: 2015 Subaru WRX, STI Models Priced...

  • Chevrolet Sonic RS rally car on the set of Transformers 4 movie
    Chevrolet Sonic RS Rally Car Is Latest To Join Transformers 4

    Not a week goes by without news emerging of yet another car destined to appear in the upcoming Transformers 4 movie. The latest is a Chevrolet Sonic RS rally car, a photo of which was posted online by the movie’s director Michael Bay and described as the “ultimate Sonic RS" and...

  • Chevy's B-Spec Sonic SEMA concept
    Chevy Joins The B-Spec Fray, Shows Race-Prepped Sonic At SEMA

    Announced in 2011, the B-Spec series (sanctioned by both the SCCA and Grand Am) is arguably the cheapest way to go racing on a professional level. Up to now, the series has starred the Honda Fit, the Ford Fiesta, the Kia Rio, the Fiat 500, the MINI Cooper, the Toyota Yaris and the Mazda2. Now...

  • Chevrolet Sonic Dusk concept
    Production Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Set For 2012 SEMA Show

    Remember the Sonic Dusk concept car that Chevrolet presented at last year’s SEMA show? Well, the concept has since been confirmed for production and will be appearing in its final form at this year’s SEMA show, which takes place next week in Las Vegas. The idea behind the original...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
    Chevy Wants To Teach You The Joy Of Rowing Your Own Gears

    After years of declining market share, sales of manual transmission cars are oddly on the rise. Take Chevy’s compact Sonic, for example: something like one-in-five leave the dealer’s showroom with a manual transmission. Just a few decades back, learning to drive a manual transmission...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ

    Chevy's Sonic Turbo, introduced last year with a six-speed manual gearbox, now offers a six-speed automatic transmission option, too.

  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
    Chevy's Sonic RS To Get MyLink Connectivity

    Chevy is including its MyLink infotainment system in the upcoming Sonic RS, as well as higher-trim models of the Spark.

  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
    2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Live Photos: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    With no additional power over the regular Sonic fitted with Chevy’s turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, the new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS is more trim level than standalone model but we’re sure this won’t put off too many buyers. That’s because the Sonic RS comes pretty...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
    2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    The production version of last year’s teasing Aveo RS Concept, the new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS has been revealed today ahead of its debut next month at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The aggressive looking hatchback is the latest addition in GM’s new small car onslaught and the good news...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
    2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Spotify Invites For Info Requests

    As a replacement for the dull and unfashionable Chevrolet Aveo, GM is hoping the funky 2011 Chevrolet Sonic will appeal to a more savvy car buyer, and tempt people away from their Ford Fiestas and Honda Fits. One way of doing this is giving free invitations to the Spotify digital music service to...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)
    2013 Chevrolet Sonic To Get RS Treatment: Report

    The Aveo RS could yet see production under the model's new name, Sonic, but Chevrolet has yet to lend official confirmation to the idea.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec accessories

    So, yeah, the 2012 Chevy Sonic isn't exactly a tuner's main course. More like an hors d'ouevre. The Z-Spec accessories previewed here and on display at the 2011 New York Auto Show hope to change that. Odds are they won't, however, with the first two things touted in the announcement being "Color Out" accent packages and 40-mpg highway ratings. Not exactly thrilling performance upgrades, even when you equip the optional 138-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbo to the standard Sonic. The Z-Spec package was first shown as a concept at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Still, it could well prove a fun little...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
    2011 Detroit Auto Show Video: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

    You've seen the live shots, the preview, and now you get a video. Sadly, there are no hedgehogs in this one. Just the 2012 Chevy Sonic. When you're done here, be sure to check out our Detroit Auto Show page for more videos, photos, and info on the latest cars and concepts in the Motor City...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Live Photos

    Turbos are our friends. Whether we're after better fuel economy or more power, they get the job done in a way nothing else does. The 2012 Chevy Sonic is a perfect example. It's true that 1.4 liters doesn't sound like much displacement--and it's not. There's more volume in a bottle of Coke. But when...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec Concept
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec Concept

    This week’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show saw the debut of the brand new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, a new model to replace the Aveo compact and available in both sedan and hatchback bodystyles. While you can get more details on the Sonic at our sister site TheCarConnection, what we’re more...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
    Official: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic To Replace Aveo

    As we first reported just a few days ago, the Aveo name is being phased out for Chevrolet’s next-generation small car, which we can confirm today will be called the Sonic. Production is to begin in early 2011 at GM’s Orion Assembly Center in Michigan, which is receiving a $545 million...

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