GM unveiled today at the North American International Auto Show the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, a new car that promises to offer an aggressive design backed by turbocharged performance. As you may know already, the new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is based on the Avero RS Concept, unveiled one year ago at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The new car will be offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door. Under the hood, we find a choice of two engines: the Ecotec 1.4L turbo and the Ecotec 1.8L,which means that we will find the same engines used by the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.
The 2012 Sonic will also be offered with a choice of three transmissions: a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic with the 1.8L and a six-speed manual with the 1.4L turbo. The 1.4-liter Ecotec engine delivers 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 rpm and 4,900 rpm. The 1.4-liter engine is offered with a six-speed manual transmission, while the bigger 1.8-liter engine is paired with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.
Some of the features offered by the new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic include OnStar with six months of Turn-by-Turn navigation, remote start, heated front seats and sunroof (all rarities in the segment), 10 standard air bags, antilock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and OnStar with Automatic Crash Response. Inside, the car is available in two colors (dark titanium and brick) and flows seamlessly into the upper doors, with premium low-glass finishes.