GM plans to offer Chevrolet Sonic-based EV

Article by Christian A., on October 9, 2014

General Motors is intending to offer a new Chevrolet electric model in addition to its green-vehicle lineup that already includes the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Spark EV minicar, GM global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed during a presentation to investors.

Two people privy with the carmaker’s plans told Automotive News that the Detroit-based company is currently working on an electric vehicle derived from the current version of the Sonic subcompact.

The said EV would be able to travel around 200 miles on a single charge and would be rolled out sometime in 2017, the sources disclosed.  In 2013, former GM chief executive Dan Akerson remarked that the carmaker was working on a car that would be able to have a range of about 200 miles.

GM is currently selling the Spark EV in two states -- Oregon and California – noting that people were wishing that the carmaker would sell the model “all around the country," Reuss said. The US carmaker is planning to roll out the next-generation Volt late next year or early 2016.

It posted a 13-percent drop in sales of the Volt in the first nine months of 2014 to 14,540 units.

Chevrolet Sonic sedan and five-door models express firmness, power and sophistication in all areas. The vehicle’s raked up body lines convey motion even when it is static. A wide, planted stance, with wheels-at-the-corners proportions, suggests performance.

A combination of bold styling and global design cues makes the car unmistakably Chevrolet. The bold cues include motorcycle-inspired round headlamps and fender flares while its global design cues include round tail lamps and a dual-element grill. The bonnet’s front edge creates a character line at the top of the headlamps. This character line runs in a smooth side profile. The car’s side profile is characterized by a high beltline, a continuous body side lines and a low roofline. In addition, it has side mirrors that carry a similar shape as the car and seemingly disappear into the profile.

The five-door conveys a taut, two-box figure with bold, diving feature lines, while the sedan's "notchback" silhouette has a more upscale and mature presence. The rear of the five-door continues with eccentric details. The details include visible, motorcycle-inspired rear tail lamps. At first look, the five-door model appears like a three-door hatch because the rear door handles are subtly situated in the "C"-pillar area. These features and characteristics make the Chevrolet Sonic sedan and five-door models distinct from each other.

Matte black honeycomb grill inserts and Chrome grill surrounds on all models are details that emphasize the sedan model’s quality and attention to detail. In addition, a variant of large wheel sizes underlines its athletic character. The variants of wheel sizes include 17-inch alloy wheels.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

As BMW has already revealed, the next generation of the BMW M5 (F90) is a four-wheel drive high-performance sedan with overwhelming power output and torque at its disposal. However, it...
by - November 17, 2017
McLaren unveiled a one-off Gold - on - Black 720S at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show which will be on display throughout the entire stretch of this week’s event. The...
by - November 16, 2017
For the past several years, BMW has been working on electric mobility, or electrifying their current models. This is why the German automaker has trademarked a range of “i” nameplates...
by - November 16, 2017
Singer Vehicle Design is one of the few companies that have a reputation for making some of the coolest machines out there, including the air-cooled Porsche 911s. They collaborated with...
by - November 15, 2017
We never doubted the outstanding performance of the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, with its 6.2 liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine that enables it to produce up to 755 horsepower...
by - November 15, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries