2014 SEMA Preview: Chevrolet Sonic Accessories Concept unveiled

Article by Christian A., on October 23, 2014

Chevrolet Sonic Accessories Concept was unveiled ahead of the 2014 SEMA Show and as expected, it was designed to highlight unique treatments from the American manufacturer. The first visual impact with the vehicle reveals the Summit White exterior color with matte black stripes.

Moreover, the vehicle arrives with plenty of Chevrolet Accessories such as white headlamp rings and taillights rings, new black grille surround, mirror covers and a rear roof spoiler as well as a new set of 17-inch aluminum wheels.

In addition, the Sonic Performance Concept gets a new suspension kit with lowered ride height from Chevrolet Performance. For the interior, we find Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

If you love music you will be happy to know that the concept received a Kicker subwoofer and amplifier. Under the hood, we find the standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 138 hp (130 kW) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque.

Chevrolet designed the Sonic sedan and five-door models to communicate not just strength and stability but also refinement. The carmaker gave the Sonic a wide, planted stance -- with wheels-at-the-corners proportions – to communicate performance, as well as progressive, raked body lines to render a sense of movement even when at standstill.

To make the Sonic easily recognizable as Chevrolet, certain assertive elements like fender flares and motorcycle-inspired round headlamps are harmoniously married with global design cues such as a dual-element grille and round tail lights.

Just above the headlamps, a character line is formed by the leading edge of the bonnet. This character line runs to the sides, which in turn is marked by continuous body lines, low roofline and a high beltline. Featuring the same shape as the Sonic, the side mirrors seem to disappear into the profile.

There are characteristic differences between the Sonic sedan and the Sonic five-door. For instance, the Sonic five-door has a two-box shape marked by diving feature lines, while the sedan is given a "notchback" profile for a more premium look and more mature presence. Interestingly, the rear door handles of the five-door model are inconspicuously located in the "C"-pillar area so it looks like a three-door hatchback. Exposed, motorcycle-inspired rear tail lamps mark the rear end of the Sonic five-door.

The new Chevrolet Sonic also comes with a number of design details that convey its quality and attention to detail, such as chrome grille surrounds and matte black honeycomb grille inserts. The Sonic could be availed with a range of large wheel sizes, including 17-inch alloy rims.

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