If you were planning to buy the 2012 Sonic (an all-new small car that goes on sale this fall), you’d be pleased to know that Chevrolet has presented the first production Z-Spec accessories for your customizing needs.
Set to be displayed at the New York International Auto Show, the Sonic Z-Spec portfolio features “Color Out” accent packages that have contrasting-color exterior parts and graphics that convey its performance attributes.
While the Sonic has a young and aggressive design, it also offers a turbocharged performance and agile ride and handling. The Sonic, when powered by an efficient 1.4L turbo, can return an estimated 40 mpg highway.
The first batch of Z-Spec accessories to come out includes body-color ground effects (featuring a silver exhaust tip), contrasting upper and lower grille surrounds, and contrasting mirror caps and roof spoiler. It also is available with a body graphics package and a set of 16- and 17-inch painted alloy wheels.
The ground effects kit comes with a front fascia extension, rocker panel extensions, rear fascia extension and silver exhaust tip. Upgrades to its interior include aluminum sport pedals and sill plates.
There are also color accent packages in “Black Out” or “White Out.” These “Color Out” packages can be viewed on vehicles at the New York Auto Show. Black accents will be seen on a Summit White Sonic and Summit White accents will be featured on an Inferno Orange Sonic. Rick Scheidt, vice president for Chevrolet marketing, said that Sonic is a “great canvas for customization.”
He added that what Z-Spec offers is a “cohesive design” with a complete lineup of accessories and graphics that were built at its factories. Customers can choose to get the complete package or get the parts individually to suit their preferences and budgets. If the parts are bought along with the Sonic and the dealer installs it, the costs can be rolled into monthly payments.