2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Montreal, Quebec – Chevrolet has presented the Canadian debut of the all-new 2012 Sonic at the Montreal International Auto Show. The new subcompact will be offered as a four-door sedan or sporty four-door hatchback.

“The all-new Chevrolet Sonic was developed to be fun to drive, with ride and handling characteristics not expected in this segment,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of Chevrolet Canada. “In fact, ride and handling tuning was done by the Corvette team. Sonic delivers agile, athletic performance, thanks to its available 138-horsepower, 1.4-litre turbo engine and six-speed transmission, yet does so with great fuel efficiency.”

Production of the Sonic will begin later in 2011 at General Motors’ Orion Assembly Center in Michigan.

The Sonic will be available with a standard 1.8-litre Ecotec engine with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, or with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine with available six-speed manual. Available features include OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation, XM satellite radio, USB and Bluetooth, and MyChevrolet mobile application with OnStar MyLink vehicle connectivity.

Safety features include up to ten airbags, standard anti-lock brakes and vehicle stability control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, and available OnStar with Automatic Crash Response.

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