New Chevrolet Sonic Debuts at New York Auto Show
Chevrolet recently brought the new Sonic to the New York International Auto Show at the tail-end of March, and the new Chevrolet Sonic got a nice facelift and some technology upgrades going into the 2017 model year. Equipped with a new, sportier bosy that takes styling cues from other vehicles in Chevrolet’s lineup and the addition of Apple CarPlay compatibility, the 2017 Chevy Sonic is prepared to make a splash in the subcompact segment.
Industry insiders have compared aspects of the new Sonic’s appearance to just about everything, including the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt as well as the Cruze sedan, restyled Trax, and even the 2016 Camaro that recently entered its sixth generation. The new front fascia was redesigned to fit more in line with the rest of the brand’s lineup, with the signature double-grille and narrow, angular headlights.
The Chevrolet Sonic hatchback will be limited to a single trim level, the RS, which will come in the LT and Premier models. The sedan variant, on the other hand, will have four trim levels: LS, LT, Premier, and RS. Both models will give drivers the choice between 15-, 16-, and 17-inch wheels.
New tech features in the Chevrolet Sonic include a brand new infotainment system paired with a 7-inch touchscreen, with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Heated seats, a heated steering wheel, push-button start, keyless entry, and a power driver’s seat — something not offered in any other vehicle in the segment — will all come with the Chevy Sonic.
The new Chevrolet Sonic, complete with its all-new list of standard and available features and new, more athletic design, will be available sometime in fall of 2016. The Bolt EV will be built at the same plant at the Chevy Sonic, as well as a new crossover that Chevrolet has not yet unveiled to the public.