NAIAS 2011: Chevrolet shows off Sonic sedan

Looks as good as the hatchback
Jan 11, 2011
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Chevrolet has finally revealed the sedan version of the Sonic, which is essentially a re-badged Aveo.

The all-new model was unveiled at the 2011 North America International Auto Show following the revelation of its five-door hatchback version at the Paris Motor Show in October 2010.

The Sonic sedan shares much of its sheet metal with the hatchback from the dual-element grille all the way to the B-pillar. Aft of that, the sedan becomes a different car as its rear doors get conventional door handles while the taillights now look like a single unit on each side.

Both the four-door sedan and the five-door hatchback share the same motorcycle-inspired interior with the detailed instrument cluster featuring a large, round analog tachometer set within an asymmetrical LCD readout and a large digital speedometer display.

In North America, the Sonic will be offered with either a 1.4-liter Ecotec turbo that has an output of 138hp and 200Nm of torque or a 1.8-liter Ecotec engine--yes, the one used in the much larger Cruze--that churns out 135hp and 167Nm of torque.

"The all-new Chevrolet Sonic blends the practicality of a small car with the passion for driving that Chevrolet vehicles like the Corvette are known for," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "Its combination of great design, fun driving experience and the latest connectivity features create a serious competitor with a fun spirit."

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