Chevrolet has very recently upgraded their well-known Chevy Sonic. But the news is, Sonic is not only due for another up gradation, but also a complete changeover in the coming cycle. This change will be a major one, starting from the very basics, which means, even the platform of the car will be replaced by a new one. 2017 Chevy Sonic will be developed upon D2XX platform, which it will share with Chevy Cruze. External modifications will be accompanied by qualitative upliftments, which will make this car far superior to its present edition.
2017 Chevy Sonic – Body and Designs:
Auto markets have been showing a growing demand for hybrid and electric cars in the recent years. Chevrolet has rightly gauged this increased demand, and therefore they’ll also be launching a hybrid variant of the Sonic, which is being referred to as 2017 Sonic EV. Price of this electric variant will however exceed the prices of base sonic versions. Perhaps one of the first things that buyers wish to know about a car concerns its visuals. New 2017 Chevy Sonic will apparently draw its inspiration from Chevy Cruze. Though these two offerings from Chevy won’t turn out to be Doppelganger, yet it can be said that they’ll show resemblances.
Sonic 2017 won’t entirely abandon the features of its current edition either. This new model is supposed to look a lot more aggressive and intimidating, and of course it’ll offer that awesome choice between a sedan and a hatchback.
It’s going to get a new hexagonal grill to complement its altered platform. For effective visibility there’ll be quad-headlamps; fog lights are to become smaller in size but they’ll work just fine. Also, wheels of the car might undergo a change in dimension.Drivers will have a quick access to necessary info, which shall be displayed by a LCD screen mounted right behind the steering wheel. The interior of 2017 Chevy Sonic is nothing too fancy but it certainly maintains a standard. There’s enough space; fine upholstery ensures comfort and features like air conditioning add to it. Buyers will find all kinds of infotainment that are present in cars of similar class, which means an audio system, navigation, Bluetooth and Smartphone connectivity will certainly be on offer.
2017 Chevy Sonic – Entirely new Powertrain Configuration:
The two previous engines of 1.4 liter and 1.8 liter are going to be replaced. In their place, now there’ll be an inline 4 1.5 liter engine which has the capacity to generate 140 Hp along with 130 lb-ft of torque. The second engine which is to power 2017 Chevy Sonic will be an inline-4 turbocharged 1.5 liter unit, offering a greater drive of 160 HP with 180 lb-ft of torque.
Both these engines shall be mated with 6-speed transmission and shall come with Front Wheel Drive system only.
2017 Chevy Sonic – Competitors, Price and Release Date:
2017 Chevy Sonic will be a potential threat to the likes of Hyundai Accent, Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris. It’ll have a humble price range which shall be within $14, 000 to $20,000. Sources suggest it will be available with dealers by the end of 2016.