With the newly appointed coming of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic model we are seeing a car which will enhance the improvements which were missed out the last time. The previous update came for the 2016 model and it did manage well but the upcoming one will really surprise us as they have managed to add a lot in there.
The Sonic still uses the Gamma II platform and although it has been getting stale they are still not planning to ditch it. The previous model has done well in terms of sales and even with the design getting a bit dated the Sonic is scoring well with the youths as it is perhaps the number one car in terms of choice when it comes to the younger audiences. The newest 2018 version of the Sonic will add a bigger update for the look of the car but will also address some pieces on the inside of the vehicle.
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic is going to be released this year, which gave us a reason to make our review, and will offer a lot of the parts which have established it as a fun vehicle. Great fuel economy and great use of new technology is what attracts most people and is what you will be able to find in the 2018 Sonic. Keep reading for more news
When is the Release Date of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic?
The announcement about the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic was also followed with the statement about a release date. It is now certain that the car will become available this fall, making it available before the name of the vehicle says and it is a kind of a good news that enables us to get this car as soon as possible.
Has the Price ben announced?
Surprisingly, the price of the 2018 Chevrolets Sonic was not confirmed. But this will be addressed very soon and we can expect to get the pricing of the car very soon. For now we can base the future price upon the current figures which will probably range $16,000, for the sedan and the hatchback version as well.
A new Upscale Look
The exterior of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will now coincide with the rest of the Chevy cars. The majority of the cars which have debuted recently are going to borrow some key features to the Sonic model. This will make the Sonic look completely different compared to the car that we used to see in the previous incarnation. Namely the front part of the car will receive some details like a completely new hood and get a stylized upper grille. The lower part of the grille will be much bigger and will add some chrome parts and include vertical slots. The headlights are also changed a bit and will have different lights.
The rear end is going to be much more refined compared to before but it does not see a whole lot of changes. Actually the changes that were made are just enough to reshape the car for a new look. The shape and size is the same with the previous car and this one will add a new bumper which is sportier and adds different sort of elements. The sedan version adds a different character line in the back and both get new taillights as well.
The side of the car is mostly unchanged except for the character line which goes down towards the rear wheels now. The wheels are going to be offered in 15-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch guises and there are new color options as well which include Brimstone, Arctic Blue Metallic, Orange Burst Metallic and Cajun Red Tintcoat.
The inside of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will apparently not change so much. They will incorporate parts which are going to make it similar to before but will update with modern elements. That said the gauge cluster is going to be analog and the same goes for the speedometer. The steering wheel gets a new kind of a design but everything else will mostly stay the same.
Technology will be updated as there are some announcements made which sound very interesting for the Sonic. The infotainment system will get a bigger touchscreen and the same system will support new types of connectivity features available for the car. Passengers can connect up to seven devices at the same time and use during their drives.
For comfort you may expect to use power seats which will be available for the driver. All the seats are covered in cloth and the color scheme uses red and adds piano black additions as well. The seats have heating and cooling options while keyless entry and start options is also provided.
Under the hood, the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will have the same pair of engines that it had the last time. These include the base 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and the optional 1.4- liter turbo 4-cyldiner one. Both of the engines are capable of delivering 138 horsepower but the base one has 125 pound-feet of torque while the optional one gives us 148 pound-feet.
The entry engine can be used with a choice between a 5-speed manual shifter and a 6-speed automatic one. The optional version is used with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
Top Speed and 0-60 mph Acceleration
With the same engines offered for the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic, it also means that the specs are going to remain the same. This means that with the base engine you can get to 0-60 mph in 9.7 seconds while the optional one allows you to do so in 7.8 seconds, while both carry a top speed of 108 mph.
What can be Said about the Fuel Economy?
Actually the fuel economy of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will also be carried over from the previous version. It allows the 1.8-liter models to achieve a rating of 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined, while the 1.4 liter models have an EPA score of 29/40/33 mpg. It is suitable for a small car to perform like this so we do not have any faults with the fuel economy of the car.
Dimensions and Trunk Capacity
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will not change dimensions this time and this part might be saved for the next generation, although we think it will not happen then either. The model appoints the usual well-balanced and proportioned look of a small car and has a style which will be very much suitable for bigger cities and helps when looking for a place to park.
A Standard Set of Safety Features
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will continue to be a well-appointed car in terms of safety. It will give us an array of equipment that we were used to from the previous model. These include 10 airbags that come as standard, lane departure warning and forward collision alert, but also adds options like a rearview camera and the rear park assist as standard offerings for this versions.
What are the Rivals to Expect?
The segment is already filled with popular cars and the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will find itself in a rather familiar company. Among the best driving small cars are the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio models which would provide to be the best kind to competition in the given segment.
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