The Sonic has just been refreshed for the current model year but it seems that the car is actually going to be replaced altogether with the upcoming 2017 Chevy Sonic which is going to be an all new car redesigned from ground up. The new model will actually make use of a new platform which it will share with the new Cruze meaning it will be based on the D2XX platform or rather a shorter version of it. This should allow for a lighter and more efficient construction as well as a safer car all around thanks to the better safety structures built into the chassis. Main rivals for the new Chevy Sonic 2017 as always will be Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.
2017 Chevy Sonic release date, price
On top of the new platform, the Sonic will see changes under its hood, it will get a new more appealing design as well as a new interior which should make it one of the best choices for young people looking for a car. The 2017 Chevy Sonic release date is likely going to be some time in the mid of 2016 while the car will likely be available for sale starting with the last quarter of 2016. The base price should not change much, meaning the base model will cost around $14,000 while a fully equipped version will set you back no more than $20,000, making it one of the most affordable cars on the market today.
Chevy Sonic 2017 redesign
Let’s start the preview with the exterior of the new Chevy Sonic 2017 because this is usually the most important aspect of a car at this price point. The design will likely borrow from that of the Cruze but with a twist. The Sonic should be more aggressive than the Cruze and it will likely be similar to the previous model. The front end will likely carry the quad-headlights which give it a really nice design but everything else should be new. The car will get a new hexagonal grille, smaller fog-lamps and new wheels designs. Just like before, it will be available both in sedan and hatchback form in order to please everyone. A touring version has also been rumored but it is unlikely to be released considering its class.
The interior of the 2017 Chevy Sonic will also improve considerably over the current model. While it will still keep a minimalistic approach, the car will feature more equipment as standard. The design is going to be simple with a single LCD screen behind the steering wheel which is going to offer most information the driver needs. The car will also come with an air conditioning system as well as a standard infotainment system which will certainly please a lot of young people.
2017 Chevy Sonic specs review
Engine wise, the new Chevy Sonic 2017 will change quite a bit over the current model. Firstly, the old 1.8 and 1.4 liter engines are going to be discontinued completely. The base model is now going to be a naturally aspirated 1.5 liter inline 4 which thanks to direct injection and variable valve timings, it should provide nearly 140 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque, all while using quite a bit less fuel than the older 1.8 liter engine. The 1.4 liter turbocharged engine on the other hand is likely going to be replaced with GM’s new 1.5 liter turbocharged inline 4 could provide up to 160 horsepower and more than 180 lb-ft of torque which is actually very impressive for a car this size. Both engines will only be available with front wheel drive and both of them are going to come as standard with a 6 speed manual gearbox. An automatic is also going to be available but at this point it is unclear about what this may be. There is a small chance that GM’s all new 9 speed gearbox will be offered on the 2017 Chevy Sonic which would make it a very pleasant car to use on a day to day basis.