The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic incorporates the best safety equipment in its class with 10 airbags as well as the security and convenience of OnStar, integrating air conditioning, power door locks, remote keyless entry and 15-inch alloy wheels. Its retail price begins at $14,495, a price that includes destination, but without covering tax, title, license as well as dealer fees. The Chevy Sonic boasts 40 mpg highway when it is mated to a 1.4-liter Turbo and six-speed manual transmission. Two body styles are available for the Sonic, a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback, each of them providing cargo space and roominess.
Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing stated that the Sonic truly represented a safer small car with three more airbags than the nearest competitor, offering at the same time convenience, safety and security of OnStar with Turn-by-Turn navigation on all models. He added that the Sonic shared the spirit of Chevrolets like Corvette as it delivered agile and athletic performance.
Chevrolet Announces Sonic Price Will Start at $14,495
Offers more standard safety equipment than any vehicle in its class with 10 airbags and the security and convenience of OnStar
Available 1.4L Turbo expected to achieve best-in-class acceleration and 40 mpg hwy
The suggested retail price of the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic begins at $14,495 including destination but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Sonic comes with the most standard safety equipment in the sub-compact class, including 10 air bags. Air conditioning, power door locks, remote keyless entry and 15" alloy wheels also are standard.
The Sonic, the only sub-compact built in the United States, is expected to deliver 40 mpg highway with class-leading acceleration when paired with the 1.4L Turbo and six-speed manual transmission.
The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. Each delivers outstanding rear-seat roominess and cargo space.
"Sonic shares the spirit of Chevrolets like the Corvette by delivering athletic and agile performance," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "Today's customers have high expectations for small cars. Sonic comes with an unexpected level of standard equipment so that every customer will have comforts and amenities they desire."
The 2012 Sonic will be for retail sale this fall in three models with two body styles:
Sonic LS starting at $14,495 sedan, $15,395 hatchback, including:
Standard 1.8L Ecotec engine and five-speed manual transmission
Class-exclusive standard 15-inch alloy wheels
The most standard safety features in the segment, with 10 air bags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing, traction control, anti-lock brakes, collapsible pedal system and power rear-door child safety locks
Standard OnStar, with a six-month subscription including Turn-by-Turn navigation
Standard convenience features, including air conditioning, power door locks with remote keyless entry and tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Sonic LT starting at $15,695 sedan, $16,495 hatchback, including:
Six-speaker premium sound system with CD player, XM Radio with three-month trial subscription
Power windows with driver's express up/down
Power, heated side mirrors
Connectivity package with a USB port, Bluetooth for select phones and music, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
Heated front seats
Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
Major available upgrades on Sonic include:
Six-speed automatic transmission (with 1.8L engine) - $1,070
1.4L Turbo with six-speed manual transmission (available on LT and LTZ) - $700
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