Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Sonic

Posted on 19. Mar, 2016 by in GM Canada

Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Sonic

Fresh look, segment-first Apple CarPlay/Android Auto harmony lead changes






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Oshawa, Ontario (Friday, Mar 18, 2016) – Chevrolet currently introduced a 2017 Sonic – a some-more expressive, sporty take on a brand’s fun-to-drive tiny car. It offers large technologies such as a new MyLink complement with segment-exclusive Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a uninformed extraneous with new LED signature lighting.

The updated styling complements new comfort and preference facilities such as an accessible exhilarated steering circle and a customary 7-inch-diagonal colour touchscreen for a new MyLink system. Rear Park Assist is also new, adding to one of a many extensive reserve packages in a segment.

“This is an critical shred for Chevrolet in Canada, generally in pivotal civic markets like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal where tiny cars like a Sonic are renouned and offer a event for Chevrolet to broach ourselves to new buyers,” pronounced Laura Pacey, code director, Chevrolet Canada.  “The new styling and facilities of a 2017 Sonic strengthen a position as a fun, fit tiny automobile with heading record – all during an affordable price.”

Like a new Trax, Sonic brings new, younger business to a brand, with roughly 20 percent of them younger than 35 and is one of Chevrolet’s tip vehicles for first-time new buyers.

The 2017 Sonic goes on sale this fall, offering in LS, LT and Premier trims on sedan models. The hatchback earnings exclusively in RS guise, offering in LT and Premier trims. An RS package is also accessible on a sedan.

Refined design

Sonic’s jaunty extraneous has an wholly new, fluent demeanour echoing a tellurian Chevrolet cues seen on vehicles such as a Cruze, Bolt EV and 2017 Trax.

It is a richer, some-more minute design, with a front finish featuring a new hood, new front fascia and new lighting elements. Projector-beam headlamps are standard, along with accessible LED daytime using lamps. Likewise, a back fascia is new.

“With a heading wheels-at-the-corners stance, a thespian changes to a Sonic’s pattern give it and even sportier position and attitude,” pronounced Justin Thompson, extraneous pattern manager.

There are also new 15-, 16- and 17-inch circle designs and 4 new extraneous colours offering in 2017: Orange Burst Metallic, Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat and Arctic Blue Metallic (late availability).

Interior and record enhancements

Sonic’s courteous interior retains a concentration on delivering comfort, preference and technology. A new, minute sign cluster incorporating an analog speedometer adds a aloft grade of excellence to a cabin, complementing further new comfort and preference features.

For 2017, Sonic becomes a initial in a shred to offer a energy driver’s seat. Additional new facilities include:

  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Available exhilarated cloth seats with new exhilarated steering wheel
  • RS trim includes RS-logo building mats, piano black décor, RS-badged flat-bottom steering circle – with new, red cloth seating available.

Also new is a 7-inch-diagonal infotainment complement designed to support a latest connectivity technologies, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto harmony and 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot. With a accessible 4G LTE connection, Sonic provides a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows passengers to bond adult to 7 concordant inclination such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless Internet.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto harmony is theme to their terms, remoteness statements and information devise rates, as good as a concordant smartphone.

Safety first

Sonic offers reserve facilities designed to warning drivers to intensity pile-up situations. Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are accessible active reserve features. Sonic also offers 10 customary atmosphere bags, Stabilitrak electronic fortitude control and an antilock braking complement to assistance yield assent of mind. Rear Park Assist is new for 2017 and a rearview camera is now customary on all models.  

Turbocharged performance

The Sonic’s customary Ecotec 1.8L engine is estimated to broach identical fuel economy numbers for a 2017 indication year, however central EPA estimates are not nonetheless available.  Sonic’s fun-driving suggestion earnings with an accessible Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine, corroborated by a six-speed involuntary or primer transmission. Rated during 138 horsepower (102 kW).

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 115 countries and offered some-more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline enchanting performance, pattern that creates a heart beat, pacifist and active reserve facilities and easy-to-use technology, all during a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during, on Facebook during or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.


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